Using your basic drawing vocabulary, materials, and techniques as a foundation, you will begin to investigate more conceptual aspects of drawing—focusing on personal artistic expression using the figure as subject. Time will be spent at the beginning of the course with traditional observational drawings of the figure, and then move towards experimentation and expressive control.
Color will be introduced both formally and expressively. You will be encouraged to approach drawing in a variety of non-traditional ways including alternative mark-making and in different supports.
In addition, you will be given a series of theoretical “problems” to solve and/or incorporate into each assignment as a guide to discovering multiple perspectives in drawing. Class projects and critiques will be focused on providing a continuation of observational and technical figure drawing skills, an introduction of new ideas and experimentation, and insight into discovering one’s own artistic voice
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!View Gallery »