Russian River Atelier
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The Russian River Atelier, now located in Santa Rosa, is a collaborative working and teaching art studio shared by professionall painters with backgrounds in, and a love for, classical realism.Through our diverse classes and workshops we bring an approach to painting and drawing absent in most institutional contemporary art education. Our teaching methods are grounded on acute observation of nature using systems refined through centuries of experience and passed down through generations of master artists and their disciples. This type of training reached it’s peak in the 19th century, all but disappearing in the 20th but for a few scattered artists who maintained the traditions, and is currently enjoying a noticeable resurgence here in the 21st. The Russian River Atelier is very proud to be a part of that resurgence and to bring it to Sonoma County.