Friday, August 16, 2019

Register now for my 6 week class at the Newburyport Art Association! We will cover some classic atelier lessons!

  • Classic Atelier Strategies for Any Artist
    September 25, 2019 - November 13, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
This class will teach time-tested classical atelier projects, useful for any artist, even those with no previous training. This “old made new again” approach to art training is very popular today. It can help any artist add valuable skills to his toolbox and can help improve accuracy in his work, no matter what style or genre he works in.
Atelier projects begin with pencil work with one “sight-size project,” next, a “copy a master-work” drawing, and finally, one “relational drawing,” either in charcoal or pencil, of plaster casts or still life objects. Then, using these atelier skills, future classes will move on to relational atelier painting in oil. For these six weeks, we execute classical drawing projects using pencil (or charcoal), and we work standing at easels.
Class limited to 8 students.
Class details:
Wednesday, 9:30am-12:00pm
September 25-November 13
(no class Oct 16 & Nov 6)
15 hours of instruction
NAA Members, $240 Non-members, $270
About Sandra Galda-
Sandra Galda is a Boston School atelier trained artist, who also holds an undergraduate in Graphic Design from SUNY at Buffalo, and a Master’s in Art History from Harvard University.  In 2015 Sandra founded the first-ever Art Renewal Center approved high school atelier in the world, with awesome results over the past 4 years. She is eager to share atelier training with the artists at the Newburyport Art Association. Come learn the classic methods of the Masters!  If her high schoolers learned them, loved them, and excelled, so can you!
Please visit my website below to see my former student’s artwork, on the Art Renewal Center website:
Visit my FB account below to see my and my student's artwork!



Venue Phone: 978.465.8769
Venue Website:
65 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma, 01950, United States

Some of my recent and ongoing paintings:

Peonies in Silver Vase, by Sandra Galda, oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches.

In Process:
Brazilian Black Pot and Rolls, by Sandra Galda 22 x 28 inches oil on canvas

In Process;

Sunday, March 31, 2019

March local paper article

Pleased to have an article written about the Atelier in the High School at Bradford Christian Academy!  More to come!

Story is on page 26 in this link to the digital version of the local paper, "Haverhill Life."

We are grateful for this report, one small correction is that we are in our 4th year!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

All's well in the Atelier in the High School at Bradford Christian Academy!

 Have not been keeping up with posting here, so here are a few pics of ongoing work in the atelier, we are in our 4th year! 
We are the only approved atelier that takes place in a high school, or any school as far as I know. We are certified for a second year by the Art Renewal Center. 
more later! 

Monday, November 12, 2018

November News 2018

Events and News:

Atelier in the High School at Bradford Christian Academy, and Art Renewal approved atelier,   will enjoy a field Trip to Ingbretson Studios, Wednesday November 14, 2018!

I am participating in the ongoing Ingbretson Studio show at the Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA.:

The Ingbretson Studio: The Boston School 

World of Light and Color

                                                       The Old Hat, by Paul Ingbretson.
The Guild of Boston Artists is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Boston School painter Paul Ingbretson and his students at its Newbury Street gallery November 3 - December 1, 2018.  In his classical "atelier" Mr. Ingbretson has trained painters for over  30 years in the legacy of the school of impressionist color realism  handed down from the Boston School painters of the first half of the  Twentieth Century. 
The Boston School tradition has its roots in the holistic  representation of the visual world as practiced by the earliest of  "impressionists": Velazquez and Vermeer. It is further informed by the  brilliant discoveries of Monet in the use of an intense full color  spectrum to more powerfully express the light. Their "visual" approach  encompasses the truth not only of light per Monet but the greatest  painterly developments of the nineteenth century. Referred to by R.H.  Ives Gammell as the "greatest evolution of impressionism," Boston School  painting involves a search for the great relational truths and the  resulting beauty of the visual world. Rather than the standard object  drawing outline-based realism it operates by the careful articulation of  a series of interrelated visual components or "effects" that together  make the "music"

Below are the works by the students of Paul Ingbretson, that are hanging in the show. This is found on the Guild of Boston Artists website,

My contribution is a small floral with red flowers, "Beatrix's Roses," found just above, completed while a student at Ingbretson Studio. 

(Ingbretson Studio. 250 Canal Street, Lawrence, MA 01840)

My Students at the Atelier in the High School at Bradford Christian Academy,   have been busy working their fall exercises, and here is a sample of their work:

 Thanks for looking, tell me what you think-leave a comment! Paintings by Sandra Galda are copyrighted. Scroll down this page for more art!