Fridays with Francesco – Online Workshop (Ages 18+)

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DateSeptember 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Time09:30 am - 03:30 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $95

Non-Member's Price $120



Event details

In this workshop you will be working on the toned paper, the introduction of white pastel allows for richer, more accurate development of highlights.

After a brief introduction on how to use toned paper we will work on the sculpture from Antonio Canova: Napoleon.

This process will prepare you for work in more advanced courses such as painting, where colored grounds are often used as the foundation for full-color images. Halftone areas that were difficult to develop on white paper are now dominated by the color of the toned paper, allowing for easier transitions into the illuminated portions of the subjects. The workshop will include introduction, lesson overview, drawing demonstrations and one on one assistance and feedback.

Francesco’s one on one assistance and feedback ensure beginner students understanding and keeps advanced and returning students engaged and challenged.

Supply list:

  • 1 charcoal pencil 2B, suggested General’s Charcoal 557-2B med. ($2)
  • 1 pad charcoal paper 14×11 or bigger
    • Available from instructor 14×11 70 sheets 80lb pad ($10)
  • 1 White plastic eraser ($2)
  • 1 Kneaded eraser ($2)
  • 1 Loew-Cornell Sandpaper Block ($3)
  • Blending stumps assorted sizes 4 pc. ($2)
  • An Exacto knife with #11 blade ($5)
  • Zoom program or app downloaded on your device. (While phones and tablets do work, we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop computer so you can view the instructor and demos in the largest screen possible.)

Class Refund Policy

Please note: this interactive and hands-on class is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, studio or kitchen table! It will be hosted via Zoom. If you’ve never used zoom before, we suggest you take some time to familiarize yourself with the platform ahead of time and download the app. You can find everything you’ll need at or in the App store on your phone or tablet. An access link will be provided prior to the start of class.


Francesco Gillia