2020 Summer Workshops

Please send us an email if you wish to book a workshop:


To confirm your place you will need to pay a

non-refundable deposit of 1000 SEK (inkl.VAT ), the final invoice will be due one month before your course starts.

Figure Drawing Workshop

29 June - 3 July 2020

6 July - 10 July 2020

Cost: 12.000 SEK for two week course (including deposit, VAT, lunch and materials)

            7.500 SEK for one week course (including deposit, VAT, lunch and materials)


Time: 10:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday with one hour lunch-break


Drawing the figure realistically and beautifully from life is complex but wonderful challenge. In this course, students will gain an understanding of proportions, structure and composition. Focus will also be placed on the three-dimensionality of the figure and understanding how the mechanics of the body work in a dynamic and constructive way.

Students will work with short gesture poses and also with a long pose, using pencil, charcoal and chalk. The teacher will adapt the instruction to each student’s level of knowledge.

Teacher: Theodora Capat

Comment from student Summer 2019:

"I was very satisfied with the workshop and I really want to go again as soon as possible. I feel like my skill level has improved a lot in just a few days. The staff was friendly and very professional and it was such a treat having a live model for so many hours a day. Our instructor was extremely skilled and made sure that we had a lot of individual instruction. I really had a wonderful time on top of learning so much"


Landscape Painting

6 - 10 July 2020

Cost: 7.200 SEK for one week course (including tax, one day lunch on site and materials)

Time: 10:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday with one hour lunch-break

Österlen is known for its beautiful scenery and in this five-day workshop

we will paint at some of the most stunning locations. While a pretty

landscape is inspiring it is not what makes a great painting. During the

workshop we will focus on how to compose the landscape around us into a pleasing and compelling image. Focus will be on how to simplify nature and how to create a strong shape design and mood for your paintings. Critiques will be given throughout the day.

Teacher: Karl Wennergren

Comment from Student Summer 2019:

"I have been on a one-week workshop in Landscape painting. Wonderful nature and with a very knowledgeable and generous instructor I have been able to learn more and increase my ability in landscape painting. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to learn a little bit of the knowledge available at The Swedish Academy of Realist Art."

Still Life Painting

29 June - 3 July 2020

Cost: 7.500 SEK for one week course (including tax, lunch and materials)

Time: 10:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday with one hour lunch-break

Still life painting is one of the core components of a classical painters’ training. Students will be guided through the different stages of creating a still life painting from setting up the composition and blocking it in, all the way to completion. Students will also get an insight into accuracy in drawing and how to create a real sense of form and depth through correct values and modeling. Color theory and pigments will be discussed as well as mediums.  The teacher will give individual and group critiques, as well as hands-on instruction and demonstrations.

Teacher: Sanna Tomac

Comment from student Summer 2019:

"If you want to paint realistic art, The Swedish Academy of Realist Art" is the right place to receive teaching. You will be guided all the way through Sanna Tomac, and get the old techniques in the oil painting "given" so you take home an understanding of this amazing "craft" and this fine art form.

A wonderful learning experience."

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The Swedish Academy of Realist Art (SARA)      Lilla Norregatan 17     272 31 Simrishamn, Sweden     +46 (0)414 68 44 71

The Swedish Academy of Realist Art 

is supported by Simrishamn county

SARA is officially recognised by the Swedish National Board of Education and the education is overseen by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan). 

The Swedish Academy of Realist Art 

is ARC ApprovedSM