INSTRUCTORS

The instructors at the Paris Academy

of Art are all graduates of the major international art schools. 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

 

Originally from Utah in the United States, Shane Wolf studied at the Angel

Academy of Art in Florence until 2005.

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

SÉBASTIEN JUPILLE

INSTRUCTOR OF DRAWING

 

Born in 1976, Sébastien graduated from Olivier de Serres and ENSI les ateliers. He worked 4 years for Philippe Starck before becoming independent. Always passionate about drawing, he decided in 2014 to invest more extensively in attending workshops at Grand Central Atelier in New York with Colleen Barry and Patrick Byrnes. It is also his meeting and his regular work with Kate Lehman, Craig Hanna and Travis Schlaht that allow him to reinforce his knowledge in painting and drawing.

FRANÇOIS SUPIOT

INSTRUCTOR OF SKETCHING

FROM LIVE MODELS

 

François Supiot graduated of the famous Penninghen Graphic Design School where he has been teaching drawing since 2016. In parallel with his graphic designer activity, he has been a painter and illustrator for more than 15 years. At the end of the 90s, he was one of the first illustrators to work in digital. These images have been published throughout the press: le Monde, Télérama, l'Obs, le Temps, ...

Passionate about artistic pedagogy, after having completed a course at the Barcelona Academy of Art and meeting with Shane Wolf, he decided to bring the teaching of realist painting and drawing back to Paris, thus establishing the Paris Academy of Art.

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