Portrait from live model

Thursday from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Tax included


Thursday from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm

The course is led by Patrick Byrnes 

€400.00 per quater




Location:Paris Academy of Art – 78, rue Raspail – 92270 Bois-Colombes - France

Level:Beginner to Advanced

Medium:Graphite on paper or painting on canvas

Class size: 8 to 15 students


Schedule:4.30 pm > 7.30 pm




Drawing or painting course to fully understand the art of portrait. Anatomy, color and value are worked in an academic approach.






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.






- Quality paper (Canson or Fabriano)

- Graphite pencils in varying hardnesses (4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B

- Kneaded eraser

- A retractable eraser fine point

- Sandpaper

- Exacto knife

- Knitting needle or a straight long tool for measuring

- Artist tape

- Weighted string or plumb line

- Clips

- Small handheld mirror





Feel free to use the brands you like; just be sure that whatever brand they are they are "Extra Fine" quality and not student grade or other cheapened versions.

- Titanium white

- Yellow Ochre

- Vermillion or Cadmium Red

- Ivory Black


- Palette (NO white disposable palettes; if you like using disposable palettes, avoid white)

- Medium cups

- Palette knife

- A small bottle of linseed oil (ideally cold pressed)

- A small bottle of dammar varnish

- Paper towels or rags

- Your favorite paintbrushes

- A small bottle of walnut oil or safflower oil or linseed oil (something cheap; this is for cleaning brushes)

- A jar or container of some sort to soak your brushes in


An important note

Due to their toxicity no solvent or turpentine is allowed during the workshop, neither for medium use nor for cleaning brushes. During these workshops brush cleaning will be done by soaking dirty brushes in safflower oil or walnut oil or linseed oil (note: buy one of these oils in a supermarket and not at an art store; the cheaper the better!) then cleaned with soap and water. If you've never cleaned your brushes in this manner not only is it nontoxic but it's also quite good for the bristles of the brushes.







The Paris Academy of Art is an approved atelier by the Art Renewal Center






Data sheet

78 rue Raspail - 92270 Bois-Colombes
16h30 à 19h30
15 places
with Patrick Byrnes