Workshop Patrick Byrnes

Course Content

In this five-day workshop participants will draw the live model in a single pose, developing the fundamentals of portrait draftsmanship in graphite or charcoal. After completing a highly resolved 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.

About Patrick

Patrick Byrnes 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. Patrick moved to New York in 2010 to train under Jacob Collins, Edward Minoff, Scott Waddell, Joshua LaRock, and Colleen Barry at Grand Central Atelier. Following the completion of his studies in 2014, he worked as an instructor of painting and drawing in the atelier’s full and part time programs. In 2017 Patrick relocated to Paris, France, to become a principal instructor at Paris Academy of Art. His work is exhibited at galleries in New York and Massachusetts.


  • A minimum of 8 students is needed to complete this workshop.
  • The places will be assigned by strict order of registration.


  • Graphite (pencils or lead with lead holders in a range from 2H to 4B | Recommended: Blackwing and Tombow pencils, and Staedler leads for lead holders)
  • Charcoal (vine and/or compressed charcoal in a range from soft to hard | Recommended: fusain nitram sticks and General’s brand pencils)
  • White chalk (pencils | Recommended: General’s brand charcoal white pencil and Faber Castell ‘Albrecht Dürer Weiss White)
  • Drawing paper (white or lightly toned paper, minimum size 40×30 cm | Strathmore 400 series medium surface drawing paper or Fabriano Artistico 140 lb smooth, hot press watercolor paper; also Stonehenge, Arches, and Canson Mi-Teintes)
  • Erasers (1 kneaded eraser and 1 hard rubber eraser | Recommended: Tombow ‘Mono Zero’ eraser stick)
  • Sharpener (Sand paper + utility knife)
  • Knitting needle (or a long-handled paintbrush for taking measurements)
  • Mirror (small, handheld mirror). The mirrors are sold at the academy.


16-20 September, 2019


9:30am – 3pm




  • Price
  • Registrations


16-20 September, 2019



Applications are only accepted online [forms on the websites of each course].

Places will be assigned following a strict order of received applications.

When the groups are full, extra applications received will be part of the reservation list.

Payment method

Once a student is admitted, he/she will be asked to confirm his/her place with a non- refundable deposit (via bank transfer) equivalent to 10% of the total course amount.

The rest of the registration fee should be paid on the dates indicated in the enrolment confirmation email.

Should the student fail to pay the corresponding amount on the dates indicated, his/her place will automatically be available for a student in the waiting list.

IMPORTANT: As a general rule, no refunds are allowed except in cases of extreme gravity or urgency. In such cases, the student may be required to present the necessary documentation to certify that what he / she communicates is true. The Committee will evaluate each situation and the Administration Department will communicate the final decision to the student. This decision will be final and unappealable.

In any case, the student will assume an amount to be confirmed by the administration department in terms of fees, which will generally correspond to 10% of the amount pertaining to the canceled period.

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