1. See pictures from the 2014 Summer Young Masters Workshop. This 5 day summer workshop is designed to engage children and teenagers in projects that teach the fundamentals of traditional drawing and painting. Students develop observational skills through a structured step-by-step process that enables them to draw increasingly complex images. The curriculum includes traditional drawing and painting, studying value scales, proportions, composition, contrast, and dynamics. During breaks, students play outdoors and are provided with snacks. The workshop closes with an exhibition and diploma ceremony. 

    This year’s workshop was taught by SARA graduate and fine artist, Ulrika Westerberg. 

  2. Here are pictures from this summer’s public Landscape Painting Workshop, taught by SARA graduate and new primary instructor, James Cooper. Students spent a week painting the landscapes of the gorgeous natural park surrounding our academy in Bergshamra Gård.

  3. The August 2014 issue of Gods & Gårdar features SARA co-founder Sanna Tomac’s painting for the Oscar Salon in the Bååtska Palace.

  4. We asked students to provide some of their own personal sketches done throughout the last academic year. Here are a few sketches by SARA students Bronwyn  Schuster and Karin Lagrelius.

  5. Two cast paintings produced by SARA students during the Spring 2014 term.

  6. A selection of figure drawings produced by SARA students during the Spring 2014 term. 

  7. Watch SARA co-founder, Sanna Tomac’s Creative Mornings Stockholm talk on the global theme “Hidden” in a presentation of her painting commission to fill the unfinished Baroque ceiling of the Bååtska Palace of Stockholm. 

    Creative Mornings is an international monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee. Learn more at www.creativemornings.com.

  8. Sanna Tomac led a still life painting workshops, part of the series of public summer workshops held at The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Atelier Stockholm. Students were guided through the application and stages of painting and in order to gain an understanding of pigments, mediums, and the setting up of both a full spectrum and limited palette. 

    Learn more about the 2014 summer workshops at SARA, as well as past workshops on the SARA website

  9. Sneak peak of our exhibition at Ulriksdals Slottsteater Confidencen, part of Festival O/Modernt. 

    Between June 13 - 17th, the exhibition will be open to the public for 1 hour before the beginning of each concert. See the program and buy tickets at http://www.festivalomodernt.com/sv/.

  10. Members of SWEA International (Swedish Women’s Educational Association) visited our academy on June 11, 2014. Sanna Tomac, SARA co-founder and Artistic Director led a tour and lecture to this international group dedicated to the promotion of Swedish culture and tradition.