Painting the Figure Workshop with Ignacio Rojas

Level: Intermediate, some figure drawing experience is preferred.

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Two Afternoon Painting Workshop

  • Dates: TBC
  • Time: TBC
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: TBC

Join experienced artist and educator Ignacio Rojas as he explores painting the human body. Participants will be drawing and painting from an undressed life model over the two sessions.

This class is designed for students that are interested in exploring figure drawing and painting in oils. Participants will also learn how to use the Zorn palette or limited palette which helps us to keep values, colours and temperature under the student’s control.

Pei Hsieh, oil on canvas

Ignacio has recently returned to Melbourne after almost three years teaching at the San Francisco Arts Institute and the City College of San Francisco.

Ignacio holds a Master of Visual Art (VCA), Bachelor of Visual Arts (Adelaide) as well as both a Postgraduate and Graduate Diploma of Art, Sociology (Melbourne). Rojas has exhibited extensively and internationally and is a specialist in alla prima painting.

Classes are restricted to about ten places to ensure one-on-one tuition.


Enrolment details

Dates: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Course fee: TBC

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Student Feedback

“I learnt a lot and completed one of the best paintings I’d ever done.  Ignacio was kind, knowledgeable, and great teacher. The other students were lovely too. Models were also great.

It was great working in a group.  If I was at home, after three to four hours I would have said “That’ll do”. But because there was another hour left and everyone else was still painting, I pushed myself to continue – and it was worth it. Everyone did a fantastic job.”

Linda, March 2020

“The content was a great balance between demonstration and practice. Very clear and valuable presentation of key ideas. Length was good for an intro workshop. Ignacio is an excellent teacher.”

Lisa, March 2020

“Ignacio is so enthusiastic, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Content was appropriate and interesting.”

Tony, March 2020

“This is my second lesson with Ignacio, and I have thoroughly gained heaps of knowledge and skills. His manner is passionate and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the courses and Ignacio’s methods and teaching methods to others interested. The space has been convenient and easy to get to.”

Pat, March 2020

“I felt the course was able to accommodate all skill levels, which made it a comfortable learning environment. Content was good, we were all brought along with the theory, then practice. Length was just right for the weekend.”

Student, March 2020