Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's a  good time on 2nd Saturdays at Patris Studio and Art Gallery in historic Oak Park.  The gallery features some of the top local artists in the area who work in a variety of styles and artistic mediums.  Our easy installment plans make it possible for collectors to acquire their favorite pieces of artwork and maintain their monthly budgets.  Original artwork in the home or office can brighten and energize any space!
3 pm - 6 pm long pose session with live model
(donation-based fee--pay what you want)
all ages and artistic levels are welcome to draw, paint, sculpt from a live model 

Our poet-in-residence, Mr. M, shares his written art after the long pose model session.
Best kept secret in town--we have the most talented local musicians jamming together following our long pose model session.  James Israel, John Gruber, and many other talented musician friends join in the jam and make it happen.  You guys are AWESOME!!!
We are rockin' the house with great tunes from our musican friends, enjoying each others company and having a fun time in historic Oak Park on 2nd Saturdays.   Get off the midtown grid on 2nd Saturdays and discover a whole new reason to come out for the evening. 
                                 Come for the art; stay for the fun.  

 Patris Studio and Art Gallery:   where creativey flourishes.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Surface Design + Encaustic

Instructor - Susan Stover

To register and for further information, contact

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

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