Award Winning Fine Artist
Teacher Artwork by Eric Mannella
Eric Mannella - Traditional Art Instructor
Eric Mannella is an award winning fine artist and the co-founder of Atelier de Brésoles. Eric holds an MFA cum laude from the New York Academy of Art and is an inspiring teacher, having taught students of all ages for over 20 years. Eric has given artist talks and painting demonstrations at Concordia University, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, and Algonquin College, been a juror for the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada and was featured in the 2007 documentary film L’Art du Nu. In addition to this, he is also the recipient of a Forbes Foundation Travel Grant, the Prince of Wales Scholarship from the Prince of Wales Foundation and a merit scholarship from the New York Academy.
Online Classes Taught
"This was my 2nd semester of having Eric as a teacher, and once again, I have not been disappointed. His class was one to look forward to. Eric is very knowledgeable, I will miss having his class."( Spring 2022 )
"Eric is an incredible teacher who is very persistent on teaching fundamentals and his live drawing is incredibly informative and educational. Simple, informative steps and constant reminders on why artists choose to use the tools they do. He even gave book and study recommendations. He's a talented teacher and I'd recommend him to anyone."( Spring 2023 )