Monday, June 22, 2020

In Studio Art Classes this Summer--limited enrollment

Weekend In-Studio Art Classes: 

Intro to Oil/Acrylic Painting Classes with Patris

Limited to 6 students per class session 

We will use social distancing in our spacious studio and each person should bring their own mask to wear. as well as extra hand sanitizer if desired. 

Saturday Dec. 5
Saturday Dec. 12

Saturday January 16 and 23, 2021

 1 - 4 pm
$40 per class session and includes all materials to use or bring your own personal materials if desired.

Tuition payable at time of class

To register, contact Patris at

These beginning level painting classes will introduce students to the painting process, palette set up,
handling brushes, and many other aspects associated with the painting process.   By breaking 
down the process into different steps, participants can gain a new understanding of painting skills and approaches.  Each session is a self contained lesson and includes instructor demos, individualized instruction and guided practice.

All materials provided or if you have  materials you want to explore and experiment with,
please bring them to class with you.

Classes are individually taiored to each student.
Students can choose to work on: 
  • basic skill building exercises to gain proficiency in oils or acrylic paint
  • work from direct observation with a simple still life set up
  • bring in a photo that they would like to paint
  • bring in a painting that they would like help with to finish
Tuition can be sent through 
  • Venmo at Patris-Miller
  • paypal at
  • or send check to Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Ave, Sac CA 95817

Thursday, June 4, 2020

3 week On Line Portrait Drawing Classes

On Line 3 Week Beginning
Portrait Drawing Class Series
If you’ve tried your hand at portrait drawing, you already know it can be difficult to get the results you want.  It can seem overwhelming and can leave you wondering where to even begin.

Successful portrait drawing is a skill that is learned, practiced, and honed.  With knowledge, practice, and guidance we can learn how to develop portrait drawing skills that lead to more satisfactory results.

In these Beginning level 3-part classes, we will take a closer look at helpful proportional guidelines for establishing realistic portraiture, facial features and characteristics, and creating portrait drawings from photo ((or live model) references using the skills and ideas introduced in each series.

Course content includes

  • Live class sessions in the Patris Studio ZoomRoom with recorded sessions sent to your email for viewing at your own convenience.  Can't make live class session?  No problem! View the recorded class session at your own pace!

  • Support materials and photo references

  • Easy to follow guidelines and helpful tips

  • Instructor feedback at any point during or after each lesson.

Live class sessions are held Wednesday Afternoons
1:30 pm – 3 pm

Class recordings will be sent following live class sessions. 

Enrolled students have the option to  email, text, or confer in person their works in progress or finished assignemts  for any feedback, clarifications or guidance on their work.

Cost: $60 per series

Payment acceptable through:
Venmo at Patris-Miller
or check made payable to Patris and sent to 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817


Frontal Face View

Three quarter Face  

Using Light and Shadow on the portrait

July 8, 15, 22

Dynamic Portrait poses 
August 12, 19, 26  (new dates)

Working on Toned Paper
September 2, 9, and 16
suggested materials include toned paper, and white charcoal pencil