Classical Art Program in Manila and Davao

"Order, Beauty, Harmony and Completeness..."

The Galvez Atelier Courses

The Galvez Atelier Classical Program is designed by teaching artist, Alfred Galvez.  The classes are arranged in sequence according to increasing difficulty. The range of available classes can accommodate students across the learning spectrum: enthusiasts who engage in art as part of leisure, practicing artists who need to enrich themselves and re-learn a solid foundation in creative practice, and aspiring artists who are preparing for a career in art or a Fine Arts talent test. 


The Classical Program is meant to provide a strong foundation in classical techniques. Classes in the program are not only designed to teach skills but also to train students how to see and understand the interplay of the formal elements and principles seen in an artwork.

Galvez Atelier offers a curriculum with a sequence of classes carefully designed to help the student develop in drawing and painting. This method is akin to the practice in European ateliers of the past. However, this is a timeless approach that have worked throughout the history of humanity and across cultures. It is implemented at the atelier to provide the proper foundations for the learner to know how to create works that possess intrinsic excellence. The program then offers modular classes to continue one’s artistic education.  

Classical Drawing basic

Skills-based learning is one of the most effective methods for teaching not only skills in drawing but also in the analysis of artworks. 

In the Classical Drawing Basic course, students will learn to unleash the power of observation. Students will learn to recognize the natural world in abstracted form and will be able to break down the pictorial field in abstracted lines, textures, shapes, and values. We at the Atelier believe that honing the student’s visual perception increases his or her visual intelligence regardless of age.

 In this course, students will learn a more disciplined drawing process and cultivate a workflow aligned with the atelier approach. The student will learn the ways lines express ideas and be more attuned to planar forms and tones. The student will be able to distinguish the elements of art, learn to identify and correct drawing errors, find accurate angles, and combine lines to form mass. 

The classes are scheduled for 10 sessions at 3 hours per session.

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The Galvez Atelier Classical Drawing Intermediate workshop is geared towards a more intensive study of the processes and techniques applied in the drawing of the live model figure.

At the culmination of the course, the students should be able to achieve several objectives. We help the student develop and display a good level of drawing skills and craftsmanship in preparation for live model drawing. The students gain a better understanding of the concept of planar forms, light and shadow relationships based on plaster cast references for live portrait drawing, and is equipped to execute these concepts.

The students will learn to observe, examine, and execute drawings based on a live model.

 (Interested enrollees are required to take the Classical Drawing Basic workshop first or present a portfolio of works for instructors' approval) 

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Traditional Oil Painting


The Galvez Atelier Traditional Oil Painting Workshops introduce the student to the materials, medium, techniques and processes in creating traditional oil paintings.

The classes teach the proper techniques in rendering spatial depth and volume, layering, and color harmonies. 

Students will learn to paint alla prima, a technique of mixing colors on canvas and completing an artwork in one sitting. 

Let Galvez Atelier introduce you to the world of color harmonies, light and shadow, spatial depth, and more. Traditional Oil Painting classes equip students with the proper techniques in mixing colors on canvas and completing an artwork even in one sitting. Traditional Oil Painting classes are offered to students at various levels. 

(Interested enrollees are required to take the Classical Drawing Basic workshop first or present a portfolio of works for instructors' approval)

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8 11th Jamboree, Barangay Sacred Heart Quezon City

76217811 or 09190000772 or 09154879761


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