The Atelier

We are a collaborative working art studio located in Northern California’s Sonoma County whose artists share a passion for traditional and contemporary realist painting and drawing. The atelier functions not only as an ideal space for our artists to produce their work, but also hosts regular classes and intensive workshops taught by our resident artists, as well as invited guest artists.

Students at the Russian River Atelier  study still-life painting, work from the live model, master copies, landscape, pictorial composition, sight size cast drawing and portraiture. From single-sessions focusing on an alla-prima approach, to longer more intensive courses of study that provide a student with hands-on experience with the many stages of painting and drawing, we have something for everyone, and are open to students of all abilities and experience.



We are on the move to Santa Rosa and will be opening in March. Location & New Class information  Coming Soon for 2017...

Current classes ongoing in Geyserville location January 16 - Feb 24, 2017

Color Theory: Judson Monroe - May TBA

10 Day Still Life Intensive: Linda  May 1 - May 12

Finishing Touches: Frame Design: Jay
July 24 - 28, July 31 - Aug 4
Portrait Sight-size - Bob Wolfe August TBA

Portrait Painting Intensive: Jay
Monday through Friday, July 17-21st 9-12 and 1-4
Hot August Nights! Evening Portraiture: Jay
Monday & Tuesday evenings 6-9pm (August 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th
Landscape Painting in Oils: Harvest: Naomi
Monday-Friday 9-1pm, September 4th-8th & 11th-15th