Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Announcing: MIchael Siegel Still Life and Portrait workshop

Announcing Master artist Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait workshop in Sacramento, CA. 

Come study with Michael Siegel, who trained privately with the legendary David Leffel.  Artists can choose to paint portrait, still life, or both themes during this workshop.  Individual still life set ups, inspiring models, top notch instruction and demos in a beautiful, spacious studio setting ensure that every artist has a quality workshop experience.
Contact Patris today and register for the Michael Siegel workshop 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Announcing: Portrait Drawing and Head Construction 1-day workshop

Portrait Drawing & Head Construction 
One Day Workshop 
with Marco Ospina 

Join Marco for this one day Portrait Drawing Workshop. This session will cover the basics of the portrait drawing process with a mix of lecture, demo and exercises. This workshop will help students learn basic portrait techniques and gain proficiency in their own work.

drawing by Marco Ospina
Topics Include:
Basic anatomy of the skull, identifying bony landmarks and form giving muscles.

 A ‘block-in’ or detailed outline, using careful shading to suggest the unique forms of the portrait.

 Features, proportions and placement

Students will have the opportunity to study from a variety of source materials, including a live model.

Materials: Students are encourage to work with charcoal on regular drawing paper. Newsprint paper and charcoal pencils are also good. Bring kneaded eraser

Drawing by Marco Ospina

Where: Patris Studio - 3460 2nd Ave, 
Sacramento, CA 95817

When: Saturday January 28. 2017 - 10:00 am - 3:00pm (45 minute lunch break)

Cost: $70 (includes model fees and hand-outs) 

To Register: Contact Patris at

 For Information: Contact Marco Ospina at

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Workshop Registration and Cancellation Policy

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

Registration Policy for Workshops
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A 50% deposit of workshop tuition is due at the time of registration for all workshops. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as many workshops fill quickly. Please also be aware that workshops with insufficient enrollment at the thirty day deadline may be cancelled so it is important to register before that time if possible.

Remaining balance to be paid at beginning of workshop.

Registration is accepted in the form of cash, personal checks, traveler's checks, money-orders, Visa, MasterCard.   Please note that all credit card transactions have a $5 processing fee.

Refund and Cancellation Policy for Workshops
Cancellations can be made up to 30 days prior to workshop date and deposit fully refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee.

If you cancel 29 days before the start date of a workshop, the Studio will retain half of your deposit as a cancellation fee and keep half as a credit in your account for 12 months. This credit may only be used towards another workshop scheduled within the 12 month period from workshop date.  After 12 months, the deposit is forfeited.

There are no refunds for no-shows or for early withdrawal after a workshop begins.

·         If workshop is cancelled by the instructor or Patris Studio, all fees will be 100% fully refunded to participants.

·         Model fees, if any, are extra and depend on the number of students.

·         While we make every effort to ensure all workshops proceed as planned, the studio reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. In this case, all workshop fees are fully refunded.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday schedule for December 2017

Happy Holidays to all!

Here's our December 2017 Holiday Schedule for events, workshops, figure drawing/painting open studios and classes:

Gratitude Party 
and Holiday Celebration
Dec. 8, 2017 

Holiday Sale:

  • Thursday Dec. 8:     during the party
  • Friday Dec 9:          1 pm - 8 pm
  • 2nd Saturday Dec.   10: 1 pm - 10 pm

Salvatore Victor Figure Drawing Seminar
Saturday December 10  
10 am - 2 pm

Figure Drawing/Painting Open Studio Sessions 
All sessions as scheduled through December 20 
No sessions the week of Dec. 25 - January 1, 2017

Weekly Classes 
please check with each instructor for individual holiday schedules

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Announcing: 4-week Beginning Watercolor Class with Teresa Steinbach

 click here to download flier and more info

 4 –week Beginning Watercolor Class
With Teresa Steinbach

When: 10 am – noon

4 Fridays in January: 1/6, 1/13/, 1/20, 1/27

Cost: $120 for 4-week session
Or $40 drop in

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

Supplies: All materials provided. We will work small to start and a little bigger towards
the end of the 4 week session.

To register:
please email Patris at
(916) 397-8958

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Special Holiday Gallery Sale!

Patris Studio and Gallery 

  • November 9, 2016  12 pm - 6 pm
  • November 10, 2016 1 pm - 10 pm
  • November 11, 2016 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Find unique and one of a kind holiday art gifts at special prices during our holiday sale! 

This holiday season, give the gift of art. Stay local. Shop local. Find small treasures that will last a lifetime. 

Patris Studio and Gallery is proud to partner with the Sacramento Visual Arts Collaborative to bring you this treasure trove of small works by local artists.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Space available in the upcoming David Shevlino workshop!

Space still available in the Sacramento workshop. Sign up now!

Partial workshop days available!

We still have a few spaces left in the upcoming David Shevlino workshop this Dec. 1-4.  Come study with master artist David Shevlino in Northern California.  David is a highly sought after workshop instructor around the nation and is known for his down-to-earth teaching style.  His paintings are infused with energy and expressive brushwork.  Workshop participants across the country find new meaning and  inspiration in their work after studying with him.

Sign up today and join us for this fabulous west coast workshop with David Shevlino!
Contatct Patris for more info and details.
Click here to download the flier and details.

Monday, October 31, 2016

David Shevlino Figure Painting Workshop: Dec. 1-4, 2016

We still have a few spots left in the upcoming David Shevlino figure painting workshop on December 1-4 2016.

Sign up now to reserve your spot and study with modern master David Shevlino.  In this workshop, you'll practice loose expressive brushwork, color mixing, value work, edge control and so much more.

We'll work alla prima from live models everyday and everyone will have the opportunity to study, learn and paint 6 hour poses -- a rare treat to have a model pose for that long in one setting!

So get your brushes, canvas, and paints ready and head our way for another fantastic workshop at the studio.  Your painting skills and knowledge base are sure to expand under the teaching of David Shevlino.

Click here to download flier with more info and details. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Patris Studio and Gallery: The New Chapter

I write this on Thursday October 27, 2016. My angel investor and I now own Patris Studio and Gallery.  It is exactly 2 months to the very day that Micah, the realtor,  texted me that the building was going up for sale.  It is a miracle story and I am humbled and grateful that my life's dream to have Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park has been granted. 

 During these last two months I often prayed and poured out my tears to the Lord, my mom and Terre Johnson up in the heavenly realms and asked them for wisdom, advice and miracles to happen.

From all practical points of view, it looked like the end of Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park.  I didn't qualify to buy the building, I didn't have the money.  I was unable to find another studio in Oak Park no matter where I looked.  Was this the end?

I walked into church one Sunday morning, devastated at the multiple offers coming in to purchase the building.  I saw this image on the screen and knew it was time to step out in faith and trust God to do a miracle as he did in the past for David when he triumphed over Goliath. I was up against a Goliath-sized situation, but I believed that the battle for my studio could be won from the Heavenly realms. 

And on this day, Sept. 27, 2016 the heavens opened up and grace poured down like rain upon me. 
In 2012, I moved into this amazing building owned by Terre Johnson and Michael Luna.  They became my art patrons and gave me the opportunity to turn this historic building into a thriving, vibrant art center.  I will be forever grateful to both Michael and Terre for allowing me to achieve my lifes' dream.
Thank you. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Art Revealed Show: Patris Studio and Art Gallery

The "Art Revealed Show" with Gayle Rappaport Weiland interviewing Patris

Way back in June of this year, Gayle asked me to be her guest on the Art Revealed show for sometime in October.  I've known Gayle a long time and thought this would be a fun thing to do.  I wasn't sure what my "Art Reveal" would be at that time, but thought "Oh something clever will come to mind as we get closer to the filming day."  I was busy with the studio, summer travel plans, and just trying to keep up with the day to day activities at the studio.

As the filming day neared in October, Gayle called me and I shared with her that I just saw the For Sale sign pounded into the ground outside my studio.  The Patris Studio and Gallery was being sold and I myself was not able to purchase it.  Gayle and I brainstormed ideas, and both agreed the show had to go on.

When the camera crew showed up to begin filming that October afternoon, I hugged Gayle and said, "You are never going to believe this. I have something very exciting to reveal on the "Art Revealed" show today.

Click here to see what Oak Park artist Patris is revealing on this episode of "Art Revealed."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I watched from inside the Patris Studio as they put up the FOR SALE sign

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Go Fund Me is still trending "Save Patris Studio!"

Read the exciting updates and news by clicking on the link below to go to our Go Fund Me page.  

Please consider if you'd like to join us in supporting this campaign and join in the story that will be told in it's fullness once everything is finalized.

We are continuing to move forward and figure out how to bring this amazing story to it's complete grand finale!  Stay tuned for the gratitude party and come celebrate with us.  Date and time to be determined.

Here's a short video that so beautifully captures what Patris Studio and Gallery is about: artists, music, community, friendships, a place where people can connect with their creative side and with each other.

Paint and Sip: Dia de los Muertos Paint and Sip event

Paint and Sip: Dia de los Muertos Paint and Sip event: Click here to sign up and pay on eventbrite DATE AND TIME Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LOCATION Patris St...

Ignat Ignatov Portrait Painting workshop this weekend

Setting up the studio in preparation for Ignat Ignatov's portrait painting demo.  His demo will kick off our 3-day alla prima portait painting workshop.  We are so excited to have this internationally known artist come up from LA to teach us!
Some of Ignat's demos are available for artists to see.  His amazing use of color, expressive brushwork, and technical skills combine together to create these gorgeous portraits.  His own DVD is available for purchase as well.
Some more examples of his demos for students to see and learn from.  This will be a fantastic 3 days of learning from such a highly accomplished artist. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Go Fund Me campaign "Save Patris Studio and Art Gallery" update

Check out the Sacramento Bee article that highlights the passion behind saving Patris Studio and Gallery

Click here to go to our Go Fund Me Account 

To help us buy the Patris Studio and Gallery
Thank you world for all your support!
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Good News!! The seller has agreed to let us purchase the building and so the Patris Studio and Gallery has survived!!! Last week I wondered how I'd be able to continue the good work we started here in Oak Park and on Sunday Sept. 4, people began showing up in my life - one by one -and together we made it happen.
Thank you to all of your support and generosity!

Now more than ever before, we invite you to share this story with your friends, family and colleagues, the world! We have closing costs, inspections, the list goes on and on. Your continued support and generosity will bring us closer to the victory lap and help us launch this new chapter for Northern California's premier art venue.

With a heart overflowing with gratitude, thanks again world for joining us in this amazing story.

Stay tuned for exciting details and more updates!

Monday, June 6, 2016

POP UP open studio sesion: 3-hour long pose session with nude model Friday Sept. 30

Join us for a special POP UP open studio session with a 3-hour long pose nude session which will take place on Friday September 30, 2016 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. $11 open studio fee.

This summer we will be hosting a few different special POP up sessions with a 3 hour long pose nude.

So grab your art supplies and head on over to Patris Studio some summer figure painting on Friday September 30

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Announcing: Peggi Kroll Roberts Figure Painting Workshop

Painting by Peggi Kroll Roberts
Peggi Kroll Roberts  
Figure Painting Workshop

When:  October 21-23, 2016
Where: Patris Studio and Gallery
Cost: $475 and  includes all model fees
Registration: contact Patris for details

In Peggi's workshop, we will paint the figure in simple costumes, utilizing props, different poses and simple vignettes in the studio. There will be lots of demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and color/value relationships.  This workshop is great for beginning to advanced students alike, in a comfortable and easy-going atmosphere. 

"We will cover a lot of canvas-burning mileage by painting smaller sizes. I believe that more is learned through many small starts than laboring over a large canvas."​
                                                               -Peggi Kroll Roberts

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Painting by Peggi Kroll Roberts

Monday, May 2, 2016

Announcing: 3-day Portrait Painting Workshop with Ignat Ignatov

Portrait Painting From Life
3-day Oil Painting Workshop
With master artist Ignat Ignatov

portrait by Ignat Ignatov


September 23-25, 2016
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$400 + $35 model fee

In this workshop we’ll practice painting portraits from a model, using the wet-into-wet direct approach also known as alla prima. Ignat’s workshop will focus on a  step-by-step  painting method from start to finish and provides valuable lessons for artists of all levels.

Register today by emailing 
Patris @
for more info and registration details. 

portrait by Ignat Ignatov

Sunday, April 10, 2016

In Memory of Terre Johnson--long live his Legacy

To the man who was my neighbor, my friend, my landlord, my art patron, my community comrade and business leader, our Oak Park advocate and executive director - and so much more - Terre Johnson will always be remembered for the life he lived and the lives he touched. What a legacy to leave and what a life to celebrate. I will always remember you always Terre Johnson and be forever grateful to you.

My heart longed to set up my studio in Oak Park and this beautiful building belonging to Terre and Michael was the perfect place. In 2012, they gave me the keys and we began to prepare the place to become the Patris Studio and Art Gallery.

On a hot 2nd Saturday in July of 2012, we held the grand opening of  Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park with a huge celebration and open house. 

At the gallery, there are many special events as well as all of the day to day art happenings.  One special event that Terre organized brought us Mayor Kevin Johnson, Jay Schenirer, and a very important VIP from Washington DC. 

So it's with most grateful heart and thankfulness that I will always remember Terre Johnson for giving me an opportunity to make my dream come true--to create a thriving, vibrant art center here in Oak Park and have a studio where I can continue to grow, learn, and develop my art skills.
Thank you Terre Johnson and Michael Luna. 

"Outside the Studio Door" oil on canvas by Patris

Monday, April 4, 2016

Figure Drawing Seminar with Salvator Victor April 23--registration open now!

Contact Salvatore Victor to register for this high impact figure drawing seminar.  His seminars are always highly motivational, skill building exercises for artists of all levels.  Come check it out!

Monday, March 28, 2016

A very successful and inspiring workshop with Qiang Huang

Here we see Qiang carefully observing his subject matter

We were so very honored to have this highly sought-after artist and teacher come to Patris Studio for a 3 -day still life painting workshop.

Thanks everyone for attending this workshop.  And a super big thanks to our teacher and friend, Qiang Huang! It was a great 3 days of learning, growing, meeting new artist friends and enjoying artistic camaraderie at Patris Studio and Gallery. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Qiang Huang Still Life Painting Workshop Day 1

We are so very fortunate and honored to have Qiang Huang teaching here at Patris Studio for a 3-day Still life painting workshop.  He is an amazing and highly accomplished artist and a fabulous teacher.  We began the workshop today with a demo from Qiang Huang.
Qiang Huang has a very systematic approach that he breaks down into basically 5 phases.

We were all captivated by his use of color, value and edges to create this amazing painting.

So much to learn, so much to practice.  Thank  you Qiang Huang for the inspiration to continue onward!