Oil Painting II with Tenold Sundberg


This class is for students who have taken Intro to Oil Painting (or have a similar level of experience), and who wish to practice and further develop their skills with a series of still life paintings or copies of master paintings. Student and instructor work together to choose appropriate projects.

Experience Level: Intermediate



– titanium white

– yellow ochre

– raw umber

– burnt umber

– Venetian red

– Burnt Sienna or Transparent Red Oxide

– ultramarine blue

– ivory black

Pallet knife


Various size brushes rounds and filberts. Both bristle and synthetic.

Refined linseed oil


Silicoil jar for cleaning brushes

Rags or paper towels

Canson canva-paper 12×16

Oil primed linen Panels 9×12 – 12×16 (12×16 is preferable)

Poster board, 18×24 (Used to mount canvas paper)

White artist tape


ARCH Art Supply store is just a few minutes walk from our studio, click for map

*All students will receive a 10% discount from ARCH for all art supplies.*


1. For 48 hours after payment is made the student can request a refund in writing by contacting us at [email protected] After that period a refund request will only be honored if the class or workshop is full with a wait list, and if the spot can be filled by another student, minus a 20% administration fee. There are absolutely no refunds once a class or enrollment period has already started, under any circumstances, even for major life events.

2. Registration fees are for an individual student to attend a particular class within specific dates. Fees are non-transferable to another class, to different dates, or to another student.

3. Registration reserves the student’s place in a class or workshop regardless of whether the student can attend every session. We are not able to offer makeup days for our classes.

4. If Sadie Valeri Atelier cancels any class, workshop or program, all paid tuition will be refunded for the canceled days.

Sadie Valeri Atelier

Sadie Valeri Atelier offers painting and drawing classes to adults and teens in our beautiful studio in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood.

Our program is designed to accommodate a wide range of schedules and abilities because we believe everyone should be able to experience the satisfaction of creating.

Our professional, nationally-known artist instructors are chosen for their natural affinity for teaching with patience and clarity as well as for their considerable artistic accomplishments. Each instructor is dedicated to helping you feel challenged, encouraged, and supported.

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Reviews of Sadie Valeri Atelier

(9 Reviews)
I have been attending classes and workshops at Sadie Valeri Atelier for almost 5 years and can honestly say that I feel I found a gold mine. The skill and expertise of Sadie and her fellow instructors is as good as you are going to get in the San Francisco Bay area. They are all fine artists in their own right but also have the ability to impart their knowledge in a methodical way that allows for their students to truly learn to draw and paint in the tradition of the old masters. Lastly, you feel supported in a challenging and often frustrating process the ultimately leads you to a feeling of satisfaction that you can express on paper or canvas what you see and feel.
Monique D.
I came to Sadie Valeri Atelier hoping to learn classical techniques that I could apply to my own work. I had dabbled in classes over the years with moderate results and was looking for something with solid technique that was more comprehensive and that bridged the gap between drawing and painting that I never completely understood. What I found was so much greater than I could have ever imagined!.... The curriculum is focused and rigorous and it will train you to really see and understand conceptually how to accurately paint and draw. The truth is, even if you're aiming to paint like an abstract expressionist, this training is immensely helpful and important.
I've been studying with Sadie for the last 4 months and I've learned more during my first month than during the whole previous year at different other art classes.
An artist friend recommended Sadie's studio to me as a place to study traditional realism art in 2013. Since then I've been taking classes here for over two years; studying with a group of like minded and simply great people. I am happy with the improvements I have made. The studio offers resources to students, such as an art book library, demo videos and opportunities to take workshops from other well known artists. And we get to show our works at student shows.
I have studied with a number of different artists, and Sadie is by far the most effective I have personally been exposed to. Besides being an amazing artist, she is well-versed in the subtleties of teaching and the cultivation of understanding. My artistic abilities expanded significantly from her classes and I recommend them to anyone looking for top-notch education in classical realism.
Sadie and all of her teachers actually TEACH how to draw and paint. This is not your have fun and express yourself art school.... Work hard and you will be rewarded. My weak skill set has grown by leaps and bounds in 9 months of study. Best art experience in my life.
I have taken workshops all over the world to buff up my skills, but I have never experience the Aha! moments with another teacher the way I have done in Sadie's classes. Sadie is not only exquisitely talented, but able to teach to every level in a way that creates confidence and excitement.
Sadie has created a professional atmosphere for drawing from models, plaster casts and still-life. Her atelier has great light, comfortable furniture, great books and music. She has thought of every detail to insure a positive experience and improved skills at the end of her courses and workshops.
Sadie's instruction is impeccable. There are no Secrets. Only solid techniques of the masters, clearly communicated by this warm and giving teacher.