Stapleton Kearns

A professional Plein-Air painter working in the New England tradition, who has received many awards from the Rockport Art Association, The Guild of Boston Artists, and American Artists Association.

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Sheldon Borenstein

Professional artist and instructor with over 33 years of experience in classic animation, storyboard illustration, and figure drawing; he has worked on many television shows like Fat Albert, Tom and Jerry, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

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Rey Bustos

A highly-respected anatomy instructor who currently teaches at Art Center College of Design, California State University, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, and Disney Feature Animation.

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Matt Lewis

A sculptor whose career started at the Ward Sculptural Arts foundry in Canton, Georgia; he helps maintain and repair the existing bronze sculptures at Atlantis besides working on his personal sculptures and paintings.

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Mark Westermoe

Renowned artist, prolific illustrator, and one of the very few figure drawing instructors that taught in the Reilly Method; the late Mark Westermoe was the creator of many feature film posters such as Braveheart, Total Recall, and Home Alone.

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Karl Gnass

A well-known instructor who teaches classical figure drawing, animal drawing, and storyboarding at Disney Feature Animation, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks, Sony Imageworks, Warner Bros, and many more.

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Juliette Aristides

A realist painter, author, and founder of the Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA; her work has been featured in Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist, and Gulf Connoisseur Magazine.

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Joseph Todorovitch

An award-winning contemporary painter who has been in several group and solo shows at the Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angles, CA; he currently teaches portrait and figure painting at Laguna College of Art and Design.

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Joseph Altwer

A Californian realist oil painter who taught at the Florence Academy of Art and Barcelona Academy Of Art for several years; he now returns to California where he teaches workshops and continues his craft.

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Jordu Schell

A sculptor and master concept designer who has taught around the world at Light and Magic, Tippett Studio, Blizzard Entertainment, Blur Studio, Millennium Effects, Dreamworks, and many more.

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John Asaro

Renowned contemporary artist and the creator of the Asaro head; he currently resides in California where he continues to work on his figurative paintings.

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Johanna Schwaiger

A sculptor and art instructor who has shown at the Galerie Schloss Wiespach in Salzburg; she was invited to be one of the forty worldwide selected sculptors who created the biggest Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Mumbai, India.

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Joe Weatherly

A highly-respected artist who has published several books on animal drawing and taught at Nickelodeon Animation, Dreamworks Feature Animation, Universal Studios, Art Center, Laguna College of Art and Design, and The Academy of Art in San Francisco.

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Jason Arkles

An American sculptor and author of Sculpting From Life and On Sculpture by Leon Battista Alberti; his large-scale figurative work in bronze, marble, terracotta, and wood can be found in public, private spaces, museums, cemeteries, and churches in Europe and America.

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James Stewart

A highly-respected fine art sculptor based in Vancouver; he has worked on films such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek 2, Harry Potter, the Order of Phoenix, and District 9.

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Iliya Mirochnik

An accomplished artist whose work connects the Russian aesthetic with the American sensibilities; he has received several awards in the United States and Russia, including the “First Place” in the American Portrait Society’s International Portrait Competition.

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Hollis Dunlap

A well-known painter and phenomenal draftsman who has had numerous solo shows in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami; he currently paints and teaches in Southeastern CT.

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Glenn Vilppu

Internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor whose books and DVDs are used by universities, art schools, and independent students around the world; he has had over 20 one-man shows and is represented in collections throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

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Gary Meyer

With over 23 years of teaching experience at Art Center College of Design and winning numerous awards throughout his career, the late Gary Meyer was also a distinguished film illustrator for movies like Star Wars, Jaws, and The Thing.

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Erik Olson

Painter and illustrator whose clients include Walt Disney Corp, Universal Pictures, and Dungeons & Dragons Inc; he has exhibited in various group shows at the Williamson Gallery in Pasadena and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.

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Ellen Eagle

Award-winning pastel artist whose paintings are in private and public collections throughout North America and China; she is best known for her figurative and portrait drawings from life with natural light.

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Ed Fraughton

Accomplished sculptor and inventor of large-scale public monuments across the United States; he is a founding member of the National Academy of Western Art and a longtime member of the National Sculpture Society and the Society of Animal Artists.

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David Simon

An internationally acclaimed figurative sculptor who has worked for popular films such as Watchmen, Fantastic Four, and Where the Wild Things Are; he also oversees the construction of massive bronze statues including the giant Leonardo da Vinci Horse project.

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Chris Legaspi

Professional figurative artist and instructor whose work is seen in several hit video games, books, and magazines; his clients include Warner Bros. Pictures, Marvel, and Netflix.

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Charles Hu

Professional figurative painter and instructor who has taught at numerous art institutions in Los Angeles; his commissions include portrait paintings, character designs for film and game pitches, murals, and comic books for the movie End of the Spear.

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Carlos Huante

Renowned character designer whose career spans titles like Men in Black I & II, Hellboy I & II, Blade: Trinity, Van Helsing, War of the Worlds, Spiderwick Chronicles, and many more.

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Ben Fenske

A professional painter whose works hold the spirit of the 19th and 20th-century impressionist; he studied at the Russian Academy of Art, the Florence Academy of Art, and the Studio of Joseph Paquet in Minnesota.

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Amy Florence

A London-born artist whose studio locates in Florence, Italy; she has held many solo shows around the world at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence, The Modern Pantry, and The View Gallery in London. 

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