Friday, May 15, 2020

Fun with Cubism: Acrylic Painting a simple still life

Fun with Cubism:
 Acrylic Painting of a Still Life in the Cubist style 

Sunday May 31, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  
cropped view of paitning by Picasso

In this online workshop through Patris Studio ZoomRoom,
we will explore elements of the cubist style first, taking a closer look at examples of still life paintings by Cubist Artists, and discussing various elements characteristic of this style.

We'll then take a simple still life object, create a cubist style design based on our object, and then create our own interpretation of a cubist style painting. 

Patris will demo using a pear, and interpret it through a Cubist style.  Participants are welcome to follow along or create their own Cubist still life.  

We will also be talking about various acrylic painting techniques for applying paint.

Students will need their own art supplies including acrylic paints in various colors, including black, brushes and a canvas, a palette or other surface to put paint on, a water container and paper towels. 

Tuition accepted through Venmo at Patris-Miller, paypal, or send in a check to Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento 95817. 

To Register: please email Patris at
and a link will be sent to you to sign into Patris Studio ZoomRoom online.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Online Portrait Drawing Class


NEXT CLASS SERIES: Three quarter view JUNE 3, 10 AND 17.  

JULY SERIES: Using Light and Shadow on the portrait
July 8, 15, 22

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Patris Beginning Drawing Class moves into Cyberspace. Come join us!

Beginning Drawing Class with Patris in Cyberspace!

2 class formats you can choose from:

-  Live class meets Wednesday mornings 
from 10:15 am - 11:30 am

-  Or Request to have the recorded class session sent to you! Work at your own pace and with your own schedule.   

Check it out!
You can jump into class at anytime, work at your own pace, submit your work to me for ideas and feedback as many time as you  like, and work through the assignment using a variety of approaches.

Classes are $15 apiece or 3 for $40.

To join: 
simply reply by email expressing
 Payments can be made by PayPal at
Venmo at Patris-Miller
or check if need be:
Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

See you on line!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Destination Workshop with Patris at the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
registration link here

Join Patris in this beautiful little village on the coast and indulge your inner artist for a weekend treat of "Landscpae Painting in Oils for Beginners"   -- And all materials provided! 

This workshop is in the studio and designed for beginning level artists who want to explore basic concepts of landscape painting using a limited palette of three to five colors, plus white. Topics include color mixing and theory, landscape composition and ideas, palette management, creating depth in the landscape, and use of painting materials for maximum effectiveness.

The workshop includes instructor demos, class exercises designed to build fundamental painting skills and concepts, guided practice and individual assistance. We will begin each day with a few painting exercises and then work on a landscape painting each day. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and finish one to two paintings over the course of the workshop.

All painting materials will be provided in this workshop.

 Please see supply list for materials participants should bring as additional supplies for the class.