Instructor: Fernando Freitas
Duration: 5 days
This new five-day workshop focuses on the fundamentals behind successful portrait drawing
using dry media and different tones on paper. Emphasis is placed on the drawing process and
what to look for at various stages in order to draw a portrait with accuracy and efficiency.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
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$200 deposit requested.
Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED. Registrations are not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid. If you require more information call 416-766-1280.
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Workshop Fees (in Canadian dollars):
One-Week Workshops: $600
Seven Day Workshops: $750
Please register as soon as you can confirm your plans.
About ARA Workshops
Group sizes are kept quite small, so each paticipant gets lots of one-on-one attention from our superb instructors. ARA instructors teach year round so, unlike many artists who offer summer/holiday workshops our instructors are professional teachers as well as successful award-winning artists Whether you are an award winning experienced artist or have never painted before, our instructors will tailor to your skill level.
Most workshops are scheduled five days per week, Monday to Friday, with weekends free (unless otherwise noted). The hours are usually 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but will occasionally go to 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested Drawing MEDIUMS: Choose 1 or more of the following that you would like to work with.
• Graphite pencils (2 of each - soft, medium, and hard)
• Charcoal pencils (2 of each - soft, medium, and hard)
• Carbon pencils (2 of each - soft, medium, and hard)
Alternatively you may bring red chalk, sepia, or sanguine with white chalk pencils.
• Suggested PAPERS:
Papers will be left to the students discretion. Please ensure that the paper you choose is suitable for the medium you have selected. Consult with the art store where you have purchased your pencils.
• 1 – 18X24 inches
• Sanding block
• Knitting needle 2.5 to 3.5 mm thickness
• Masking tape (3M brand – regular yellow)
• Eraser - white (Staedtler) kneaded (Prang)
• Pencil extender
• Mahl stick (a ½ inch diameter dowel approximately 30 inches)
• Push pins, tacks, or tape can be used to secure the paper to the board.
• Bristle - natural or synthetic filbert #2, 4, and 10
• Soft hair - natural or synthetic filbert #2, 4, and 10
Note – do not buy expensive brushes for life drawing.
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2012 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
- Figure Drawing Using Constructive Anatomy
and Rhythmic Form Modeling
Jan 29 to Feb 2, 2012
- Figure Drawing
Feb to April, 2012
- Bargue Drawing (UK)
Feb 20 to 26, 2012
- Alla Prima Portrait
March 26 to 30, 2012
- Portrait Drawing
April 16 to 20, 2012
- Figure Painting & Drawing (Ottawa)
April 21 to 27, 2012
- Portrait Painting from a Photo(Ottawa)
May 12 to 18, 2012
- Portrait Painting from a Photo
June 11 to 15, 2012
- In the Studios of Ingres
June 23 to 29, 2012
- Figure Drawing
June to Aug, 2012
- Landscape (Boston)
July 7 to 8, 2012
- Old Master (Edinburgh)
July 9 to 15, 2012
- In the Studios of Rubens (Boston)
July 9 to 20, 2012
- Still Life (Ottawa)
July 16 to 20, 2012
July 23 to 27, 2012
- Figure Drawing (Boston)
July 23 to August 3, 2012
- In the Studios of Caravaggio
Aug 4 to 10, 2012
- Figure Painting (Boston)
August 6 to 17, 2012
- Red Chalk (Ottawa)
August 13 to 17, 2012
- Still Life
August 18 to 24, 2012
- Still Life (Boston)
August 20 to 31, 2012
- Landscape Painting
Sept 10 to 14, 2012
- Figure Drawing
Sept to Dec, 2012
- Portrait Painting
Oct 13 to 19, 2012
- Old Master
Nov 3 to 9, 2012
- Alla Prima
Dec 3 to 7, 2012