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.
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