Friday, August 1, 2014

Portrait Drawing Workshop: Construction and Design of the Human Head

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click here to download recommended supply list
Open to all levels—  beginner to advanced
Taught by Thomas Starnes
Saturday August 23, 2014
10 am – 3 pm
@ Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817
$65 (includes model fee)

Topics will include P1013005
· Copying -vs.- Understanding
(Seeing and Knowing)
· Surface Rendering -vs.- Underlying Construction
· Construction and Design of the Human Head and Features
· Proportions, Angles and Alignments
· Seeing the "Abstraction" and
"Planes of the head" on a real model
· construction of features
· refining the portrait

· and much more!!!!
Contact Patris to register for this exciting one day workshop and take your portrait drawing skills to the next level

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Abigail Van Cannon Speed Studies Painting Class Begins August 14

90 minute study by Abigail Van Cannon
Speed Studies Painting Class
6 Week Painting Class - $180 - Reserve your spot today.
Dates: Thursday’s August 14,21,28      Sept. 11,18, 25
Time: 10-2pm @ Patris Studios and Gallery
Instructor: Abigail VanCannon

Speed Studies is a fast paced, energetic, approach to painting.
Having applied this approach in teaching, VanCannon found that
it not only helps build confidence and speed, but takes students to a new level. Practice makes perfect and brush mileage will quickly improve ones skill. When forced to do speed studies one learns to make quick decisions that eventually become instinctual. Not only will students learn from new topics each week, but also from group discussion and side-by-side instruction. Demos will also be given throughout the course.
Course Outline
August 14 Intro to Speed Studies – Overview
August 21 Design and  Format
August     28 Color Lessons
August 11 Learn Your Tools/Brushwork
Sept. 18 Studies for Finished paintings
Sept, 25 Exploring various subjects

Instructor Abigail VanCannon, MFA graduate from the Academy of Art University, uses her classical
training to teach students the techniques of oil painting.  Her work hangs nationally in solo and group shows as well as collector’s homes. VanCannon was named on of SouthWest Art Magazine’s “21 Under 31”  spotlight for 2012 and was chosen in Art Business News Magazine’s “30 Under 30” feature 2013.
See her work at

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Announcing Michael Siegel Portrait Painting Workshop Sept.26 - 28 in Sacramento!

Join us for a fantastic weekend of painting with internationally known artist Michael Siegel this fall.  In the tradition of Rembrandt and the Flemish Masters, Michael Siegel will offer 3 days packed with instruction, learning, and artistic growth.  Sign up now with Patris to guarantee your spot to study with this highly acclaimed artist and gifted teacher. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Workshop: "Painting Fast and Loose on the Urban Corner" with David Peterson

"Painting Fast and Loose on the Urban Corner"
An Outdoor Watercolor Workshop with David Peterson

When:  Saturday August 30, 2014
Fee:  $45
Time: 9 am -1 pm
Location:  Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park, Sacramento

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Students of all levels will come to this workshop prepared to paint outdoors.  The point of the class is to practice painting fast and loose from life!  David will show participants how everyday urban subjects viewed from a street corner can become images for lively and fresh paintings.  A live model in a bistro setting will be provided.  Indoor painting area available.

Send fee payable to:
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento CA 95817

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Announcing: Elio Camacho Summer Schedule for Still Life Painting Classes

Elio Camacho Still Life Painting Classes
 for July and August
6 week summer session
Tuesdays 11 am - 3 pm$270 for 6-week session
$45 per session

  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5  NO CLASS
  • August 12
  • August 19
Let's get painting!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer POP UP classes with Elio Camacho, Randy Blasquez, and Abigail Van Cannon

Stay tuned for the Summer POP UP Classes with 
Eio Camacho and Randy Blasquez and 
Abigail Van Cannon. 
Tuesday Summer Pop Up Class with Randy Blasquez.  It was a pleasure to welcome Randy back to the studio for a summer POP UP class focusing on landscape painting from photo references.

Elio Camacho will be offering different POP UP classes this summer as well.  Dates for his POP UP classes  posted on the blog schedule.   July 15, 22, 29, Aug 12 and Aug 19
Abigail Van Cannon will offer a POP UP Class on Thursday July 17 focusing on quick studies.  Her regular classes resume in August. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Call to Artists: Student/Instructor Artistic Excellence Show 2014

Patris Studio and Gallery invites you to enter our first annual art
exhibition featuring students and instructors from Patris Studio.
Promoting outstanding work and artistic excellence.

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Categories:Figure, Landscape/Cityscape, Still Life
Selections will be made for 2-dimensional artwork only. Oil, acrylic,
watercolor, pastel, and mixed media will be accepted. No photography. No
prints or giclees. Work must be framed and ready to hang.

2014 Jurors:Patris Miller – Gallery Owner, Curator, Instructor and Artist
Abigail VanCannon – MFA Academy of Art, Curator, Instructor and Artist
Scott Martin – 25 years teaching experience, National and International Artist,
Important Dates:
May 20 – art selection for promotional material (email photos to - Work will be used for website, fliers, postcards, and more.June 16 – Drop off artwork for selection process. (Patris Studios 12:30-5:30pm)
June 17 or 18 – Pick up Artwork, accepted pieces notified, frame accepted work
July 20 – Hanging Party (potluck 6-8pm) Bring selected work and help hang the
show. All participants please plan to attend.
July 24 – Opening Reception (7-9pm) Special Reception with wine and small bites.
Invite friends, collectors, family.
July 26 – 2nd Saturday (6-10pm)
August 9 - 2nd Saturday (6-10pm)
September 13 – 2nd Saturday (6-10pm)
September 22 – Pick Up Artwork from Patris Studios

Conditions And Rules:
- Participants must be current students or instructors at Patris Studio
or attended classes/workshops within the last 6 months.
- Works must be original and created within the last 2 years.
- While the utmost care will be taken while handling artwork, neither
Patris Studio and Gallery or its representatives will be held
responsible for damages or loss of any cause.

$25 must be submitted in US dollars and is non
refundable. (Cash, check or credit card will be accepted. Payment due
June 16)
- Artists may not withdraw artwork from the show once it has been uried in, or remove work before the show is complete.
- 40-60% commission on sales will be split between Gallery and Artist.
- By participating in the show you are allowing the gallery to use the
work in marketing and advertisement avenues to promote the show.
- Artwork must be framed and ready to hang by July 20
- Gallery reserves the right to 20% commission for any sales up to 2
months after shows conclusion, if collector is in direct result to
connection made through Patris Gallery and show.
- Payment will be made to the artist within 30 days of the sale.

Selection Process:Students are encouraged to submit their best work that has been completed
in the last 2 years. This work does not have to be in direct relationship to any
particular class, but must fit into the categories. Work will be selected from a
life jury process. Please drop original work off on June 16 and plan to pick up
June 17 or 18.

Work does not have to be framed for selection process, but
must be dry and have hanging wire on the back of work. Selected work will
be notified at time of pick up. Please bubble wrap selections and mark bubble
wrap and back of work with your: name, title, and medium.

Help Us Promote The Show:
- List the show on your website, Facebook, and any social networking.
- List the show on any handouts and flyers.
- Pass out postcards to potential collectors.
- Include the show in any press releases.
- Send out press release furnished by Patris Gallery
- Tell your friends, family, colleagues about acquiring great artwork and
donating to a great cause all at the same time.