INSTRUCTORS

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The instructors at the Paris Academy of Art are all graduates of the major international academies. They are all accomplished professionals who practice art in various fields.

In addition to being long-time draughtsmen and painters, they have  also been chosen due to their teaching abilities and because they work closely with students, both of which are essential to the teaching process.

PATRICK BYRNES

 

INSTRUCTOR OF DRAWING

AND PAINTING

Patrick was born in Busan, South Korea in 1984 and raised

in La Grange, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree

in Art History and English from the University of St Andrews

in 2006, then began his fine art education at the School of the Art

Institute of Chicago. He spent a year studying drawing

at the Florence Academy of Art, then moved to New York in 2010

to train under Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Atelier,

where he completed his academic training in 2014.

Patrick taught drawing and painting in the full and part time

programs at GrandCentral Atelier from 2014-2016, as well

as workshops across the U.S. His work is exhibited at galleries

in New York and Massachusetts.

 

www.patrickbyrnespaintings.com

DANNY FERLAND

 

INSTRUCTOR OF DRAWING

AND PAINTING

Danny Ferland was born and raised in Quebec city Canada. He began his career by drawing people from life in the streets in the touristic section of his hometown. After 5 years, he travelled to Europe and discovered the academic tradition by visiting The Florence Academy of Art. He worked in that direction for a few years before moving to New York city. That is when he started intensive training at the Janus collaborative school of art with Kate Lehman, Dan Thompson and Michael Grimaldi. After that he moved back to Quebec and started to work and teach in his own studio. Besides commissions that sometimes require the use of photography, Danny favors working exclusively from life.

 

www.dannyferland.com

JESSICA ARTMAN

 

INSTRUCTOR OF DRAWING

AND PAINTING

Jessica was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1985 and grew up

in Central Florida.  She earned her Bachelors of Fine Art from Florida

Southern College, and her Masters of Fine Art from the National

University of Ireland, Galway. While earning her degrees,

Jessica studied at the Royal College of Art in London

and throughout Italy and Spain. In 2010, She began teaching

Undergraduate students Drawing and Design at Florida Southern College before learning of the Grand Central Atelier.

Eager to refine her technique, Jessica enrolled and completed

her 4 year academic training in 2016.  After which, she became

a Resident Artist at the Grand Central Atelier teaching

in their part-time and summer program, as well as workshops

within the Unites States.

 

www.jessicaartmanfineart.com

SHANE WOLF

 

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

DIRECTOR OF WORKSHOPS

Photographie : Yann Orhan

Born in 1976 in Cincinnati (USA), Shane Wolf studied at the Angel

Academy of Art in Florence until 2009.

After teaching there for two years, he then moved to Paris.

Shane Wolf only works from live models, drawing upon

his knowledge of human anatomy and his imagination.

The international prizes and awards he has won include:

• 1st and 2nd prize for the Best Nude from the Art Renewal Center

in New York (2013);

• gold medal, Salon de l’Académie Européenne des Arts (2013);

• medal from the Société des Artistes Français (2012) and from

the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (2011);

• the Taylor Prize for his show at the Grand Palais (2011);

• finalist, America China Oil Painting Artists League (2010).

 

www.shane-wolf.com

FRANÇOIS SUPIOT

 

DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR

OF SKETCHING FROM LIVE MODELS

François Supiot is a graduate of the École

Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques de Paris

(ESAG/Penninghen). He worked

as a freelance artistic director for twenty years,

and also does illustrations for the press

and for publishers.

In 2014 he decided to return to drawing

and, after having completed a course

at the Barcelona Academy of Art and meeting

Shane Wolf, he decided to bring the teaching

of realist painting and drawing back to Paris,

thus establishing the Paris Academy of Art.

Photographie : Yann Orhan

SARA LONGO

 

ART HISTORY INSTRUCTOR

Sara Longo was born in Italy in 1982. She lived a few years in the US, and then came to Paris to study Art History at the Sorbonne University. Her doctoral dissertation, finished in 2014, was about interpretative tools of the art historian Daniel Arasse, a reflexion on the relation between vision and knowledge in the analysis of artwork. Nowadays she teaches at the Sorbonne University and École du Louvre.

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