PROGRAMS

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Only 30 students are admitted each year

in both long courses combined.

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3

YEARS

BACHEL'ART

CLASSICS DEPARTMENT

The Bachel’art is the flagship degree offered by the Paris Academy of Art.

The degree is conferred after three years of study, including rigorous

academic coursework and intensive studio experience. Students are guided

in the cultivation of technical knowledge and the refinement of visual skills.

A small student-faculty ratio ensures that students receive maximum attention and one-on-one instruction.

Admission into the Bachel’Art program is highly competitive. In addition to a portfolio (from 3 to 10 pictures), applicants are asked to submit a one-page personal statement that reflects influences,

interests and motivations for applying to the Paris Academy of Art.

Instruction is conducted in English, and students are expected to have a working knowledge

of the language.

Third year

The third year represents

the transition from black and white to colour.

The programme follows

the first-year schedule, but still lifes are studied in place of casts. Students must produce five

still lifes with different subjects and using different methods. They must also produce three paintings of live models.

As for sketching, the emphasis

is on making more personal choices, both in terms of techniques and of representation. Copying continues with more complex subjects.

 

Second year

The second year is a bridge between drawing and painting. This is the year in which students learn how to handle

a paintbrush. It begins with

the study of grisaille casts in

the first quarter, followed

by colour the rest of the year.

Half of the day is dedicated

to a long pose with a live model and the other half to studying casts. New, less rigid techniques are studied in sketching. Copying continues with

some copies made on site in

the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay.

 

First year

The first year is dedicated to learning drawing techniques

and requires a significant continual investment

from the student. Students will only use pencil and charcoal.

The program begins by copying

old lithographs, using the method developed by Charles Bargue (a nineteenth-century lithographer) and his teacher, Jean-Léon Gérôme. Casts are studied in the second and third quarters. At the same time, students take classes in drawing from live models (long and short poses) and copying classes,

the subjects chosen from amongst the drawings that

came out of the academies

in the eighteenth and

nineteenth centuries.

 

DRAWING

FROM LIVE MODELS

LONG POSE

12h per week

COPY

3h per week

DRAWING

FROM CAST

12h per week

ART HISTORY

2h per week

ARTISTIC ANATOMY

3h per week

STILL LIFES

12h per week

SKETCHES

OF LIVE MODELS

SHORT POSE

3h per week

PAINTING

FROM LIVE MODELS

LONG POSE

12h per week

From the second year

1

YEAR

CLASS'ART

FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM

The Class’art is a one-year intensive program designed to provide a strong

foundation in descriptive art for students who intend to pursue further

studies in academic or professional art schools worldwide. The curriculum

includes rigorous coursework and studio engagement.

 

Admission into the Class’Art program is highly competitive. In addition to a portfolio (from 3 to 10 pictures), applicants are asked to submit a one-page personal statement that reflects influences,

interests and motivations for applying to the Paris Academy of Art.

Instruction is conducted in English, and students are expected to have a working knowledge

of the language.

 

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TO REGISTER CONTACT THE SCHOOL: CONTACT@PARISACADEMYOFART.COM

PROGRAMS A LA CARTE

 

Students whose circumstances do not permit long-term, intensive study may enroll quarterly

in classes at the Paris Academy of Art.

 

Students with a desire to focus on one particular aspect of representational art may enroll

in individual classes, pending availability. Due to highly intense and individualized instruction, attendance is strictly limited. Students enrolled in long-term studies have priority in class enrollment.

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EVENING CLASSES

 

These are drawing and long-pose live model classes spread out over several weeks.

Classes are held Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fifteen spots are available in the evening classes.

 

Subject to enough students signing up.

TO REGISTER CONTACT THE SCHOOL: CONTACT@PARISACADEMYOFART.COM

YOUTH CLASSES

 

This course is for teenagers aged 15 to 18. It focuses on observational drawing (still lifes, casts)

and on copying.

The workshop is held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fifteen spots are available for each morning class.

 

Subject to enough students signing up.

TO REGISTER CONTACT THE SCHOOL: CONTACT@PARISACADEMYOFART.COM

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017

June 26 > 30, 2017

TRAVIS SCHLAHT

Quick portrait painting

 

This five day intensive workshop by Travis Schlaht will focus on painting portraits from life. Each day will bring

a new pose and a fresh new painting.

 

There will be an emphasis on drawing throughout, discussing concepts of flat shape block-in, basic anatomy, structure and perspective as they relate

to the portrait. Paint handling and color mixing will also be discussed throughout the workshop. Everyone is encouraged

to work with an open palette, full color,

or at the individual’s comfort level.

 

The class will employ a combination

of demonstrations by Travis as well

as individual critiques to guide students to meet individual goals.

Fifteen spots are available for each workshops.

Instruction is conducted in English, and students are expected to have a working knowledgeof the language.

5 days - 30 hours

9h00 a.m. > 12h00 a.m. / 13h00 a.m. > 16h00 a.m.

Full!

800 €

Deposit: 400 euros to the registration.

Balance: 1 month before the workshop.

July 3 > 7, 2017

5 days - 30 hours

9h00 a.m. > 12h00 a.m. / 13h00 a.m. > 16h00 a.m.

SHANE WOLF

The figure in action

from the live model

 

The dependency on photographic aid for many figurative painters has generated a false notion that one needs photography to capture dramatic poses. In this 5-day drawing workshop Shane Wolf - an artist who works solely from life - will teach his approach to capturing dramatic poses from the live model. Shane has rediscovered many of the "studio tricks" used by great masters of the past and has employed these methods for many years. For the first time in his career Shane will challenge students with less conventional studio setups all the while placing importance on accurate figure drawing.

 

Much time will be given to gesture sketching

in order to convincingly capture the desired poses. As students become more comfortable with this challenge, more time will be given to more finished studies.

Many demonstrations will be given as well as lectures on anatomy, proportion, mass conception, balance and counterbalance principles, and active and passive relationships: all very important notions needed to seize fleeting moments of dramatic posing. Shane will also demonstrate various ways he works with models in order to break down seemingly impossible, unsustainable poses into structurally sound and dramatic drawing.

This course is ideal for those who have drawn extensively from the live model and are interested in taking life drawing to an expressive and personal direction. A solid foundation of figure drawing experience is recommended.

Full!

Fifteen spots are available for each workshops.

900 €

Deposit: 400 euros to the registration.

Balance: 1 month before the workshop.

The two back-to-back 5 day workshops with Shane Wolf - The figure in oil, an academic approach, and The Figure in oil, alla prima - may be taken individually or linked together

for one 10-day class. For those wishing to do so, the first week will segue nicely

into the second thereby creating a good working base for painting the nude.

August 7 > 11, 2017

5 days - 30 hours

9h00 a.m. > 12h00 a.m. / 13h00 a.m. > 16h00 a.m.

SHANE WOLF

The figure in oil,

an academic approach

 

The first 5-day workshop will focus on long pose, multi-layered figure painting in oil of both female and male models. Emphasis will be placed on accurate anatomy, gesture, and the solid masses of the figure. Each long pose will allow students to hone their sensitivity to hue, value, and chroma, all the while learning palette management and medium use. As is customary in his workshops, Shane will be demonstrating various phases of painting, lecturing on anatomy and color theory, and providing close individual instruction.

Only 4 spots left!

Fifteen spots are available for each workshops.

800 €

Deposit: 400 euros to the registration.

Balance: 1 month before the workshop.

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August 14 > 18, 2017

5 days - 30 hours

9h00 a.m. > 12h00 a.m. / 13h00 a.m. > 16h00 a.m.

SHANE WOLF

The figure in oil, alla prima

 

The second 5-day workshop will focus primarily on alla prima figure painting in oil of both female and male models. Using shorter poses of just a few hours students will learn to be efficient in capturing the model's gesture and essential masses of the figure. Paint handling and palette management will be a strong focus of the workshop as well. As is customary in his workshops, Shane will be demonstrating various phases of painting, lecturing on anatomy and color theory, and providing close individual instruction.

Fifteen spots are available for each workshops.

800 €

Deposit: 400 euros to the registration.

Balance: 1 month before the workshop.

Only 5 spots left!

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August 21 > 25, 2017

PATRICK BYRNES

Fundamentals

of portrait drawing

 

In this five-day workshop, participants will draw the live model in a single pose lasting

a total of thirty hours, acquiring the fundamentals of portrait draftsmanship

in graphite or charcoal. After completing

a highly developed linear block-in with instruction emphasizing proportion, anatomical structure, and a sensitive fidelity to nature, artists will then learn to render

the illusion of three-dimensional form

by analyzing the physics of light and its effect on objects in space. Patrick will aid participants with demonstrations, individual critiques, and detailed discussions

on establishing an accurate value range, anatomy, perspective, and line quality. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome.

Fifteen spots are available for each workshops.

Instruction is conducted in English, and students are expected to have a working knowledgeof the language.

800 €

Deposit: 400 euros to the registration.

Balance: 1 month before the workshop.

5 days - 30 hours

9h00 a.m. > 12h00 a.m. / 13h00 a.m. > 16h00 a.m.

CLICK TO REGISTER AND PAY THE DEPOSIT

August 28 > september 1, 2017

PATRICK BYRNES

Portrait painting:

the Zorn palette

 

In this five-day workshop, participants will employ a limited palette inspired by the great Swedish painter Anders Zorn to create a portrait painting from the live model.

Using titanium white, yellow ochre, vermillion, and ivory black pigments, participants will discover how to achieve

a surprisingly expansive range of colors

by mixing careful modulations of hue, value, and chroma.

By limiting the number of pigments, one can explore color space in a controlled manner, gain insight into color relationships,

and develop strategies for translating

the seemingly elusive colors we perceive

in human flesh. Patrick will guide artists with daily demonstrations and in-depth personal critiques through each stage of the process. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session. Some previous experience with oils is recommended.

Fifteen spots are available for each workshops.

Instruction is conducted in English, and students are expected to have a working knowledgeof the language.

800 €

Deposit: 400 euros to the registration.

Balance: 1 month before the workshop.

5 days - 30 hours

9h00 a.m. > 12h00 a.m. / 13h00 a.m. > 16h00 a.m.

CLICK TO REGISTER AND PAY THE DEPOSIT

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