Thursday, December 24, 2015

Qiang Huang Workshop March 2016

It's not too late to sign up for the
 Qiang Huang Still Life Painting Workshop 
March 24 - 26, 2016.

Qiang Huang is an excellent teacher and master artist. 
sign up soon as this workshop will fill up!
Qiang demonstrates his masterful use of brushwork, color, composition and so much more!
Detail of still life painting by Qiang Huang

There will be an optional art business component for artists interested in learning more about Qiang's business and marketing strategies and organization.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Studio Updates and Reminders from Patris Studio UPDATED 12/20

Studio Update Reminders
Happy Holidays and Happy New year to everyone!  

·    NO Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions
Monday Dec. 28  
and Tuesday  Dec. 29
See you in 2016

·    Small Open Studio Fee increase
Beginning 2016, the figure drawing and painting sessions will be $11

·    Figure Drawing Classes with Marco Ospina

Begins January 7

Monday, December 7, 2015

Elio Camacho Still Life Class and Holiday potluck Dec. 15

Elio Camacho will hold a still life painting class on Tuesday December 15
from 11 am - 3 pm
combined with a holiday potluck.

Join us for some quality painting time and instruction before the final holiday crunch.

Make art!
still life painting by Patris

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Announcing 6 week Life Drawing Classes with Marco Ospina

Figure Drawing Classes beginning Thursday January 7th.

Take your life drawing skills to the next level in the new year.

Drawing by Marco Ospina

Drawing by Marco Ospina

California Art Club Paint In and First Friday event this Friday!

This Friday, Dec.4, 2015
  • California Art Club Paint In and First Friday kick off event at Patris Studio 


10 am - 2 pm
the CAC local chapter will have a live model and sumptuous holiday still life to paint from followed by no host lunch and critique        
COST: $15     

2 pm - 9 pm                                                                                                                 Artists are invited to continue painting in the studio as part of  First Friday "Art In Action" at Patris Studio
The Gallery open and everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy our winter exhibition of fine art featuring local artists working in a variety of styles and mediums.  Enjoy food, beverage, and a great creative vibe this Friday!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Announcing Portrait Painting Class with Abigail VanCannon

Portrait Painting - Thursday's 10-2 at Patris Studio and Gallery
 ( 3460 2nd Ave. Sacramento) $40 per session.
 Includes: instruction,model fee and handouts. 

Learn how to paint a portrait from life and from a photograph. This 8 week course will cover the process and techniques to approaching portrait work. For all painting levels – Oil and Acrylic painters.

Class Schedule:
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26– No Class  – Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24 – No Class – Merry Christmas!
December 31 – No Class – Happy New Years!
January 7
January 14

Monday, November 2, 2015

In loving memory of Ruth Thompson and her husband Glen aka "Honey"

Ruthie loved coming to classes at the studio and painting.  

Ruthie, far right with yellow shirt and black apron, was a wonderful artist and loved doing her artwork.  She will be remembered in our hearts and minds always.  She had a wonderful art spirit and positive attitude that enabled her to live life to the fullest.   

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

David Shevlino workshop in full swing this week at Patris Studio

During both workshops, David did a demo to help students see his process for all prima pairnting.  He uses big brushes to create energetic brushstrokes and linseed oil to keep the paint thin. 

A somewhat limited palette helps him achieve harmonious color while maintaining a strong value pattern in the painting. 

His block in stages keep the painting loose and open for further development.

We were fortunate to watch him paint this exquisite still life demo on the last day of the first workshop. 

David Shevlino Workshop at Patris Studio

We are honored and fortunate to have internationally known artist David Shevlino teaching at the studio for 2 workshops. 

We were  inspired. intrigued, and interested as we learned more about David's approach to painting the figure alla prima, which is a wet into wet oil painting technique.  
David's loose and confident brushstrokes, combined with his knowledge of color, edges, drawing, etc. had all of us mesmerized as we watched him create this beautiful painting during his demo on the first day. 

And of course, there's nothing like wrapping up a full day of painting at the Oak Park Brewery right around the corner from the studio.  Make Art!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Announcing Fundamentals of Painting Classes with Randy Blasquez

Fundamentals of Painting 
with Randy Blasquez.


Price: $45.00 per class

Workshop Dates:
Tuesdays 11/10/2015 – 12/1/2015
Class dates are Tuesdays, November 10th, 17th & 24th, and December 1st

Location: 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95817

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

This class runs for four weeks from
10am to 2pm in the Patris Studio.
The focus will be on the importance of simplification in painting. After you have signed up for the class via e-mail, Randy will send more details and a supply list. Bring an easy snack or lunch.

CONTACT INFORMATION and registration:

Contact: Randy
Phone: 916-952-7914

Friday, September 11, 2015

David Shevlino Figure Painting Workshops in California!

David Shevlino 
Alla prima figure painting: 
This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  

On the first day there will be demonstration;  then the class will paint from the model.  Students will learn to interpret and simplify the figure by starting with large, overall basic shapes, then moving to smaller forms.  Next comes a simple block in of light and dark tones, then mid tones.

By learning to simplify form, values and color, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness.

This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

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

Workshop #1  October 15 – 18, 2015  
Tuition: $500 + $40 model fee

Workshop #2 October 20 – 22, 2015
Tuition:  $440 and includes model fee

Registration: Contact Patris at to register and send in a $250 deposit to hold your space. Checks made payable to Patris and sent to studio address.   Balance of workshop tuition to be paid 3 weeks prior to workshop.

David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.
“My exposure to art began as a teenager growing up in NJ near NYC.  I began making trips to art museums in NYC when I was 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. As a youth I found myself especially drawn to the old masters. Those early trips to the museum instilled in me a love of craft and a sense of where painting comes from.”

David Shevlino Fine Art

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Capitol Artist Studio Tour September 19 and 20

Established by the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento in 2006 as the Capital Artists Studio Tour (CAST), Sac Open Studios is the largest nonjuried art event in Sacramento. Sac Open Studios brings over 10,000 visitors from all over Sacramento to local artist studios to learn about and purchase art being made in the region.

Stop by Patris Studio and Gallery as part of the tour! 
click here to download PDF guide to all the studios on the tour

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Special Celebrity Portrait Model Rob Stewart

For our Monday afternoon open studio session, we were honored to have local celebrity Rob Stewart, from Channel 6 "Rob on the Road" program.  

Here we are from the model's point of view!
Cassatt, my art dog, wanted to pose with Rob also!

Here are our works in progress!  Everyone had a great time and Rob Stewart was such a delight and wonderful artist model!
Here's a link to my friend Bruce Hancock's blog about our wonderful afternoon with Rob Stewart posing as our artist model 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Art Dogs, Artist Models at the Studio

My studio dog Cassatt posing with our celebrity model Rob Stewart  (from Channel 6 Rob on the Road prgoram) for our Monday afternoon open studio session. 
Peanut's turn to model with Rob Stewart. 
Here's Peanut posing with our lovely model for one of our Friday outdoor poses. 
Here's a wonderful piece of artwork by Thomas Starnes starring Peanut the Art (Model) Dog! 
Here's Peanut and Cassatt taking a little break.
. I affectionately call them my little employees.   Okay. so I really love my dogs. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Exciting news!! 2nd Workshop with David Shevlino October 20-22, 2015 "Painting the Figure"

David Shevlino Painting the Figure 
Workshop #2
Due to the popularity of our first workshop with David Shevlino, we are adding a 2nd workshop the following week from Tuesday October 20 - Thursday October 22, 2015.

The format, materials, concepts for the 2nd workshop will be the same as the 1st workshop.

painting by David Shevlino

Dates:  Tuesday October 20 -
             Thursday   October 22, 2015

Venue: Patris Studio and Gallery
              3460 2nd Avenue
              Sacramento CA 95817

Cost:  $440 and includes model fee

To register for Workshop #2,
please contact Patris
to send a 50% deposit and reserve your space.

painting by David Shevlino

This workshop is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  

David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods

.Visit David Shevlino's website here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New: Elio Camacho Plein Air and Evening Classes forming--come join us!

We are in the beginning process of gathering students who want to study with Bay Area colorist Elio Camacho for plein air classes and evening classes from 6 - 9 pm.  As soon as we have enough sign ups--we will begin! Make art!!


After popular demand....

*Right now we are just building an interest list.  When we get enough commitments then we'll make it official.

Email if you are interested!!

Plein Air Class

Mondays...10 am-3pm $ 45.00
  • Starts when weather cools
  • Right now Monday is not set in stone.  If Monday does not work but you are interested let me know.   Others may feel another day is better also.
  • Once a month I will do a small 1-hour demo in the morning.
  • Same location for two weeks unless specified
  • Locations will be city, town, lake and country scenes or whatever inspires
  • For those interested once a month we can put a still life outside to paint
Evening Still Life Class

Monday...6 pm - 9 pm $ 45.00
  • If we get enough interest the class will start immediately
  • For students working larger.
    • one larger still life will remain intact till Tuesdays class if you feel you need more time to work on the painting

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip Event July 16 -reserve your spot tod...

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip Event July 16 -reserve your spot tod...: Join us for another fun Paint and Sip social art class night on July 16, 2015 from 7 pm - 9 pm.  Paint and Sip is the perfect way to start t...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Announcing: Urban Plein Air Workshop - San Francisco with Abigail VanCannon and Patris

San Francisco all-inclusive Urban Plein Air Workshop and Escapade

click here for more info: Urban Plein Air Workshop - San Francisco:

Join us for a San Francisco Urban Plein Air Escapade!

We will be staying together in beautiful accommodations near Golden Gate Park,
 painting on location at various spots around San Francisco,
enjoying gourmet dinners prepared by Chef Dennis,
and receiving quality instruction from Abigail Van Cannon.

Click on the link above for more details.

Space is limited so sign up early!

Abigail VanCannon Summer Schedule at Patris Studio

Click here to learn more about the SAn Francisco Urban Plein Air Workshop in September.  Space is limited--sign up early!