1. Today we visited our next exhibition space, Ulriksdals Palace Theatre, Confidencen. Work by SARA students and faculty will be exhibited from 13-17 June during the 2014 edition of Festival O/MODƏRNT. 

    "Festival O/MODƏRNT celebrates this “looking back” to the past by exploring the relationships between the work of old composers and the artistic and intellectual creations of modern culture, be it in music, art, dance, theatre, film, poetry, literature, academia and so forth.

    Each year a single composer closely contemporary with the period when the Ulriksdals Palace Theatre Confidencen first rose to life will be the guiding spirit of the festival.  In 2014 it will be the great operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck. Gluck reacted strongly against the overly-ornate and often superficial operatic practices of his contemporaries and, in his own music and plots, strove for what he called a “noble simplicity.” It is this neoclassical turn that lends this year’s edition of the festival its guiding concept.”

    To learn more, visit http://www.festivalomodernt.com/. 

  2. Come to Bergshamra Gård on Sunday, June 1st from 13 - 16 to view work produced by SARA students during the 2013/14 year, learn about our full-time and public programs and meet our students and faculty.

  3. Max Patte, fine artist and head of Weta Workshop’s sculpture department in New Zealand lead a sculpture workshop for 2nd year SARA students. Over the course of this week, students studied the 3D shape of the head, starting with a rough block-in, making accurate comparative measurements and developing the bust in stages of increasing detail.

    To see more of Max Patte’s work, visit his website, http://www.maxpatte.com/. 



    Monday, May 12th - Friday May 16th 11.30 - 12.30

    WELCOME TO THE VERNISSAGE on Sunday, May 11th from 13.00 - 16.00

  5. SARA students have returned from the Easter holiday to resume work on individual projects and figure drawings and paintings. Shown here are intermediate students working on grisaille studies of casts, the first day of a 5-week long figure pose and advanced students working on still life paintings. 

  6. The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Atelier Stockholm (SARA) offers public summer workshops starting in June 2014!

    Our workshops offer excellent training in realist art in an idyllic location. SARA’s elegant home was built in 1930 on the site of the old Bergshamra Gård Manor House and is located on the fringes of the Royal National City Park. It is close to Brunnsviken Lake and is within walking distance of Ulriskdal Palace Park and Haga Park, as well as the University, Botanical Gardens. 

    SARA’s 2014 adult summer workshops will be led by our primary instructors, Sanna Tomac, Hans-Peter Szameit and Nathan Sowa. We also offer a workshop for children and teenagers, led by SARA graduate Ulrika Westerberg

    For more information on each workshop - Figure painting, Landscape painting, still life painting, Etching, and youth workshops - visit our website or write to info@atelierstockholm.se.

    Register here!

  7. SARA student, Sebastian Grönwall is featured in this MACI Production series that poses the question, "What does creativity mean to you?" to a series of artists. 

    Sebastian is well known for his landscape paintings, which feature marine themes and narratives of the past. His primary inspiration is found in the natural settings and culture of Northern Europe during the early 1900’s. His paintings may be characterized by his depiction of realistic scenes with a streak of abstraction. He primarily paints in oil, but also uses mediums such as watercolor and charcoal. Since his second year at SARA, Sebastian has worked as a student instructor, holding painting courses and workshops.

    To see more of his work, visit http://www.sebastiangronwall.se/.

  8. Don’t forget to get a ticket for Sanna Tomac’s lecture for the next Creative Mornings Stockholm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Tickets are now available at http://creativemornings.com/talks/sanna-tomac-artist

    The talk will be held on April 4th at Berns Asiatiska. It is free of charge and includes coffee and breakfast! 

    Sanna will speak on the global theme “Hidden” in a presentation of her painting commission to fill the unfinished Baroque ceiling of the Bååtska Palace of Stockholm.


  9. creativemorningsstockholm:

    Sanna Tomac’s painting for the Bååtska Palace is truly a hidden marvel - a contemporary painting installed in a Baroque ceiling located in the headquarters of the Swedish Order of Freemasons - secret society that limits access to the halls of the great palace. So far, few people have been allowed to see the painting - only yesterday, it was unveiled in the presence of the Carl XVI of Sweden.

    Here are Sanna and the Swedish king in Bååtska Palace after she gave a 20 minute lecture on the painting - fantastic practice for her Creative Mornings talk on April 4th!

  10. Our very own Sanna Tomac, co-founder, Artistic Director and Instructor at SARA is the next speaker for Creative Mornings Stockholm, a monthly morning lecture series for the global creative community. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus breakfast and coffee!

    The talk will be held on April 4th at Berns Asiatiska - doors open at 8am! Tickets will be released on the Creative Mornings website on Monday, March 31st at 11am CEST. 

    The talk will be part of Stockholm Art Week - a platform for the Stockholm art scene. The 2014 edition of Stockholm Art Week is being held 1 - 6 April.

    For more information visit http://creativemornings.com/talks/sanna-tomac-artist.