Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Announcing Peggi Kroll Roberts "Painting the Costumed Figure" in any medium

Peggi Kroll Roberts

“Painting the Costumed Figure” 
 January 11 and 12, 2020

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Patris Studio and Gallery

Cost: $375 and includes all model fees

In Peggi's workshop, we will paint the clothed figure, 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. All mediums are acceptable for this workshop.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Space Available in the Oliver Sin Portrait Drawing workshop Oct. 19 and 20

 Sign up today for this exciting workshop with award winning artist, teacher, and author Oliver Sin and take your portrait drawing skills to new levels.

See below for registration

Monday Night Figure Drawing class starts Oct. 7

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sarah Sedwick "Zorn Portrait Workshop"

After using only Cad Red, Yellow Ochre, Black, and White to make our color wheels, we watched Sarah Sarah Sedwick start her portrait painting process on the first day of the workshop.
With a new model on Day 2, Sarah showed her block in process using the Zorn palette of 3 colors plus white. 

During the morning, Sarah demonstrated her process using the Zorn palette. We then followed suit to get our block ins done before lunch. 

After a full day of instruction, color mixing, and painting we prepared for the end of day critique

Sarah's critique's are always helpful, informative, constructive and precise.  A great workshop for artists of all levels to learn, practice, and grow in their artistic development. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Breaking News! Oliver Sin Portrait Drawing Workshop

Oliver Sin Portrait Drawing Workshop

When: Saturday October 19 and
Sunday October 20, 2019

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

Time:  10 am - 5 pm (hour lunch)

Tuition: $395 and includes all model fees

This 2 day workshop will help you make competent drawings of portraits.  Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this class will further your skills.  Step by step demonstrations by artist/instructor Oliver Sin will help you look closely and understand structures of the face.  You will draw from live models each day and learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture with different dry media.

All levels welcome!   Sign up now for this exciting workshop with Oliver Sin, award-winning artist with the Portrait Society of America and author of "Drawing the Head for Artists."  Click the link here to order your personal copy
With over 180,000 followers on Instagram, Oliver's portrait drawings have a commanding presence across the world. Don't miss the opportunity to study with this modern master and take your portrait drawing skills to the next level. 

Since Oliver has always been deeply inspired by a 20th Century master artist, Nicolai Fechin, Oliver employs his influence in creating sensitive, emotional and dramatic portraits in vine charcoal. To capture the insight and warmth of each subject, then transfer it from life to drawing paper is Oliver’s motivation.  To leave behind an essence of personality on drawing paper, along with intense personal feelings, is Oliver’s attempt to reveal his approach towards art and life. 

    Bio: Oliver Sin is an alumnus from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, with a BFA in Illustration. Right after he graduated in 1996, he started his art career as a computer game concept artist in LucasArts. Since 2001 until now, Oliver has returned to his own school to be an art professor for the School of Fine Arts and 2D Animation. Oliver has been so drawn to art even as a little boy, he once recalled that he has started drawing at the age of 3. Somehow, portraiture just seem to be his favorite form of expression which he constantly practice, not only as an art professor, but as a favorite hobby as well. 

    Since 2011, Oliver has been lucky enough to come across a few distinguished contemporary artists as his mentors, ZhaoMing Wu, Henry Yan and Chung-Wei Chien. Their tireless guidance has urged him to put greater efforts in capturing fleeting human expressions and paying more attention to precise composition in figurative portraits.  Oliver’s first art book, “Drawing the Head for Artists” is scheduled for publication by Rockport publisher on August 6th in summer 2019.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    Portrait Painting with the Zorn Palette

     Portrait Painting 
    with the Zorn Palette 
    with Sarah Sedwick
     (3-day workshop)

    Friday - Sunday September 6-8, 2019

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

     At Patris Studio 3460 2nd Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

     *** Join Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick for this fun and focused three-day workshop, painting the portrait from life. We’ll use the famous Zorn palette - three colors plus white - to create beautiful, naturalistic skin tones.

     There are many benefits to using a limited palette, and the technique can be applied to any kind of painting you want to do - landscape, still life - even abstract! 

    The alla prima painting style, in which a work is begun and finished in one or two sittings, while the paint is still wet, is lots of fun and perfect for exploring the portrait in oils.

    A combination of demonstrations, short exercises, and longer-duration paintings will familiarize you with Sarah’s approach to the portrait. Instruction will be in oils, but acrylics are also welcome. Beginning to advanced artists. Ages 15+.

    3- Day Workshop Fee: $450 (includes all model fees)
    $200 deposit holds your spot, Max 15 people

    Includes: 18 hours of instruction in a beautiful studio, a full-color handout summarizing Sarah’s approach, free samples from M. Graham and Gamblin, plus a final critique with wine and munchies at the studio. 

    To register,
    Checks made payable to Patris and sent to the studio address.

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    First Friday in Oak Park May 3


    Stop by Patris Studio and Gallery
    First Friday May 3
    5 pm - 9 pm

    Fine art exhibit, refreshments, music, and lots of happenings along the Broadway Corridor.

    Patris Studio and Gallery is
    from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    more details TBA

    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Announcing: Michael Siegel Still Life and Portait Painting Workshop

    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. 

    In this workshop, MIchael will demonstrate methods and materials, and cover subjects 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.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Awesome Landscape Painting Workshop with John Poon

    John Poon explaining good design principles/

    Block in stage of demo.  Fabulous lessons on step by step process for landscape painting.

    John is someone who can articulate and explain clearly the principles of landscape paintning.  We are lucky to have him as our teacher!

    Great demos.  Great instruction.  Great opportunity to study, learn and grow.  Thanks John Poon for teaching us this week!

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    YES! Tuesday evening Figure drawing April 2

    We will have our
     Open Studio Figure Drawing Session
    April 2, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9 pm 

    Our 5 Day landscape workshop with John Poon ends at 5 pm.

    Evening session Figure Drawing is good to go!

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Breaking News! Craig Nelson Speed Studies Workshop April 12 - 14, 2019

    Craig Nelson 
    Speed Studies Workshop in Oil or Acrylic
    Author of “60 Minutes to Better Painting”

    April 12 – 14, 2019

    Get better painting results in this speed studies workshop, using the quick study approach to stop overthinking and use proven techniques that build your painting skills.

    Craig Nelson, author of “60 Minutes to Better Painting” and highly acclaimed art instructor and director at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, will cover brushwork, color, value, composition and lighting effects, using his “quick studies” approach and techniques.   

    We will paint 2 days of figure - 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon with a different focus for each session. 

    The 3rd day we’ll create a larger painting in the morning and another painting in the afternoon from your own references (architecture, animal, figure, landscape, etc) or select from Craig’s photos. 

    Learn how to see, understand process, deal with editing, capture the essence of a subject, and learn how to get the most out of your brush and the character of mark making. 

     Students will paint a total of 12 studies. 
    Take your painting skills to the next level in this exciting workshop with internationally known artist and teacher Craig Nelson.

    Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery
    3460 2nd Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95817
    (916) 397-8958

    Time: 10 am – 5 pm

    Tuition: $425 (includes model fee)

    Registration: Contact Patris at to register and send in a $200 deposit to hold your space. Checks
    made payable to “Patris” and sent to studio address.  
    Balance due at beginning of workshop.

    Registration and Cancellation Policy:
    Please see cancellation policy at

    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Plein Air Paintings by Patris available in the Gallery

    In addition to her collection of plein air paintings, Patris has a few paintings from the Broadway Rain Series and a wide variety of artwork by local artists who work in a variety of styles and subject matter.

    Gallery is open most days and always by appointment.  Contact Patris for a personal showing of the gallery's original artwork available for purchase.