Thursday, December 21, 2017

POP UP: 3 hour Nude Long pose 1/7/18

New! Once-a-month 3 hour nude long pose sessions for 2018! 

3 hour Nude Long Pose
POP UP Session
cost:   $12 
Date:  Sunday January 7, 2018
Time:  1:30 pm -  4:30 pm

New!  Once-a-month 3 hour nude long pose schedule:
  • Sunday January 7
  • Sunday February 4
  • Sunday March 4
  • Sunday April 15
  • Sunday May 6
1:30 - 4:30 
$12 per session

(following the Sunday morning figure drawing session.)

(This once-a month Pop Up session follows the morning short pose session from 10 am to 1 pm
Stay for both sessions for just $22)

Odorless materials only please.  Easels provided or bring your own favorite set up.

For questions, contact Patris at artist_patris@yahoo or call
nine one six 397-8958.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Intro to Color Pencil Workshop

FROM 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

4 Hour Long Pose Dec. 3, 2017

Join us for a 4 hour nude long pose on Sunday afternoon Dec. 3, 2017 at Patris Studio.  Let's paint!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Figure Drawing/Painting Open Studios Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule
Open Studio Figure Drawing Sessions
No Figure Drawing Sessions on the Following Days: 

No Session 
 Oct. 31
6:30 pm – 9 pm                     
Happy Halloween! 


No Sessions

Tuesday November 21
6:30 pm- 9 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!

No Sessions  
Christmas/New Year

  • ·        Tuesday Evening December 19
  • ·        Monday December 25 Merry Christmas!
  • ·        Tuesday December 26 Happy Holidays!
  • ·        Monday January 1, 2018 Happy New Year!
  • ·        Tuesday January 2,  2018 Happy New Year!

Join us  in 2018 for some awesome Figure Drawing and Painting  Sessions 
@ Patris Studio

Don’t’ miss out!!! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Paint and Sip Lily Pond

Book you Paint and Sip event for work, family gatherings, birthday parties, staff meetings, special events! Here's some photos from our recent Paint and Sip event held offsite.  We offer customized Paint and Sip events and private parties for a variety of occasions.  Contact Patris today and schedule your own Paint and Sip event here in our beautiful spacious studio or off site.  

Let's get artsy!

Here's a great shot of our latest super fun Paint and Sip staff development day at my friend Brenda's Montessori School in Sacramento.

For this Paint and Sip event, we featured wonderful coffee drinks, muffins, and healthy energy snacks. 

No experience needed!  Just pick up your paint brush and follow along!

Announcing Qiang Huang Still Life Painting Workshop January 2018

Registration is now open 
for the Still Life Painting Workshop 
with nationally renowned artist and teacher Qiang Huang 
Beautiful paintings by Qiang Huang

January 19 - 21, 2018
at Patris Studio and Gallery in Sacramento, CA

Workshop participants observe an amazing demo painted by Qiang 
Click here to download workshop flier
This workshop will be Qiang Huang's only Northern California workshop next year, so come join us and treat your artist self to a fabulous 3 days of art, learning, and painting.

Qiang is an extremely popular teacher and highly accomplished artist who has the ability to connect with each of his students in a personal way.

Qiang will be demonstrating his process, sharing his knowledge and experience, and helping workshop participants continue developing their  oil painting skills.

Contact Patris for registration details at

Qiang is a highly accomplished artist and a fabulous teacher who can  articulate his painting approach and process to his students

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Upcoming 2018 Master Artist Workshops - save the dates!

Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2ndAvenue, Sacramento, CA 95817 (916) 397-8958 

Workshops and Special Classes  
Contact PATRIS at 
for questions or more info.  

Please click here to read our Registration and  Cancellation policy for workshops
still life by Qiang Huang

2018 Master Artist Workshops Save the Dates!  More info TBA

January 19 - 21, 2018    Qiang Huang Still Life Workshop
click here to download flier

February 23 - 25, 2018   Suchitra Bholse Figurative and Portrait Workshop
to sign up for Suchitra Bholse's workshop, please click here

April 6 - 8, 2018 Craig Nelson Quick Studies in Oil and Acrylic Workshop
more info tba   SAVE THE  DATE

2017 Art Workshops and Special Classes

Beginner Drawing mini-workshops with Patris
November 18, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30 per workshop and includes all materials
November 18, 2017: "Six easy ways to make  three-dimensional drawings and give the illusion of depth and space"

Watercolor Workshop With Teresa Steinbach
Friday, Nov. 17 and Dec 1 and 8
(Bring your own brushes if you want)

December Saturday Color Pencil Intensive One Day Workshop 
(new and returning students ok)
Saturday, December 2
10:00 am - 2:30 pm  (includes lunch break)
This workshop will focus on working with color pencil techniques, warm/cool color relationships, and color pencil application.  All materials provided

3 Week Beginning Portrait Classes
Monday Evenings October 16, 23, 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$80 for all 3 classes or $35 per session
includes materials and fees

In this beginning level course, we will explore basic proportional ideas, head lay-ins,  facial feature development as well as other topics pertaining to portrait drawing.  We'll work from a variety of source materials including a live model in the 3rd class session.
Please note: no refunds issued for non-attendance, but tuition may be applied to other classes with Patris in a 6 month period from start date of first portrait class.

Past 2017 Workshops

Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait workshop

August 25 - 27, 2017
click here to download flier
Study with Modern Master Michael Siegel for a fabulous 3 days of learning and painting.  Michael studied privately under David Leffel and Sheri McGraw and brings a wonderful teaching style to the workshop experience.

Paint from a model, a still life set up or both!

Elio Camacho:  "Color Intensive Workshop"  
click here to download flier  February 6 - 10, 2017
  9 am - 5 pm

Derek Penix:  "Fresh and Powerful Painting from photos" 
Painting by Derek Penix
March 3 - 5, 2017
10 am - 5 pm
click here to download fliers and workshop description

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Breaking News: Suchitra Bhosle Portrait and Figure Painting Workshop

It is with great honor to announce a portrait and figure painting workshop with internationally known master artist Suchitra Bhosle scheduled for February 23 - 25, 2018 at Patris Studio and Gallery.

Painting by Suchitra Bhosle
Save the dates now! Space is limited and this workshop will fill up fast!! 

To register and reserve space in this workshop, please sign up and send in tuition at

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fabulous Michael Siegel Portrait and Still Life Workshop

Michael began the workshop with a short demo, explaining each step of his process, thoughts, and ideas that go into creating a portrait study.  He is a fabulous teacher and it's mesmerizing to watch him paint and articulate his thoughts so clearly. 

Everyone had the opportunity to learn so much from Michael's wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience.  

Victoria and Marilyn did some fabulous work and really applied what they had learned from Michael.  Of course we had a wonderful model who was a real trooper over the long 2 days of posing for us!!

Victoria did a beautiful portrait of the model!

 It's such a treat to devote a solid 3 days to painting and learning - with our busy schedules and all.  Juggling painting time with all of the other demands of an artist's schedule is an ever present reality, so this workshop was a wonderful way to immerse our artist selves!

Everyone did some amazing work this weekend. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Michael Siegel Portrait and Still Life Workshop Aug. 25 - 27, 2017

πŸ”ΊRegister today.  
 Contact Patris to get in on this workshop before it's too late!!πŸ”Ί

Michael doing his demo and explaining each stage of the painting's development.  A fabulous teacher, amazing artist and he will be here with us in a few weeks.  Jump in!

In this workshop, artists can choose to work from a live model, a still life set up or both!

And as an extra bonus for all the workshop participants, we will be serving our very own Studio brand of coffee--the Rembrandt special dark.
 Register today and immerse yourself in a high quality art education and experience!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

3 week Intro to Color Pencil Drawing and Techniques

Intro to Color Pencil Drawing and Techniques
3 Thursdays
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
August 17, 24, and 31
Patris Studio
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817

In this 3-week class we will explore some basic colored pencil techniques that will have you creating fabulous colored pencil art in no time!
Chances are, you probably used colored pencils when you were a kid, so you already have some degree of familiarity with them. But there is a big difference between just coloring with these pencils and exploring their full potential as an artist tool!  Join us and rediscover this fun and versatile medium!
All materials provided.  
$75 for all 3 classes- (paid at first session)
or $30 per session
for more info, please contact Patris at 916 397-8958
or email

Sorry no refunds will be issued, but tuition may be applied to other classes held at the studio within a 6 month period from date of first color pencil class session. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017



watercolor by Teresa Steinbach Garcia
10 am to 12 pm
 2 WEEKS only 
correct dated dates:
Friday, August 11  
and August 18th

click here to download flier


  • This 2-session workshop is designed for those with watercolor knowledge of techniques and are eager to move to the next level.
  •  Intricate Drawing with Glazes
  • AUGUST 11th and 18th 
  • PLAN to attend BOTH!
 $60 for both classes and ALL the materials are included. Individual classes are $35 per class

 To register: contact Patris or  call  Teresa for information (see flier for more info)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Peanut, the Art Dog, safely returns to Patris Studio

Peanut, the Studio Art Dog, 
went missing June 9.

I thought she had come into the studio with me and realized about an hour later that she was not in her bed.. 

Thus began my frantic search. 

Facebook posts, neighborhood email, Rob Steward, from Rob the Road sharing with his network,, Instagram, Oak Park Neighborhood Facebook, Craigslist, Finding Rover app and other lost pet apps, fliers posted in all sorts of places, visits to the animal shelters, searching and searching,  prayers from people all over the world....

Peanut's portrait by Thomas Starnes,
friend and artist extraordinare.
For 10 days straight, morning, noon and night, I searched high and low.


So many wonderful people called or emailed or texted with pictures of lost dogs they thought might be Peanut. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of support and encouragement through this frantic and difficult time.

On June 19, I painted a huge billboard and several huge lawn signs with all the info and a "$300 Reward. "  I placed them in strategic, high-traffic places near my studio until late last night.  

That same night a wonderful neighbor came knocking on my studio door and said he thought Peanut was up by Broadway and 35th Street.  I dashed up to the corner, hoping it was Peanut.
I wondered if I'd ever see this 2 pound
 molecule of pure cuteness ever again

Cowering in the street was a distraught little chihuahua similar to my baby - terrified, lost... 
and not Peanut.  

The little dog would not let anyone get close. A neighbor called Animal Services. They only come out for dead or injured animals.   

I slowly made friends with the little dog and she let me pick her up.  I took her back to my studio so the poor thing would not get hit by a car.  My heart ached for this lost dog. 

Outside the studio door, dog in hand, I kept thinking
"I sure hope someone did this for my little Peanut.
Now I had a stray dog to take home.

Suddenly a car came zooming up and 2 young guys jumped out, thanking me for finding their dog.  
Okay, please good Karma come my way!  

The morning of June 20,  I got a call from some guy asking if I had a lost dog and was there a reward.  Someone had seen the billboards or fliers or something out there.

 A minute later I got a text from a lady with a blurry image of a dog and asking if this was my dog. She said she got Peanut from a Mexican lady and her 2 sons at a Walmart parking lot way up north of Sacramento and gave me her address to come get Peanut and bring the reward. We jumped in the car and drove way up to Del Paso Heights-- several miles north of  Oak Park where Peanut went missing.

The lady gave us Peanut. We gave her the money. And Peanut is back with her family where she belongs.

Lessons I've learned through this ordeal:

  • God can work miracles. 
  • Prayer is powerful.
  • There are many good and caring people in the world when you are going through hard times
  •  Keep asking "What else can I do?" and pray for inspired ideas.  Don't give up as long as there are ideas and options to consider. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Breaking News! Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait Workshop Aug 25 - 27

Late Breaking News....
Announcing Still Life and Portrait Workshop with modern master Michael Siegel.

During the golden age of painting from the 1600s-1900s, painting took on a sculptural approach, where brushstrokes reigned supreme in carving out form and texture. This workshop will focus on a sculptural approach to painting, as well as the “chiaroscuro” approach of the old masters, which used strong light and rich shadow to create intense and dramatic paintings. The instructor will conduct demonstrations to illustrate methods and materials, and the class will cover subject such as:  light vs. shadow, painting as a sculptural language of brushstrokes, designing powerful compositions using lighting, value, color, edges, and paint quality, and finally the use of oil painting mediums and varnishes. All levels are welcome, from beginner to professional.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Urban Plein Air, no host lunch, and optional critique session

Urban Plein Air, lunch and critique session 
hosted by Patris Studio and Gallery

Friday June 23
9 am - 2 pm

Join us for an urban plein air painting excursion around the Patris Studio, enjoy a no host lunch at a nearby restaurant, and then head back to the studio for an afternoon critique session and constructive conversation about the successes and  challenges of painting the urban landscape.
Contact Patris to register. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Announcing: Summer Art Classes @ Patris Studio

June Painting and Drawing Opportunities 
@ Patris Studio

Summer Painting Classes:

From Start To Finish

oil painting by Abigail VanCannon
Abigail VanCannon will be here in the studio for a June class series on Thursdays from 10 am - 1 pm. called from "Start to Finish."

Thursdays June 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am - 1 pm
$30 per class

Please RSVP and pay in advance for each class session in order to ensure 5 students minimum for class to be held.

Tuition may be sent to Abigail via Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Ave, Sac CA 95817

 click here to download flier

Continuing Beginner's Watercolor Class with Teresa Steinbach
Fridays in June
June 9, 16, 23, and 30
10 am to noon
$120 for 4 classes and includes materials
individual classes may be purchased as well.

Intro to Urban Plein Air Class
Patris will teach a beginning level class on the basics of urban plein air painting for artists interested in working on location in an urban setting.

Don't have the supplies or equipment?  No Problem!!! Materials, equipment and supplies provided!
Friday June 2
9:30 am - 1 pm
$40 per person  ($35 if you bring all your own supplies and equipment)

Scott Martin Abstract Figure Oil Painting Classes
10 - 1 pm

Using various techniques and methods, students will explore ways to interpret the human figure in a fresh, bold, and exciting way. 

Urban Plein Air, lunch and critique session hosted by Patris Studio and Gallery

Friday June 23
9 am - 2 pm
Join us for an urban plein air painting excursion around the Patris Studio, enjoy a no host lunch at a nearby restaurant, and then head back to the studio for an afternoon critique session and constructive conversation about the successes and  challenges of painting the urban landscape.
Contact Patris to register. 

Drawing Fundamentals Mini Workshop with Patris
"The Laws of Light"
July 8, 2017
10 am - 1 pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fabulous workshop with Craig Nelson!

It was an honor to have highly acclaimed artist, author and teacher come to Patris Studio and teach a Quick Studies Workshop this April 2017.  Artists from near and far flocked to our bustling studio for the opportunity to study and learn from this modern master. 

Utilizing live models, still life set ups, and beautiful landscape photos, we painted  and painted and painted.  At the end of the day, we were tired but completely energized! 

Here's a quick studies demo by Craig, showing how he interprets the photo with lively brush work and impasto paint.  Just watching him paint is amazing!  We were all inspired to take on the challenges of the painting process after watching Craig's demo.

A very good workshop indeed.  We are hoping he will find time in his busy schedule to come back to Patris Studio again!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Join us! Painting Class Thursday March 23, 2017

Painting Class this Thursday with Kris Bybee filling in as our guest artist instructor while Abigail VanCannon is on maternity leave.  Bring your art supplies, a favorite photo, a work in progress or work from a still life provided by the studio.  
painting by Kris Bybee

Class time is 10 am to 2 pm
lunch break around noon
class fee: $35

Get inspired. Get rewired. Kris Bybee is a well known and popular instructor from the Sacramento area and a highly accomplished artist who has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with her students. 

Her resume includes:

 • Fine artist, exhibiting regionally since 1992
  •  Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Calif. Art instructor, 2011-present 
 • Art instructor, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, (2000-2013) 
• Part-time instructor, California State University, Sacramento (1998, 2004) 
• Business owner, The Visual Studio, fine arts and graphic design (1995-present) 

Let's paint!