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.

 

NEW Figure Drawing Workshop - September 19th, Monday afternoons. Improve your drawing  skills, from the use of gesture to quickly and accurately capture the essence of any pose, to a system of comparative measurement for establishing correct and believable proportion. These are essential foundations to which further development of both detail and tonal values can bring about a convincing sense of form...Jay Blums Instructor, Angel Academy, Florence.

NEW Figure Drawing Workshop - September 19th, Monday afternoons.

Improve your drawing  skills, from the use of gesture to quickly and accurately capture the essence of any pose, to a system of comparative measurement for establishing correct and believable proportion. These are essential foundations to which further development of both detail and tonal values can bring about a convincing sense of form...Jay Blums Instructor, Angel Academy, Florence.

About our  Russian River Atelier Short Film...

“Composition is the visual language that allows an artist to communicate with subtlety or strength, with emotional intensity or clarity and calm” — Sean Forester
— Pictorial Composition

NEW Portrait Painting Workshop for the Beginner and Mid-career Artist with instructor Bob Wolf

Every Tuesday beginning 2nd August - 6 September, 2016

Cary - Oil on linen, Portrait painting by Bob Wolf

Cary - Oil on linen, Portrait painting by Bob Wolf

* Intro class -  One model provided with a limited class size. Bob will teach you his method learned from the Charles Cecil Academy in Florence how to accurately draw and paint a portrait.

* Cast drawing students we recommend this class as a supplement to the ongoing classical curriculum. All levels are welcome!

9.30am - 12.30pm - 3 hours painting/drawing
$450 -  Covers your instructor and model fee

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