In the Studios of John Singer Sargent and His Peers

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In the Studios of John Singer Sargent and His Peers

12 August, 2019 to 16 August, 2019

CAN 600


Academy of Realist Art
2968 Dundas St W, Second Floor, Toronto, ON

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This intensive 5-day workshop focuses on the classic alla prima portraiture style used by 19th century painter John Singer Sargent, one of the most influential direct painters of all time. Participants will work from copies of Sargent paintings to become familiar with the wet-into-wet technique that he used. This direct technique allows us to paint in a very quick and efficient way with expressive and realistic results. We will also examine a very similar style used by Anders Zorn (a contemporary of Sargent). We will also look at basics of oil painting, brushwork, general rules of colour and values applied to portraiture, and abstraction of shapes.