The Atelier is 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 RRA hosts regular classes and intensive workshops taught by local artists, as well as invited guest artists.

We offer classes in oil painting for beginners, still-life painting, figure drawing, sight size cast drawing and open studio model sessions. 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, and are open to students of all abilities and experience.

Note: Studio has moved toSuite#2A, 5577 Skylane Blvd Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Our 2017 Summer Schedule

5 Day Portrait Intensive:  August 21 - 25

Landscape Painting Workshop: Sept 30 - Oct 1 & Oct 6 - 7

  • The Studio will be closed August 26 - September 11
  • Fall Schedule begins September 11
  • Bargue & Cast Monday 9am- 12noon
  • Figure - Monday 1pm - 4pm
  • Still Life Painting - Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Additional classes will be announced. Please sign up for newsletter to stay informed.

Appointments only No Drop-in visitors please. Studio Visits are encouraged by appointment only.  Please email first for appropriate time to come in.

Thanks for your interest

Email; info@russianriveratelier.com