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Classical life drawing with Troy Argyros

Next Available: Thu, 29 Sep 3:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours
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 March 17 - June 30 2 -5pm 

Unique in Melbourne, our figure drawing classes use natural light only, to fully understand and appreciate the subtleties of the human form.

Open to students and professional artists., and based on the traditional European Atelier teaching style, this class is for artists and students interested in studying the fundamentals of classical figure drawing, with one three-hour long pose per week.  

Working with a different life model each week, this class is for those interested in developing skills in academic figure drawing, with plenty of practical demonstrations and individual support available. It is understood that students may be at different skill levels, and each student will receive appropriate feedback. Tuition is optional, all materials are supplied.

Students will develop technical and observational skills, including structure, proportion, an awareness of form,  gesture, and seeing, rhythmic connections of the body and describing the human figure accurately.

About your tutor:

Troy Argyros holds a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting, a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts Education from Monash University, and is a recent graduate of The Florence Academy of Art in Italy, having untaken three years of academic training. Troy is a caring and passionate teacher, keen to share his knowledge and training.

Troy has exhibited his work in group shows throughout Australia, including the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award and the AME Bale Traveling Scholarship, has held six solo exhibitions in Melbourne, and is included in several private collections internationally. In 2017, he was awarded 1st Prize in The Graeme Hildebrand Prize for Young and Emerging Artists in the oil painting category, and in 2019 undertook an artist residency at Casa Lu, Parque Hundido, in Mexico City.

The following art shops offer our students a 10% discount:

 Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies 409 Gore St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 5949

St Luke, 32 Smith St, Collingwood Tel: (03) 9486 9992

Chapman & Bailey, 420 Johnston Street
, Abbotsford Tel: (03) 9417 7957

MES, 33A St David St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 5666

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What you will learn

  • Blocking in the figure: Proportion
  • Blocking in the figure: Gesture
  • Blocking in the figure: Structure

What you will get

  • Confidence in figure drawing
  • Practical demonstrations and individual guidance
  • All drawing materials and refreshments provided
Parking Info

Parking is ticketed in Brunswick St but there are some 2-4 hour spots in the surrounding streets. 

There is all-day parking around the Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, a 15-minute walk down Brunswick St. The No 11 tram comes down Brunswick St, get off at stop 15. All-day parking on Brunswick St is a flat fee of $12 on Sundays only.

What to bring

  • All materials provided

What to wear

An apron or painting shirt.

Appropriate for

Suitable for all levels interest in learning how to accurately draw the human figure

Fitzroy Painting

(627 Reviews)

About us: Established in 2009 and based in a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting is the original and best of private art classes in Fitzroy!  A working artists studio, the space provides a great environment to develop your painting and drawing skills with the expert support and guidance of highly qualified teachers and full-time professional artists.

Our 4 - week beginners courses in oil painting, drawing and watercolours are designed for the complete beginner, taking you through a series of exercises and building your skills week by week. Students may choose to continue to our Beginners Courses Level 2 in both painting and drawing..  Ongoing students are supported to help develop their own direction, with optional exercises offered to expand on skills and knowledge, and our Atelier students are assisted in taking it to the next level in professional practice.

Love the class? All students wishing to extend their course may purchase class-passes for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!

Evening classes include wine and refreshments, and morning classes include tea, coffee and cakes. Classes run for 3 hours and basic equipment is available for student use at the studio, including easels, palettes and drawing boards. We believe in safe studio-practice and provide low-toxic, low-odour materials for student use, as well as high-quality clean-up materials for brushes and hands. We also have storage facilities if you wish to keep your materials at the studio.

Each student works at their own pace and receives one-on-one attention, and all students are invited to exhibit in our annual end of year exhibition, a fun opportunity to show family and friends what you’ve been doing!

Visit our website for more info and pictures of student work. www.fitzroypainting.com

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4.9 (13 reviews)
Markrated it
30 Jun 2022
Life drawing was a joy and a welcome challenge to my usual drawing experience. Troy is a very gentle and generous guide with vast knowledge and valued depth in the world of drawing. Looking forward to more time in his class.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 7 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Bookings and class cancellations policy: 

Fitzroy Painting is unable to offer any ‘make-up’ classes for our Beginners Oil Painting or Drawing classes.  Please consider taking out the Weteachme insurance policy if you think there a chance you may not be able to attend.

Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit.

Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a refund, transfer or a credit voucher for a replacement class, course or workshop.

Collection of work and materials left at the studio: Please understand that our storage capacity is extremely limited.  Beginners work and painting kits will only be retained for one month after which they will be disposed of.  


The safety of our students, staff and community is our utmost priority. If you are at all unwell, please get tested and stay at home until you receive your results.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are a confirmed case after you make your booking and prior to commencing your course/workshop please contact us and we will convert your booking to a credit note if you are unable to attend on the date booked.

If you develop symptoms after commencing your course please contact us as soon as possible and stop attending classes. We will arrange make-up classes for you.

If you do not comply with protocols, or authorised requests, you will be asked to leave immediately without refund or further recourse.

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