Monday, July 10, 2023

 Here are some recent works: (If you would like a more frequent updates, please see my Instagram under my name, or my FB under my name, where I am much more active).

"The Empty Vase," by Sandra Galda, 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas

I won the First Prize at the Honor's Show At the St. Augustine Art Association, 
St. Augustine, Florida.

                                     "The Kitchen Bouquet," by Sandra Galda, 24 x 30 inches. 

"The Daily Grind," by Sandra Galda, oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

Friday, October 7, 2022

Long Overdue Update! All is well!

Now that the pandemic is not plaguing us as it once did, my atelier activities are progressing. We love living in Florida, and we dont get hit with hurricanes much at all up in Northern Florida! Very grateful, sad for those south of us on coastal areas that do. 

I teach a full atelier program to a small number here in our new state, Florida. 

I teach a drawing from life course at Flagler College in nearby St. Augustine, Florida. 

I have been active in a nearby gallery during our move here and the pandemic. Several honorable mentions and a best in show and a sale have made me quite pleased along the way! 

I will post some pictures below, and if you would like a more frequent update, please see my Instagram under my name, or my FB under my name, where I am much more active. 

Best in Show! Some student work below!

Honorable Mention Award!

Honorable Mention and Sale! 

Student work below:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

My new atelier drawing course in our HOA Community In Florida! Atelier Approved again by the Art Renewal Center!

Happy New Year!  Our home owner's association Has a very nice amenity center in which they hold many special interest groups and classes. I am being set up to teach atelier drawing soon! Here is the flyer in its most recent version. 

I am very happy to announce that for the fourth year in a row my atelier has meet with approval from the Art Renewal Center. Check them out, they are an awesome organization regarding the revival of classical realism art.  Check out my atelier on their terrific website:

Check back soon!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

We have moved to Florida!

Hi all, 
A post to update my news! We have moved to Florida! I now will be teaching in my new state! I have been busy painting and reorganizing the studio and its teaching activities. I love the weather and the beautiful landscapes, seascapes, trees, flowers and weather! I have many folks here who are very eager to learn the Boston School painting I teach and practice. I am still an approved Art Renewal Center atelier, and I hope to have images soon of my teaching activities in the sunny south! 

Please check back as the fall semester gets underway. Please also be patient, as the pandemic restrictions have affected all of us in our business!

Friday, January 10, 2020

New Year! Art Renewal Approved again!

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to another year of drawing and painting! I enjoy my atelier teaching and work, and I just love painting! I can loose track of hours when painting, I am happily lost in the work, a certain sign that this is my passion!  I often look and the clock and am surprised I have passed so much time at painting, having thought I had only begun.

My atelier has been Art Renewal center approved again and our seal of approval is below! I highly recommend visiting their website clicking HERE, and view my atelier page clicking HERE!

Below are a few picture of an oil painting this year from my atelier. I especially love (my student has not completed it yet, but I love the process) :

And here is an interesting article to read: HERE.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting! ---Sandra

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November updates!

Fall Atelier is in session, you can track my students and my work at the Art Renewal Center at this link as usual:

Here are two works of my own, almost finished!

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

Pink Peonies in Old Silver, by Sandra Galda, 22 x 28 inches, oil on canvas

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


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!