Saturday, February 6, 2016

Announcing: Sunday Morning Figure Drawing Sessions

 a New Open Studio Session

“Semi-regular” Sunday Morning
Figure Drawing Sessions

Drawing by Marco Ospina,
figure drawing instructor at
Patris Studio and Gallery
Stay tuned for details on Marco's upcoming Figure Drawing classes
·       $11 per session
·       10 am – 1 pm
·          Short poses (nude)
·       Starts Sunday March 7


·        Some Sunday sessions may need to be pre-empted
due to holidays or weekend workshops occurring in the studio. 

Announcing: Weekend Painting Clinic with Abigail VanCannon


You may have a stack of partially finished paintings in the closet or corner of the studio. For whatever reason they got  put aside and remain unfinished. Sometimes they get put away because of the constant challenges and problems that arise or maybe its just a timing issue. Whatever the reason, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to dust off the unfinished work and bring it to the workshop. 
During this workshop we'll review the unfinished pieces and Abigail will help create a plan to finish them. We'll work out the problem areas and discuss ways to make the pieces work. She will also be giving helpful tips on how to start paintings so that you can avoid stressful hiccups along the way. Together you will also cover ways to create a body of work and why you would want to create one. 

If you don't have any in process pieces that's ok! Bring in a couple photo references of something you've always wanted to paint. Under her professional guidance, you'll learn the beginning steps and a process that you can apply to all your future paintings. 

She is also planning to go out for dinner after class on Saturday night. We'll pick a yummy place and unwind from the painting day. Before class ends on Sunday we'll do a group review of our work with snacks and beverages. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Announcing: Color Intensive Workshop with Elio Camacho

Color Intensive Workshop in Still Lifes
With Elio Camacho
5 Day Workshop
February 17-21, 2016

To Register or for more info
  Patris Studio & Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento CA 95817
(916) 397-8958

Elio Camacho
As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be
creative. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature.

Workshop Philosophy
Elio's workshops are very hands on, with an emphasis on easel side critiques. He believes that
givi ng instruction is important, but showing students how this instruction applies to their
individual work is crucial. Based on the
student’s level and goals, he develop a program
for improving each individual’s ability as a

Method of Instruction:
• Demos
• Hands On
• Instruction at the Students Easel
• Group Critiques

Elio Camacho is currently represented in galleries throughout
the United States.

“The works have a looseness and spontaneity that goes beyond just rendering every detail.”
Bonnie Gangelhoff -Southwest Art Magazine----
Artist to Watch July, 2009

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Announcing:First Monday Marathon Madness--Feb. 1

drawing by Michelangelo --practice to perfect


The Kick off of our First Monday Marathon Madness  February 1, 2016
Want to do a  First Monday Marathon Madness?
On the first Monday of every month, artists can participate in 1, 2 or 3 open studio sessions to draw/paint from a live model.

·      9-noon  short poses

·      12:30 pm – 3:30 pm clothed long pose

·      4:30 pm  – 7:30 pm  nude long pose

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wine, snacks and optional art critique   (aka “Board Meeting”)

Next First Monday Marathon Madness:

March 7

Once a month, artists have the option of doing 1, 2, or 3 sessions of working from a live model.
Immediately following the once a month evening session at 7:30 pm, artists are invited to stay for some beverages and snacks  for a "show and share" wind down time aka "Board Meeting" before heading home.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Figure Drawing Classes start this Thursday January7

Drawing by Marco Ospina.  Learn the basic fundamentals of figure drawing in these classes. 
Drawing by Marco Ospina. Classes start Thursday  January 7.  

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Qiang Huang Workshop March 2016

It's not too late to sign up for the
 Qiang Huang Still Life Painting Workshop 
March 24 - 26, 2016.

Qiang Huang is an excellent teacher and master artist. 
sign up soon as this workshop will fill up!
Qiang demonstrates his masterful use of brushwork, color, composition and so much more!
Detail of still life painting by Qiang Huang

There will be an optional art business component for artists interested in learning more about Qiang's business and marketing strategies and organization.