About our School

Our curriculum is devoted to a disciplined study of the human figure. Students draw and paint from life using sight-size, the technique Sargent learned in Paris. In addition, they receive a thorough grounding in constructive drawing and artistic anatomy.

Click to watch a video introduction to the atelier.

Let the student abandon himself to the study of Nature, of the living model. Let him study, and measure, and penetrate into its secrets. Leon Bonnat, Paris 1874

Student Life and Work

Golden Gate Atelier students are of all ages and backgrounds. They come from San Francisco, around the United States, and from as far away as China. Our students have one thing in common: dedication to their art and desire to be part of a thriving artistic community. Could the Golden Gate Atelier be right for you?
Meet Rob and Karen in our student profiles.

I studied figurative art for years, but never found what I was looking for until I discovered the program at Golden Gate Atelier. Tess-Marie White, GGA Student

Ameral and Forester showing at Paris Seminar Exhibitions in NYC and LA

April 8th and 9th in Laguna Beach, CA April 28th and 29th in NYC

Openings feature lectures and demos. Artists include Adrian Göttlieb, Jeremy Lipking, Michael Klein, Aaron Westerberg, and more!
Please join us. Visit ParisSeminar.com.

Introduction: Classical Drawing and Painting Method

Spring 2016 GGA Part Time Program

Spring class is full.
contact info@goldengateatelier.com to get on the waitlist for the Fall.

GGA @ Pro Arts Open Studios 2016

Please join us on June 11 - 12, 2016

Visit GGA studio and gallery. Meet the atelier instructors, learn about the complete classical realism training programs, and view our students' work.