Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Announcing: Kids Drawing Class for 9–12 year olds

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Ages: recommended for 9 – 12 year olds

When: Wednesdays 4 pm – 4:55 pm

Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery

3460 2nd Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95817

Cost: Purchase either a 3- week session block or a 4-week session block per month.

  • · 3-Week Sessions are $30 per month
  • · 4-Week Sessions are $40 per month
  • · Please note that there are no refunds for missed sessions during the month. Classes are purchased on a per month basis.

Materials: Kids should bring a sketch book, but we will also use other materials which will be provided at no extra charge.

Parents are welcome to remain quietly in the gallery or return after class.

For more information, please contact Patris at (916) 397-8958

or email Patris at

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fabulous "Brushwork and Sauce" Workshop with Randy Blasquez this weekend

The Patris Studio once again was alive with creativity and learning this weekend as Randy Blasquez showed participants different techniques and ideas for the Brushwork and Wash Method.
Students from near and far came to the studio to learn about brushwork and the secret "sauce" used for the wash method.
Lots of individual attention, creative camaraderie amongst each other, and a great group of artists learning, practicing and growing together.

Thank you Randy for the fabulous weekend workshop.  We look forward to the next workshop here at the studio in the near future.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Announcing: Capital City Plein Air Workshop + Bonus Week with Elio Camacho

  • May 26- May 30  Painting on location at various locations throughout Sacramento. 
  • June 2 - 6  Bonus of week of just plein air painting with Elio and artist friends while we cover the valley in paint.
  •  Workshop cost: $550 (including bonus week of painting)

The workshop will be held during the first week and you will experience the things that students have grown to expect.   Demos, Demos and enough information that will push you beyond your expectations.

The rest is simply fun and if you can stay for an extra week of just painting together-- great!

 Some of the things we will cover are:

  • Time management and capturing the moment
  • Forget formulas and learn to see nature as paint.
  • Color temperature
  • Harmony
Each day will end with a group critique.
Two ways to register for the 5-Day Elio Camacho Plein Air Workshop
2. Sign up with Patris 
Happy Plein Air Painting!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Very Fun Valentines Paint and Sip

Rachel Cate leads the group through a step by step process during our Paint and Sip. 

Everyone enjoyed themselves and discovered they had a little bit of an inner artist as their paintings of Starry, Starry Night began to emerge. 

A little paint, a few brushes, lots of laughter, smiles makes a fun time for all.
The thing I love most about our Paint and Sip events is that we are helping put art making back into the hands of people who for whatever reason thought that only certain gifted genius kind of people could pick up a brush and create something.  We all have the ability to create and sometimes it just takes a fun event like Paint and Sip to get people to try their hand at some art.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Intro to Plein Air Painting Workshop with Philippe Gandiol

Click here to download the flier for Phillipe Gandiol Intro to Plein Air Painting Workshop

New to Plein Air Painting?  Wondering how to begin painting outdoors?  If you answered yes, then the Phillippe Gandiol Workshop is the perfect place to begin learning what it takes to go outside and work "alla prima" or all at once in the fresh air, face to face with the world in front of you! 

In this Intro to Plein Air Painting Workshop, Phillipe will demystify and simplify the outdoor painting  approach.  A perfect place to begin your journey en plein air!!!
Phillipe Gandiol plein air painting.  Join us to learn techniques, ideas and approaches to help artists build skills needed to work outdoors.