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Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier in the San Francisco Bay Area City of San Carlos.

We offer weekly Art Classes, Workshops Intensive Summer Programs  Open Model Sessions for artists of all abilities who desire to study drawing and painting in the tradition of Classical Realism of the old masters. We are located 30 minutes south of San Francisco in mid peninsula’s beautiful town of San Carlos CA, County of San Mateo. The New BACAA studio has 50 ft wide north facing window and 20 ft high ceiling, which provide the ideal environment for classical study. Please visit the About us page for local accommodations and affordable housing. BACAA (Bay Area Classical Artist) on

Linda Dulaney, Founder of BACAA, is a lifelong artist who manifested her desire to bring a school to life in the San Francisco Bay Area, based on the ateliers of the Renaissance and old masters. Starting in the mid 1990s, Linda developed a clear understanding of the style and type of instruction she wanted in an atelier. Linda’s  most influential teachers were Tony Ryder, Ted Seth Jacobs and Michael Grimaldi. She currently teaches the ongoing daytime classes at BACAA. She taught and mentored students in portrait and figure drawing, at the Clinical Anatomy Department Stanford University she taught first and second year med students  2015, 2016, 2017.

BACAA Mission Statement.


BACAA Buchanan Studio Figure Painting Workshop
Florence Italy June 10-21, 2019 



New At BACAA Fall 2018

The Buchanan Studio at BACAA 




 Click here to help support painter Patrick Connors in his fight with cancer.

Patrick is a well known painter, art scholar, and art historian as well as a master of perspective study.


Linda Dulaney’s portrait painting of Feathers chosen as an honorable mention in the “The Figure Contemporary” exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League.




Linda Dulaney’s portrait of Matt was selected and published in a full page in Juliette Aristides Newly published book “Lessons  in Classical Painting”.


Linda Dulaney’s drawing copy of Saint John the Evangelist by Guercino. Front Page Published Artist Drawing Magazine Fall 2015

Linda Dulaney is featured in a solo exhibit at the Peninsula Art Institute
Daily Journal Newspaper
 from Linda Dulaney’s class at BACAA track drawing class in colloboration with division of clinical anatomy school of medicine Stanford University.

Open Enrollment BACAA Classes 2016

Article about American Medical Student Research Journal AMSRJ).

BACAA and Stanford University BACAA is mentioned on an online newsletter. Also join us for our upcoming gross anatomy workshps. December 2-6, 2013, & January 27-Feb, 7. 2014,

Images from Lindas Figure Class with Stanford Med students

BACAA Featured as one of the 10 top Art Schools by American Artist Magazine Nov, 2011  Issue~

American Artist Magazine Spring Workshop Issue BACAA-Aristides Article 2011

New Studio 345 Quarry Rd. San Carlos CA 94070