Saturday, August 30, 2014

“Loose and Lively on the Urban Corner” with David Peterson



A beautiful day out in Oak Park for David Peterson’s Watercolor Workshop this morning titled “Loose and Lively on the Urban Corner.”  In this workshop, David showed the group how he takes an ordinary street  scene and turns it into a lively and fun painting experience.

Below are some of the paintings from the workshop participants.  Everyone enjoyed the day here in the heart of Oak Park painting the urban corners around the studio.  David Peterson is an amazing artist and a wonderful instructor.  Thank you David for this wonderful watercolor workshop at the studio!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

"PILE IT ON!" - and finish with finesse...

Full Day Workshops at Patris Studio...
Freedomauction_0252c11f-05cd-477b-8102-8584b8f7a75a! That's what this workshop is about. Be bold!

If you've ever wanted to learn how to use more paint this class is for you. We will wash in the underpainting quickly and then grab our palette knife.  We will pile on the paint  before learning to soften the edges with the brush and finish with any necessary detail. This technique is designed to teach you how to trust what you see with your eyes while squinting to see the large value shapes, in addition to learning to manipulate more paint on the canvas. 2013-08-03 12.16.34
Thursday September 4th   9:30 to 4 pm   $75
Patris Studio and Art Gallery3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95817

To Buy this Workshop
e-mail Randy at or call 916-952-7914 to reserve your spot. No deposit is required. 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yes--we have figure drawing and long pose session Labor Day

We have a consensus!  Our Monday morning and Monday Afternoon figure drawing/painting sessions will be held this coming Monday, Labor Day.

If you are on vacation from work, getting ready to go back to school, or looking for some artistic inspiration this Monday holiday, come by the studio and let's Make Art!!!

 9 am - noon:
short poses 2 minutes to 40 minutes

12:30 - 3:30 
one long pose  (clothed)


Friday, August 8, 2014

Upcoming classes and workshops at the studio--make art!!!

Here's a line up for what's ahead at Patris Studio and Gallery with some very talented artists teaching and sharing their various approaches to creating art.  Sign up with Patris to reserve your spot.
Check it out!
Still life by Elio Camacho.  His classes are Tuesdays.

Elio Camacho Oi Painting Classes
resumes Tuesday August 12
10 am - 3 pm

Abigail VanCannon Oil Painting Speed Studies Series
starts Thursday August 14
10 am - 2 pm
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  • Thomas Starnes Portrait Drawing and Head Construction Workshop

August 23, 2014
10 am -3 pm
Watercolor by David Peterson.  His workshop is August 30.
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David Peterson Watercolor Workshop "Loose and Lively on the Urban Corner"
August 30, 2014
9 am - 1 pm
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Michael Siegel Portrait Workshop September 26-28.  Sign up with Patris to reserve your spot in this fabulous workshop!

Michael Siegel Portrait Painting Workshop 
in the tradition of Rembrandt and the Flemish Masters
September 26 - 28, 2014
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Portrait Drawing Workshop: Construction and Design of the Human Head

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Open to all levels—  beginner to advanced
Taught by Thomas Starnes
Saturday August 23, 2014
10 am – 3 pm
@ Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817
$65 (includes model fee)

Topics will include P1013005
· Copying -vs.- Understanding
(Seeing and Knowing)
· Surface Rendering -vs.- Underlying Construction
· Construction and Design of the Human Head and Features
· Proportions, Angles and Alignments
· Seeing the "Abstraction" and
"Planes of the head" on a real model
· construction of features
· refining the portrait

· and much more!!!!
Contact Patris to register for this exciting one day workshop and take your portrait drawing skills to the next level