Zoe Papas is a fine artist from Clearwater, Florida who creates charcoal figure drawings. She received her BFA in drawing and illustration from the University of Central Florida and is set to graduate from the Florence Academy of Art’s MA program in the summer of 2023. Zoe was awarded an emerging artist grant from Creative Pinellas for the 2019-2020. She participates in juried local outdoor art shows each year and has won awards at the Art Harvest, the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival, and Mainsail. Additionally, Zoe is a drawing instructor at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. She teaches based on the atelier approach, a classical method for producing realistic art that was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.
I will be teaching a figure drawing workshop at the Dunedin Fine Art Center on June 9th and 10th from 10:00 to 1:00. Starting in July, I'll be in Florence, Italy attending the final summer term of my MA program with the Florence Academy of Art. Follow me on Instagram for weekly updates of my art-filled trip!