Sunday, May 24, 2015

Announcing: Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait Workshop, Sacramento

Study with internationally known master artist Michael Siegel in this 3-day workshop.  Participants can choose to focus on portrait, still life or both!  Michael Siegel is not only  an amazing artist, but his ability to communicate and help each student at his or her individual level has made him a highly sought after teacher around the world and we are so very fortunate to have him returning to the studio for another fabulous workshop.
Michael talks at length about the flow of light and shadow as seen in this exquisite still life painting he did.
In the workshop, participants can  bring their own still life props or select from our collection of props and fabrics

Friday, May 22, 2015

No Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions Memorial Day May 25

Memorial Day
May 25
no figure drawing or painting sessions.

Come join us Tuesday evening May 26 for our regularly scheduled session
or the following Monday June 1 for our regularly scheduled figure drawing and painting sessions

9 am - noon: short poses figure drawing
12:30 - 3:30: one long pose clothed

6:30 - 9 pm short poses figure drawing

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Announcing: Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait Workshop Sept 25-27

Study with master artist Michael Siegel this September and take your painting skills to the next level!  Students may choose from still life study or portrait or both over the course of the 3-day workshop.
Save the Dates!
details from Michael Siegel''s  portrait

An exquisite still life by Michael Siegel.  Students will have an opportunity to work on still life studies of their choosing.  Flow of light, warm/cool color relationships, intensity, brushwork and so much more information flows from this master teacher and artist. 

A workshop not to miss!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Elio Camacho 5 day Color Intensive Workshop dates

Calling all artists for a Color Intensive Summer boot camp 
oil painting workshop
with Elio Camacho this August.

Each day of the workshop will be devoted to exploring one color and all it's possibilities of warm/cool
light/dark, dull/bright and so much morel.  Learn color like you've never known before as you study with master colorist Elio Camacho.

still life study by Elio Camacho
Contact Patris to indicate your interest in attending this workshop scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday August 19 - 23, 2015.

More information and details forthcoming regarding the specifics of the workshop.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sue Stover Encaustic workshop Aug. 15 and 16

Creating Depth in Encaustic - Stencils and Layering - August 15-16, 2015 
Sue Stover

Everyone had such a fantastic experience with Sue Stover in her last few workshops here at the studio.  We are honored to have her return this summer for another workshop.

Among many of the benefits of working with encaustic are the enhanced opportunities of creating depth in a painting. Focusing on using stencils, masks and layering elements, we will also look to how this can add complexity and unity in a piece.

 Participants will make their own unique stencils in a variety of ways while learning techniques for creating visual depth and relief. The approach is with various mixed media and students can incorporate stenciling and layering with collage, printmaking, or photography in their paintings. Topics include geometric and organic form, scale, transparency, single motif, repetition, repeat pattern, composition and content.

 This class is for those who have had experience working encaustic. $325 + $30 materials. To register contact: or sign up below.