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.



  • Currently on the calendar...
  • Art Classes & Workshops 2017
  • Figure Drawing/Painting on-going class Monday afternoons 1pm - 4pm
  • Figure Drawing/Painting  class begins Saturday mornings 9-12noon April 15
  • Figure Pose non-instructed Tuesday evenings beginning April 18 6 - 9pm
  • Bargue & Cast classical drawing - ongoing Monday 9am - 12 noon
  • Introduction to Oil Painting Fundamentals - Wednesday 9am - 12noon
  • Plein air painting Judson Monroe May 2,3,4 
  • Color & Composition Judson Monroe May 9,10,11
  • Still Life Painting Class Thursdays 10am - 4pm ***New class Begins September 2017
  • 10 Day Still Life Intensive *Note Date Change:  July 31 - August 11th, 2017
  • NewLocation; 5577 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95441

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