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