Introduction to Figure Drawing

Ignacio Rojas
12 Sessions »Thursdays, September 14–December 7

(no session Nov 23 due to Thanksgiving)
7:30–10:30 pm | Studio 13 | $530

No prerequisite.

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The goal of this course is to gain a heightened understanding of the relationships between the body’s various parts and features through focused observation in order to further inform, investigate and grow individual studio practices. Students will develop their technical drawing facility while considering the body’s fragmented parts in relation to the whole and the figure’s surrounding environment. Emphasis will be based on observation of the human figure as seen, explored, and drawn from life. Students will utilize previously learned drawing strategies to develop their understanding of perspective, foreshortening, composition, and use of light and shadow. Integration of concept and point-of-view will be encouraged throughout in-class drawings as well as for the final assignment. No prerequisites but a basic understanding of drawing is recommended.

Registration for this course is now Closed.

Ignacio was born in Chile in 1978 migrated to Australia in 2001 and moved to San Francisco in 2016. He has a double background in fine arts and sociology and has taught drawing and painting for many years back in Australia and is currently teaching in San Francisco.

He has exhibited in more than thirty solo and group exhibitions as well as being finalist in numerous art competitions in Australia. Ignacio has also worked in socially inclusive artistic programs and in different universities as a research assistant and project officer including at RMIT University, Victoria University and The University of Melbourne.

Ignacio loves art and celebrating cultural diversity is at the centre of his practice! 

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