Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Abigail Van Cannon Speed Studies Painting Class Begins August 14

90 minute study by Abigail Van Cannon
Speed Studies Painting Class
6 Week Painting Class - $180 - Reserve your spot today.
Dates: Thursday’s August 14,21,28      Sept. 11,18, 25
Time: 10-2pm @ Patris Studios and Gallery
Instructor: Abigail VanCannon

Speed Studies is a fast paced, energetic, approach to painting.
Having applied this approach in teaching, VanCannon found that
it not only helps build confidence and speed, but takes students to a new level. Practice makes perfect and brush mileage will quickly improve ones skill. When forced to do speed studies one learns to make quick decisions that eventually become instinctual. Not only will students learn from new topics each week, but also from group discussion and side-by-side instruction. Demos will also be given throughout the course.
Course Outline
August 14 Intro to Speed Studies – Overview
August 21 Design and  Format
August     28 Color Lessons
August 11 Learn Your Tools/Brushwork
Sept. 18 Studies for Finished paintings
Sept, 25 Exploring various subjects

Instructor Abigail VanCannon, MFA graduate from the Academy of Art University, uses her classical
training to teach students the techniques of oil painting.  Her work hangs nationally in solo and group shows as well as collector’s homes. VanCannon was named on of SouthWest Art Magazine’s “21 Under 31”  spotlight for 2012 and was chosen in Art Business News Magazine’s “30 Under 30” feature 2013.
See her work at

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Announcing Michael Siegel Portrait Painting Workshop Sept.26 - 28 in Sacramento!

Join us for a fantastic weekend of painting with internationally known artist Michael Siegel this fall.  In the tradition of Rembrandt and the Flemish Masters, Michael Siegel will offer 3 days packed with instruction, learning, and artistic growth.  Sign up now with Patris to guarantee your spot to study with this highly acclaimed artist and gifted teacher. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Workshop: "Painting Fast and Loose on the Urban Corner" with David Peterson

"Painting Fast and Loose on the Urban Corner"
An Outdoor Watercolor Workshop with David Peterson

When:  Saturday August 30, 2014
Fee:  $45
Time: 9 am -1 pm
Location:  Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park, Sacramento

click here to download supply list and workshop description

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.  A live model in a bistro setting will be provided.  Indoor painting area available.

Send fee payable to:
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento CA 95817

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Announcing: Elio Camacho Summer Schedule for Still Life Painting Classes

Elio Camacho Still Life Painting Classes
 for July and August
6 week summer session
Tuesdays 11 am - 3 pm$270 for 6-week session
$45 per session

  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5  NO CLASS
  • August 12
  • August 19
Let's get painting!