Sunday, March 15, 2015

David Shevlino Oil Painting Workshop this October

David Shevlino   Alla Prima Figure Painting Workshop
October 15 - 18, 2015
Painting by David Shevlino
Patris Studio and Art Gallery

This workshop is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  

David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.

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Painting by David Shevlino
This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Speed Studies with Abigail VanCannon


Fabulous weekend of Speed Painting with instructor Abigail VanCannon. Lots of practice getting paint on the canvas without fussing around and overworking the painting.  Abigail also teaches a weekly speed painting classs here at the studio. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Plein Air Workshop with Elio Camacho April 17 - 19

Plein Air Workshop
with Elio Camacho
Knight's Ferry
April 17 - 19

3 days of painting incredible spring views and fabulous seasonal color.  Lodging options in Oakdale at Holiday Inn Express or Best Western.
Contact Patris to register for the 3 day  Plein Air painting workshop with Elio Camacho.

Knights Ferry is an unincorporated historic community in Stanislaus CountyCaliforniaUnited States. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, it is about 40 miles (64 km) east of Modesto on theStanislaus River. Join Elio for this wonder experience. 

Mixing color with brush strokes, compositional studies and the discipline of changing light conditions will be explored.

$375.00 workshop price
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Announcing: Abigail VanCannon Speed Studies Workshop

Another awesome weekend workshop with Abigail VanCannon to help artists reach a new level of confidence and speed in their painting skills.  Reserve your spot today and let's get painting!

Announcing: David Peterson Watercolor Workshop

“Amy’s Haunted House”, watercolor by David Peterson

An Outdoor Watercolor Workshop with David Peterson 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 
9 am-1 pm. 
Fee – $45.
Optional: $10 for paper and use of David’s paints, easel and brushes.

 Location: Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park, Sacramento.

Students of all levels will come to this workshop prepared to paint outdoors. The point of the class is to practice painting fast and loose from life! David will show participants how everyday urban subjects viewed from a street corner can become images for lively and fresh paintings. Indoor painting area available.

Send fee payable to: Patris ,
C/O Patris Studio and Art Gallery 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817.

See more of David's work at
David also has a selection of works on display at Patris Studio and Gallery, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

Gallery open most everyday and always by appointment.  Call for appointment, 916-397-8958.

Announcing: Abigail VanCannon Speed Studies Class series

Contact Abigail VanCannon and get your painting skills up to speed!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Countdown till Michael Siegel Workshop and Demo--Space Available still!

Michael Siegel Oil Painting Workshop and Demo
February 6 - 8, 2015

DEMO ONLY: February 6 from 10 am - 1 pm
open to the public with limited seating available
$65 demo only
RSVP required.  Contact Patris to reserve your space 
Michael will begin his workshop in Sacramento with a painting demo from 10 am - 1 pm on February 6.  Workshop participants as well as a limited number of observers will have a first hand look at his thought process and approach to painting.
Michael is an amazing teacher and masterful artist. Artists studying with him have a genuine opportunity to learn and grow in their artistic development 

Michael studied privately with modern master, David Leffel, and passes along the knowledge and experience he gained under Leffel's tutelage so that each student can reach new levels in their artwork.