Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Surface Design + Encaustic

Instructor - Susan Stover

To register and for further information, contact info@susanstover.com

May 31-June 1, 2014 - 10:00-4:00 - Sacramento, CA.

There are endless options for unique mark-making, layering and patterning when combining imagesurface design techniques on fabric with wax.

In this 2-day workshop, we will explore contemporary and traditional techniques such as silk painting, sunprinting, batik, tie-dye, and discharge on silk. Students will also experiment with traditional surface design tools and learn how they can be adapted and used directly with the encaustic process.

Demonstrations will be given to illustrate how the fabrics can be layered into an encaustic painting. Students will be creating many fabrics and have time to experiment with incorporating them into encaustic painting. Most materials supplied.

Where: Patris Art Studio

Fee: $295 + $25 materials.
(discharged black silk in background of this painting) 

Instructor Bio: Susan Stover received a MFA from California College of Art and a BFA from Miami University with both degrees concentrating in textiles and painting. Among her professional experience is faculty at U.C. Davis, lab technician at CCA, and 10 years at Jacquard Products, a manufacturer of textile pigments and dyes. She has presented workshops at CHA and NAMTA trade shows and the International Encaustic Artists conference and has taught nationally and internationally.

When: May 31-June 1, 2014 - 10:00-4:00 - Sacramento, CA.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kids Paint and Sip this Sunday: Paint like Monet!

kids paint and sip Monet

Kids paint like Monet! This is Monet's “The Grand Canal Painting” and our young artistss will have an opportunity to explore the work of the most famous Impressionist Painter plus learn a short history story about Monet as an artist.

Kids Paint and Sip is a fantastic opportunity for young people between ages of 9-12 to unleash their inner creativity in a step-by-step lesson approach.  Our Paint and Sip instructors are all professional artists and highly skilled teachers who provide a fun and supportive environment for artists of all levels and ages.

Tickets are available on line at http://paintandsip.blogspot.com

Let your children’s inner Impressionist take center stage this Sunday, April 27 at 2pm     

.Location:  Patris Studio and Art Gallery, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Announcing: a New 5-Week Clothed Figure Painting Class

Abigail VanCannon, MFA graduate from the Academy of Art, will be teaching a 5-week Figure Painting Class on Thursdays from April 17 – May 16.  Classes begin at 11 am and end at 3 pm each Thursday during this highly focused and fun figure painting class series. 

She will be offering a free demo on April 10, 2014 from 1 pm – 3:30 pm to kick off the 5-week series. 

Click here to download this flier and sign up for a class that will focus on taking your figure painting skills to the next level.

Figure Class 5 week

Saturday, March 22, 2014

qiang-huang, a daily painter: “Demo at Sacramento 2" --- Sold

qiang-huang, a daily painter: “Demo at Sacramento 2" --- Sold: The second demo does not have much of color. As usual, I showed how to paint a rose.

qiang-huang, a daily painter: "Demo at Sacramento 1" --- Sold

qiang-huang, a daily painter: "Demo at Sacramento 1" --- Sold: This my third time teaching at Sacramento. I want to thank Patris Miller for organizing this workshop and thank all the artists for attend...

Fabulous 3-day workshop with Qiang Huang

It was a honor and privilege to have master artist Qiang Huang, currently residing in Austin, Texas, come teach a 3-day Still Life Painting Workshop at my studio in Oak Park.  He is amazing teacher, a superb teacher, and a wonderful friend. 
He began each day with a demo, explaining each stage of his painting and sharing with us his thoughts and ideas about color, value, edges, intensity, brushwork and so much more. 

Using a little technology, we projected his painting demo on a big screen to ensure that everyone had a good view of his painting process.
Qiang is an amazing teacher.  He shared his painting process with us from the beginning block in stage to the final details.
His demo.

A close up of his demo. 

Breakfast or lunch--Old Soul just up the block from the studio was our place to go for good coffee and fresh food.  Next time Qiang comes to do a workshop, the Triangle District will encompass many new food venue options here in Oak Park as the redevelopment continues to flourish around the studio.

We had a wonderful time of painting, learning, and hanging out together. I enjoyed meeting new artist friends from all over Northern California and hanging out local artist compatriots who took the workshop.  
Make Art!!!!