PROGRAMS

Only 30 students are admitted each year.

The Class'Art year can be a one-year training in its own right.

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CLASS'ART

INTENSIVE DRAWING

BACHEL'ART 1

DRAWING & PAINTING

BACHEL'ART 2

DRAWING & PAINTING

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

OUR PROGRAM

CLASS'ART INTENSIVE DRAWING

The Class’art is a one-year drawing 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.

DRAWING

FROM LIVE MODELS

LONG POSE

12h per week

PORTRAIT

3h per week

DRAWING

FROM CAST

12h per week

ART HISTORY

2h per week

ARTISTIC ANATOMY

3h per week

SKETCHES

OF LIVE MODELS

SHORT POSE

3h per week

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YEAR 1

YEARS 2 & 3

BACHEL'ART DRAWING AND PAINTING

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.

Year 3

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.

Year 2

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.

DRAWING

FROM LIVE MODELS

LONG POSE

12h per week

PORTRAIT

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

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EVENING CLASSES

 

A live model drawing course in long pose over several weeks or short pose.

Wednesdays from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm

15 places are available.

 

The course is taught by Sébastien Jupille who was a student of Colleen Barry at Grand Central Atelier in New York.

 

The quarter consists of 11 weeks.

 

The price of the quarter is € 400.

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June 25 > August 3, 2018

SUMMER SCHOOL

6 WEEKS INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Join the Paris Academy of Art for six weeks of complete immersion in our programmes and methods of instruction.

 

Discover the various steps to excellence in the academic process by following a programme that closely echoes that of our students.

Working from a live model for several weeks in a long pose is an enriching experience that is unique to Paris. Each afternoon is dedicated to doing so, while mornings are divided into three parts: an introduction on Bargues copies, pencil drawings from ancient casts and a method for producing colour still lifes.

Fridays will be dedicated to studying portraiture.

At the end of this summer school a jury will be held to discuss and comment upon students’ work.

 

15 places are available.

Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

The accommodation is not included.

 

€ 2 800    Deposit: 1 600 euros to registration. Balance: 1 month before the program.

 

 

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2018 WORKSHOPS

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Week-end February 17 > 18, 2018

JESSICA ARTMAN

Initiation Figure drawing

 

During this 2 day workshop, students will improve their understanding of proportion, gesture and structure through a developed figure drawing.  Focusing on a naturalism to the model, students will use the aid of the skeleton, and muscular systems to enhance their drawings. Along with drawing concepts around line, shape, and rhythm, concepts in our perception of value as form will be discussed. We will explore the optical illusions pertaining to our vision and how to pair these ideas with the limitations of drawing in graphite or charcoal. Jessica will give demonstrations and discuss her drawing process from start to finish, all levels are welcome.

 

15 places are available for each workshops. Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 320

Deposit: 160 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

2 days - 12 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

-20%

UNDER

21 YEARS

OLD

Week-end February 24 > 25, 2018

2 days - 12 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

-20%

UNDER

21 YEARS

OLD

JESSICA ARTMAN

Initiation Drawing the portrait

 

In this 2 day workshop, students will explore drawing a long pose portrait through a subtractive drawing process. Over the course of these 2 days, students will learn how to develop a carefully rendered portrait in graphite or charcoal through demonstration, lecture and critique by Jessica. There will be discussions on how to use the structure and proportion of the skull, render form, and the properties of light to obtain the likeness of the model.  Reference to the skeleton and master works will be made to elevate our conceptual understanding of the portrait.

 

15 places are available for each workshops. Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 320

Deposit: 160 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

Week-end March 3 > 4, 2018

2 days - 12 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

JESSICA ARTMAN

Initiation Alla prima figure

 

In this 2 day workshop, students will explore painting a single figure pose in an Alla Prima technique. The goal in this workshop will be to develop a sense of naturalism through proportion, structure and gesture, with the added components of a full color painting. Students will be encouraged to work directly on the canvas with charcoal or paint. Jessica will give demonstrations and discuss the painting process from start to finish, all levels are welcome.  Along with drawing concepts around line, shape, and rhythm and form, there will be discussions about the colors on Jessica’s palette and her systematic way to organize visual impressions of hue value and chroma to a concept that relates to her palette. Color theory topics surrounding form and zoning will be discussed to elevate sensitivity when translating our optical experience.

 

15 places are available for each workshops. Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 320

Deposit: 160 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

-20%

UNDER

21 YEARS

OLD

April 16 > 20, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

SHANE WOLF

Duo posing, drawing from live models

 

This 5-day drawing workshop will offer students the unique opportunity to draw from 2 models posing together. Shane Wolf works regularly from multiple models and employs many various setups in order to explore the endless possibilities of duo posing. Pose times will vary from rapid gesture sketching for action poses to long poses of several hours. Graphite, chalk and charcoal will be demonstrated as each medium has its advantages depending on the goal of the drawing and of the pose.

As is customary in his workshops, Shane will be demonstrating and will be constantly talking about anatomy, balance, structure, and whatever else pops in his mind in order to best explain his approach to duo posing.

 

15 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 900

Deposit: 450 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

April 23 > 27, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

PATRICK BYRNES

Alla prima floral sketch

 

In this three-day workshop inspired by the masterful paintings of Henri Fantin-Latour, participating artists will learn to create an alla prima floral painting from life that celebrates the beauty of flowers with freshness, sensitivity and lively detail. Using a lucid step-by- step approach, participants will paint a small bouquet of their own design using a direct painting method over the course of five days. Patrick will guide artists with daily demonstrations and in-depth personal critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong design with careful drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and finishing details. Basic botany, materials, paint handling, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session.

 

15 places are available for each workshops. Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

June 11 > 17, 2018

7 days - 42 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

JULIA LEVITINA

Life-size clay portrait intensive

 

June 11 > 15, 2018

This five-day intensive workshop with internationally acclaimed sculptor Julia Levitina will focus on creating a life-size clay portrait sculpture from life. It is an opportunity for working artists as well as for new students to immerse themselves in a traditional study of a portrait head from a sustained pose held by a model for a week.

There will be an emphasis on observation and basic anatomy as they relate to portrait modeling from life, understanding and blocking in abstract shapes in order to ultimately create a life-size likeness in clay. The class will offer demonstrations by Julia to illustrate her methodology, as well as individual critiques to assist students in meeting their personal goals.

 

Week-end June 16 > 17, 2018

This optional intensive craft workshop gives students an opportunity to preserve the life-size portrait sculptures they have created by making a mold and casting it in a permanent material suitable for exhibition.  Students will produce a traditional plaster waste mold that will then be used to cast their sculptures in plaster.  Resulting plaster cast will be refined to look like the original clay that can be photographed and exhibited.

Gaining insight into ages-old craft of mold-making will allow for deeper understanding and appreciation of the craft of sculpture utilized by the Greeks, Michelangelo and Rodin, all the way to the modern times.  Ability to create a mold is an important lifelong skill to sculptors who wish to be in charge of the entire process of their creation or when collaborating with foundries and mold-makers.

The class will offer detailed explanations and demonstrations by Julia as well as individual assistance to students in order to arrive at a successful end result.

 

8 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

REGISTRATION

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

June 25 > 29, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

SHANE WOLF

The figure in oil, alla prima

 

This 5-day workshop will focus 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.

 

15 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

July 2 > 6, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

TRAVIS SCHLAHT

Figure and portrait painting

 

Over the course of five days, our workshop will include painting portraits and the nude figure from life. The first two days we will paint a new portrait each day. We will dedicate the final three days to a single nude figure.

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 be discussed throughout the workshop. Everyone is encouraged to work with an open pallet, full color, or at the individual’s comfort level.

The class will employ a combination of demonstrations by the instructor and individual critiques to guide students to meet individual goals.

 

12 places are available for each workshops. Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

July 9 > 13, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

NICK ALM

Portrait painting

 

This five day intensive workshop by Nick Alm 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 Nick as well as individual critiques to guide students to meet individual goals.

 

15 places are available for each workshops. Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

FULL

July 16 > 20, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

10 am > 1 pm / 2.30 pm > 5.30 pm

TOBY WRIGHT

Plein-air painting in Paris

 

Here is the opportunity to take on the exciting practice of plein-air painting, in the very city that gave us the école des beaux-arts of the 19th century. From the iconic gardens to the picturesque Parisian street scenes, students will paint a variety of subjects including architecture, parks, city squares, churches etc. Here is a chance to engage with the same scenes that hang in the Louvre or the Orsay, from J.S Sargent, through Leon Lhermitte, to Caillebotte. With regular demonstrations and individual critiques, Toby WRIGHT will follow through every stage of the process, and cover aspects of art history in the plein-air genre.

 

12 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

July 23 > 27, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

SHANE WOLF

The figure in oil, an academic approach

 

This 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.

 

15 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

REGISTRATION

July 30 > August 3, 2018

5 days - 30 hours

9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm

DANNY FERLAND

Portrait painting in oil

 

In this intensive five days workshop, participants will first study proportions and perspective of the portrait using charcoal and monochromatic painting (burnt umber is recommended). The block in will be the main focus at this stage in order to capture a strong likeness. This will lay a solid foundation for a fully rendered color study of the head in oil. All those steps will be done on one canvas or panel in order to see clearly every step of the process. Danny Ferland will be doing a demonstration on each day and analyse each participants paintings through constructive critiques. An introduction to the anatomy of the head will help understand the decision making process. Color mixing and paint handling will also be discussed. Participants will be able to use a full color palette or a limited one, depending on level and preference.

 

15 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

 

> Download the list of materials

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€ 800

Deposit: 400 euros to registration

Balance: 1 month before the workshop

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