Art, UP Vargas Museum, Workshop


(For the 2012 schedule, click here)


Tuesdays (once a week, total of 8 sessions)

April 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17

The 8th session (group work) will be held on May 28, Saturday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the MAB Hall of the Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Q.C.


9:00 am – 11:30 am (Beginner)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Advance I)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Advance II)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Advance III)

*Please take note that morning classes are for the Beginner level and afternoon classes are for the Advanced levels


U.P. Vargas Museum, Roxas Avenue, Dil., Q.C.


6 years old and above


Drawing and painting still life, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, figure and other interesting subjects


Indoor and outdoor painting, group work, art contest and exhibition, distribution and awarding of medals and certificates to outstanding students


P 4,000.00 excluding art materials


Only limited participants will be accepted so please register early • FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL Linda or John (UP Vargas Museum) 928-1927 Mr. Fernando Sena 376-2196/0918-9519989


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.



  1. Do you have any classes on going for November to December 2011?

    Posted by Edwin Corral | October 26, 2011, 4:44 pm
    • Yes, there is an ongoing art workshop every Saturday morning. Registration fee is Php 4000 excluding materials, good for 8 sessions. You may contact the museum at 928 1927 for more details.

      Posted by Jorge B. Vargas Museum | October 27, 2011, 1:31 pm
  2. hi, im in my mid-forties, and is interested to learn this craft for personal reasons. is there an age requirement for beginners like me? thanks.

    Posted by gigi p. manalastas | September 13, 2011, 4:29 pm
    • Ms Manalastas,

      There’s no age requirement for the workshop. You can register for the beginner level. Just drop by the museum on a Saturday morning to register.

      Posted by Jorge B. Vargas Museum | September 13, 2011, 4:40 pm
  3. I have planned to visit professor Sena for a long time but didn’t get to it, hoping to get some advice. I hear again and again that it is difficult to get life drawing workshops in the Philippines, trying for 8 long years.This I cannot understand. Giving up until I build my own studio. Going through many web sites, giving out personal information in a quest of finding one allied soul produced zero result. I desperately need to know what I have done wrong. I do not want to assume, even as everything points to this direction, that artist have turned terribly narrow-minded. All I want to discuss extrmely important subjects in arts so far ignored, I do not intend to exhibit or otherwise compete with a view of profit.
    Any help appreciated.

    Posted by Oldrich Nos | July 2, 2011, 4:04 am
  4. Miss , tanong ko lang po kung mayroon kayong classes after nitong summer .

    Posted by Wilford Gonzales | May 13, 2011, 1:35 am
  5. Hi! Where can we catch up for the advance class? MY 16 year old niece, very good at drawing and self taught painter, would like to catch up.


    Milet Mendoza

    Posted by Milet Mendoza | April 10, 2011, 7:42 pm
    • Hi Ms. Mendoza. Mr. Sena usually advises that students take his “beginner” class even if they are already have some degree of experience in drawing or painting. Please get in touch with Mr. Fernando Sena at 0918-951-99-89 (mobile) or 376-21-96 (direct line) to clarify. Thank you for your inquiry.

      Posted by Vargas Museum | April 13, 2011, 9:53 am
  6. are there still slots available, and can i still enroll for the advanced program even if i missed the one for today?

    Posted by sophie | April 5, 2011, 4:25 pm
  7. Do you have any classes during weekends?

    Posted by angel | April 2, 2011, 1:03 pm
    • For this summer, Mr. Sena has other art classes on weekends at other venues (Saturdays at Triumph Bldg, QC and Sundays at Philippine Heart Center). You may directly contact him at numbers 376-2196 or 0918-9519989 for more details.

      Posted by Jorge B. Vargas Museum | April 2, 2011, 2:55 pm
  8. any available slots for the beginner program? i want to enroll my 8 yr old daughter this summer. thank you.

    Posted by fash | March 24, 2011, 2:06 pm
  9. i would like to enroll in the advanced program. i have studied already with mr. sena for so many years but i have not painted for so long. please tell me of the available slots at vargas museum and the schedule

    Posted by carmen h. uy | March 11, 2011, 6:31 pm
    • The summer workshop will start on April 5. 2011. I believe there are still slots for the advanced level. You may call the Vargas Museum at 928-1927 and look for Ms. Linda for more details. Thanks.

      Posted by Jorge B. Vargas Museum | March 12, 2011, 10:44 am


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