Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We've got Paint and Sip events this Friday (RESCHEDULED) and Sunday!

Adult Paint and Sip Friday March 14----THIS PAINT AND SIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 4. 

Get your artistic juices flowing this Friday for our "Koi Fun" Paint and Sip for adults this Friday March 14 from 7 pm - 9 pm.  RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 4.

Buy your tickets on line at http://paintandsip.blogspot.com/p/tickets.html
No experience needed--get your tickets on line, follow along with our professional Paint and Sip Instructor, and experience the process of creating art like never before.  Go to our website and Click and Print. Come to our spacious studio gallery and Paint and Sip.  

Kids Paint and Sip Sunday March 16
Purchase  tickets for the Kids Paint and Sip here on our blog at 
click here to purchase Kids Paint and Sip  tickets
Calling all kids (and they can bring their parents too)-- to paint  Koi fish masterpieces.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Second Saturday March 8--come for the art, stay for the AIM (art intersects music) party!

Long pose session with live model from 3 pm - 6 pm.  Donation-based model fee.  Come draw, paint, sculpt, or simply observe our artists in action.  All ages welcome.  Make Art! Be Art!

Our exhibit includes some of the top artists in the area including Randy Blasquez, Victoria Brooks, Patris, Paul Boehmke, Sam Liberman, David Peterson, Phyllis Kress, Trude Zmoeling, Abigail VanCannon, Bobbie Powell, Karen Fulk and many others.  Buy art!

At 6 pm, our very own Poet in Residence, Mr. M, shares his written words about the model scene he interpreted from long pose session held earlier.
Enjoy live music by talented local musicians including John Gruber, James Israel, and other musician friends.  Our 2nd Saturday Art Intersects Music (AIM) party is a great place to unwind, meet friends, take in some great artwork, and enjoy a local music vibe.  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Another great workshop: Phillipe Gandiol Intro to Plein Air

So--the weather was inclement, but artists still learned how to set up their equipment, organize their palettes, and edit their subject matter for outdoor painting. 

When painting en plein air, there's alot to consider.  Phillipe helped each student with  different aspects of painting that are applicable to both indoor and outdoor painting. 

A fabulous teacher with a keen eye for individualized instruction, Phillipe shows his student a way to express the idea she is trying to achieve.  It was a wonderful two days of painting, in spite of the rain and even though we never made it outside due to the inclement weather, everyone left the workshop with ideas and approaches they could take with them when they do go outside to work en plein air.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Announcing: Kids Drawing Class for 9–12 year olds

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Ages: recommended for 9 – 12 year olds

When: Wednesdays 4 pm – 4:55 pm

Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery

3460 2nd Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95817

Cost: Purchase either a 3- week session block or a 4-week session block per month.

  • · 3-Week Sessions are $30 per month
  • · 4-Week Sessions are $40 per month
  • · Please note that there are no refunds for missed sessions during the month. Classes are purchased on a per month basis.

Materials: Kids should bring a sketch book, but we will also use other materials which will be provided at no extra charge.

Parents are welcome to remain quietly in the gallery or return after class.

For more information, please contact Patris at (916) 397-8958

or email Patris at


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fabulous "Brushwork and Sauce" Workshop with Randy Blasquez this weekend

The Patris Studio once again was alive with creativity and learning this weekend as Randy Blasquez showed participants different techniques and ideas for the Brushwork and Wash Method.
Students from near and far came to the studio to learn about brushwork and the secret "sauce" used for the wash method.
Lots of individual attention, creative camaraderie amongst each other, and a great group of artists learning, practicing and growing together.

Thank you Randy for the fabulous weekend workshop.  We look forward to the next workshop here at the studio in the near future.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Announcing: Capital City Plein Air Workshop + Bonus Week with Elio Camacho

  • May 26- May 30  Painting on location at various locations throughout Sacramento. 
  • June 2 - 6  Bonus of week of just plein air painting with Elio and artist friends while we cover the valley in paint.
  •  Workshop cost: $550 (including bonus week of painting)

The workshop will be held during the first week and you will experience the things that students have grown to expect.   Demos, Demos and enough information that will push you beyond your expectations.

The rest is simply fun and if you can stay for an extra week of just painting together-- great!

 Some of the things we will cover are:

  • Time management and capturing the moment
  • Forget formulas and learn to see nature as paint.
  • Color temperature
  • Harmony
Each day will end with a group critique.
Two ways to register for the 5-Day Elio Camacho Plein Air Workshop
2. Sign up with Patris 
Happy Plein Air Painting!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Very Fun Valentines Paint and Sip

Rachel Cate leads the group through a step by step process during our Paint and Sip. 

Everyone enjoyed themselves and discovered they had a little bit of an inner artist as their paintings of Starry, Starry Night began to emerge. 

A little paint, a few brushes, lots of laughter, smiles makes a fun time for all.
The thing I love most about our Paint and Sip events is that we are helping put art making back into the hands of people who for whatever reason thought that only certain gifted genius kind of people could pick up a brush and create something.  We all have the ability to create and sometimes it just takes a fun event like Paint and Sip to get people to try their hand at some art.