MAESTRA ISIS RODRÍGUEZ
VOTED BEST LIFE & PORTAIT TEACHER IN
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE!
“Maestra Rodriguez is a pure professional.
I’ve taken several classes over the past year, and feel that with
her guidance, I’m continuing to progress.”
John Verplank, San Miguel de Allende
CLASSES ARE LOCATED AT
PABLO YAÑEZ NO. 9, COLONIA INDEPENDENCIA
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, GUANAJUATO MEXICO 37732
Maestra Isis Rodriguez is a dynamic art teacher who incorporates both classical methods, ie "risparmio", Italian meaning, "sparingly" dating back 500 years and modern art school practices. Isis has taught drawing and painting for 20 years as an art professor in several institutions, ie Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, and adult after work programs such as Art With Elders & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, working with both hobbyist and professional artists. Using each student’s nature, she is able to help them find their unique style while giving them the confidence and skill to improve and continue on their personal works of art. Because Isis has been an exhibition artist all her life, she also has hands on experience on how to survive the modern art world. All levels are welcomed. Click here for examples of student work.
ABOUT THE CLASSES
All art classes are conducted in peaceful and meditative 1,200 sq ft professional art studio and exhibition gallery at Galería Nepantla in the alternative artist neighborhood of Colonia Independencia. 1 Week, 1 Month and 3 Months classes are available. Intensive classes are offered 4 days a week, half day or full day and are designed as if the student were in an art school. Prices include materials, models, props, photographs, equipment, tutorials and much more depending on how long you plan to take classes. Reservations & prepayment for all classes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MANY STUDENTS? If you think that the number of students will effect the quality of your education, no worries. My demonstrations are easy to understand and efficient. However, I prefer more boutique classes between 6-8.
DO YOU GIVE PRIVATE CLASSES? Sometimes. But I have found that private one on one classes don't really improve the works of a student. Being in a class with others who are in the same boat as you, bridges long lasting friendships, which is a healthy way of being an artist and the entire class shows dramatic results.
DO YOU DO DROP INS? If I have room, I might. Contact me for availability.
CAN I COME WATCH A CLASS? When someone watches, it makes my students self conscious, interrupting their ability to focus. You can arrange to take a 1 Day Class for only $65.00usd and try it out if I have space. Or just pick up your phone and call me after 5pm and I'm more than happy to answer your questions if you have any doubts.
CAN I BRING MY OWN SUPPLIES? Yes, you can. However, Mexican customs at the airport and the border have been known to confiscate art supplies from time to time. More importantly, students end up bringing the wrong supplies that don't work for the various art school methods I use. Most of my classes supply materials and they are professional grade and updated.
I ONLY WANT TO DRAW FROM MODELS. CAN I TAKE A CLASS WITH MODELS? In my 20 years of teaching, I have not seen great improvement from students just drawing from a model. Those students who are open to a combination of models, photos, mirrors, & props have much better results and satisfying education.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
San Miguel de Allende is regarded as a spiritual artist haven with a bohemian chic flair. Sitting on top of a quartz mine, it attracts people from all over the world who seek peaceful retreats to ignite their creativity. https://www.discoversma.com/
ABOUT ISIS RODRIGUEZ
Isis Rodriguez is an international world renown artist from San Francisco California who has beendrawing and painting since a child. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis_Rodriguez
She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Kansas, USA in 1988 and studied under the great maestro David Hardy in his Classical Realism workshop Oakland California where she completed his program: "The Old Master Classical Drawing Program". She also studied Classical Animation under the direction of Marty McNamara, winning her a $10,000.00 scholarship to create her hand drawn animation, “The Re Awakening”. Isis Rodriguez moved to Mexico 12 years ago to continue her investigation of the human condition thru her contemporary myth paintings and exhibits internationally. To meet Isis, click on her video below.