Monday, December 30, 2013

Elio Camacho Oil Painting Demonstration January 6

Join us for a rare opportunity to watch Elio Camacho demonstrate from start to finish his painting process on Monday January 6 from 2 pm - 4 pm.  This will be a free demo and is open to all interested students and artists. 

 On Tuesday, January 7, Elio will begin his next 6-week Oil Painting series at the studio.  

Take your color and brushwork skills to the next level in oil painting?  Sign up for Elio Camacho's next 6-week series at the studio, beginning Tuesday January 7 from 11 am - 3 pm.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

“Brushwork and Color Wash Method” with Randy Blasquez

Brushwork & Color Wash Method with Randy Blasquez

Brushwork is important to one's own expression. It brings life to a painting. Although it is only one of the many parts to bringing a painting together, we will focus on the many ways to include dynamic brushwork to a finished artwork. We will start with exercises using the brush and other "tools" on day one, followed by a demonstration after lunch. On day two you will paint in a whole new way, starting with a wash of vibrant color and building to a textural finish that will change the way you paint!
  • Some painting experience is suggested. Class Supply List will be provided.
  • Call Randy if you'd like to talk more about this workshop....
  • Two Days at Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Avenue in Sacramento
  • Saturday & Sunday February 22nd & 23rd -- 9am to 4pm
  • $250. ($225 if you sign up before January 10)
  • Sign Up with or 916-397-8958
  • A $25 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.
 click here to download flier

Monday, December 23, 2013

Rob on the Road Visit Patris Studio in Oak Park

I would not be where I am now if not for all the people I have connected with on this art path I have chosen. There are too many people to name, but my heart is full of thanksgiving and gratitude to everyone --friends, art students, artist friends, teachers, family,(and my two pups) musician friends, artist models, community members, the young, the old, the rich, the poor, those near and those far away. Thank you for intersecting my life in some way.
Thank you Rob Stewart for visiting my studio for the Rob on the Road segment that airs on KVIE Public TV channel 6.  I hope this segment inspires, challenges, and brings joy to all who watch it. 
You can also view the online video clip here at this link:
Rob on the Road: Patris

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Announcing Francisco Benitez Encaustic Workshop

Paco image  It is with great pleasure and honor to welcome Francisco Benitez, internationally known master artist, back to Sacramento where he will hold a 3-day Encaustic Workshop at the Patris Studio and Art Gallery in Oak Park.  

Francisco, who resides in both Europe and New Mexico, did his first encaustic painting in the fall of 2005, after years of being fascinated with the medium, but never daring to paint figuratively in it. In the 1990’s, when he lived in France, he discovered a book called the Mysterious Fayum Portraits, by Euphrosyne Doxiadis.  He was mesmerized by these ancient portraits,and  began experimenting with the ancient tools, called “cauteria”, and the four-color palette of the ancient Greeks.

Encaustic is a particularly challenging, yet beautiful 2012-09-17 19.42.13medium, in which to paint and is one of the most permanent mediums known to us.  Participants in this 3-day workshop will experience this ancient and mesmerizing medium as they work under the tutelage of master artist Francisco Benitez.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Super fun Paint and Sips this weekend!

Kids Paint and Sip teacher Abigail Van Cannon shows the young inspiring artists the next step to creating their own painting.
Kids Paint and Sip--a fun, creative time for kids to let their inner artist come out and create!
Our Adult Paint and Sips are designed to guide each person through easy-to-follow steps to making their own paintings.
This is so much fun!  Check the dates for our next Paint and Sip events for adults and kids at

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Happenings and December Schedule Updates

Holiday Paint and Sip for Adults
 Friday December 13
 6:30 pm - 9 pm

no artistic experience needed!  We provide all materials, paints, canvases and step-by-step instruction.  A great way to have some fun with paint!
tickets available at

Holiday Paint and Sip Just for Kids
Sunday December 15
 2 pm - 4 pm

We have a special paint and sip just for kids from 9 - 12 years old. We provide all instruction, materials, and a mug of hot cocoa.  Gift wrapping available. A fun way for kids to be artsy!
more info and tickets at

2nd Saturday in the Triangle District---this Saturday!!
check out how we do 2nd Saturday here at Patris Studio and Art Gallery and make us part of your winter art walk this Saturday
3 pm - 6 pm 
long pose session with clothed model.  All skill levels and ages are invited to paint, draw, sculpt or just observe the creative process.   no charge, donations accepted.


6:30 pm - 10 pm (or longer) art reception and live music jam session led by John Gruber and Friendsenjoy an evening of live music,  fine art by several top artists in the area, some refreshments, and creative vibe


Annual Holiday Party
Monday Dec. 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

click here for your invitation and come celebrate the holiday season with us!

 Holiday schedule updates:
Wednesday morning Urban Landscape Club will meet this Wednesday at Patris Studio--still life painting, finish some artwork---whatever your artist self is choosing--we'll be warm and cozy inside.  All welcome to join us. $10 work for as long as you'd like in the studio.  Coffee, tea, cookies and hot soup provided.

  • Monday morning Figure Drawing will follow regular schedule
  • NO sessions or classes 12/24 or 12/31
  • Pop up Fridays all regular sessions except

12/27  Pop Up Friday--open studio session only--bring art supplies, set up a still life, work on a painting, etc.  We'll have hot coffee, munchies, music

check with individual teachers about their holiday schedules if unsure about weekly class sessions

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Annual Holiday Party Invitation Dec. 16

Come join us on Monday Dec. 16 for our annual Holiday Party at the Patris Studio and Art Gallery for an evening of holiday enjoyment and creative camaraderie that brings us all together as one big art family. 

 Artists friends, art teachers, musicians, art appreciators, students, artist models, patrons - creative individuals from all walks of life are the fabric and foundation of what makes the studio and gallery a very special place to be.  

You are cordially invited to our


6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of friends,
holiday cheer,
and creative camaraderie

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

Everyone is invited to bring a heavy appetizer and beverage to share

Friday, November 22, 2013

No Fongwei Liu, but we do have open studio Nov 22 and next week too!

We had to postpone the Fongwei Liu portrait and clothed figure workshop we had scheduled for this weekend because we didn't get enough people signing up in advance.  But we will have our Friday session long pose with live model from 10 am - 1 pm tomorrow 10/22/13.

Also next Monday we will have our regular figure drawing session 9 am - noon.

Tuesday evening we'll also keep our figure drawing session going from 6:30 pm - 9 pm.

No Friday session the day after Thanksgiving--enjoy the holiday!!

Conte drawing from last week's open studio session.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Patris: A super fun Plein Air Painting Trip with good frie...

Patris: A super fun Plein Air Painting Trip with good frie...: Scoping out some good painting spots up nearMurphys, CA with Abbie and Andy, my super painting pals and wonderful friends.  Beautifu...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Announcing a New Painting Workshop: Clothed Figure In Environment

Another Great Workshop at the Studio.  Study and learn from Abigail Van Cannon, who's down-to-earth teaching style and individualized approach to each student makes this workshop a valuable experience for all participants.  
click here to visit Abigail's website with more info and details about this upcoming workshop.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sacramento Bike Party at Patris Studio

Sacramento Bike Party rolling up to the Studio.  All my favorite Super Heroes dropped by the gallery tonight!
It was crazy, electric, and completely off the hook creativity as people began riding up to the studio.  . 
Conrad brought his Spin Art Cycle, delivering it on his own magnificent 3 Wheel trike he made.

Sacramento Bike Party enjoying the evening after the ride.  This is Conrad helping with his Spin Art Cycle.  Michael set up a photo booth inside the studio, getting some great images of people and interesting bikes.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sacramento Bike Party at Patris Studio tonight

A myriad of characters and costumes

Convening in front of the studio with a full on display of creative and electric energy.

A lit up show of imagination on wheels.

And away they go!

Fong Wei Liu Portrait Painting Workshop --POSTPONED


-Beginner to Advanced Level

Date: November 22-24, 2013

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
(12pm to 1:00pm lunch break)

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