ACADEMIC TRAINING, THE FOUNDATION
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS
Academic training is a fundamental part of my career as an artist. I believe that good technical training allows you to develop your strengths in depth and strengthen your weaknesses. You are born with certain skills and preferences, this is somehow what has been given to you, and it is your part of the deal to develop these talents. But it is not everything. As an artist it is not enough to have an excellent technical base, but in addition to knowing how to do it, you have to do it in your unique way,
practice, practice and practice until you are able to flow
merge and adapt techniques, shorten and simplify processes, and use it to create your own undisputed style. Here there are no shortcuts, it is the will of daily practice that points the way.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME
BODY & SOUL
Sandra Glez (b.1977) was raised in a small village, Ahigal (Middle-West Spain).
Sandra´s work ranges from portraits to still life, landscapes and human figure.
Sandra started her professional training at Charles Cecil Studio in Florence. In 2009 Sandra returned to Spain and started training under contemporary masters Amaya Gurpide and Jordan Sokol until 2014. After a decade of studying, Sandra has learned under numerous masters along the way including Antonio López, Golucho or Grzegorz Gwiazda among others. In 2014 she began teaching privately from her atelier in Madrid. Sandra has taught drawing and painting workshops throughout England and Spain, in collaboration with different institutions.
She currently resides in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, with her husband and three children.
TRAINING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
2015 – 2016. Sight Size Painting Program. Barcelona Academy of Art, Barcelona – Spain.
2013 – 2014. Sight Size Drawing Program. Jordan Sokol Studio, Madrid – Spain.
2012 – 2014. Comparative Measurement Drawing Program. Amaya Gurpide Studio, Madrid – Spain.
2012 – 2013. Anatomy and Drawing Course. ESDIP Madrid – Spain.
2011. Sight Size Portrait Painting Summer Course. Charles H Cecil Studio, Florence – Italy.
1995 – 1999. BS in Psychology. UPSA Salamanca – Spain.
2018 – Now. Academic Director. Atelier Glez, Madrid
2014 – 2015. Academic Director. L´Atelier, Madrid
2015 – 2016. Barcelona Academy of Art. Junior School, Barcelona
2016. Figure Drawing and Painting (120 hours). Sarum Studio , Salisbury – UK.
2015. Sculpture with Grzegorz Gwiazda (50h). BAA Barcelona – Spain.
2015. Realism and Figuration Course by Antonio Lopez and Andres G. Ibañez (35 hours). Museo Casa Ibañez, Almería – Spain.
2014. Figure Painting workshop with Golucho (28 hours). La Galería Roja, Sevilla – Spain.
2012. Portrait Painting Course (60 hours). Amaya Gurpide Studio, Madrid – Spain.