Thursday, December 11, 2014

Check out what's happening at Patris Studio and Art Gallery

"Small Works" Exhibition opening Reception
 this Saturday, 2nd Saturday
3 - 6 pm --long pose session with live model
6 pm - 11 pm: artist reception, live music, great art at affordable prices
*No Figure Drawing Session Tuesday evening Dec. 23 --Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 
(all other figure drawing/painting open studio sessions remain as scheduled.)*

4-week Figure Drawing Class with Thomas Starnes 
starts Monday January 5, 2015
Dates: Monday Evenings-- January 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

Winter Paint In  and Potluck 
Friday January 9
10 am - 1 pm
paint from a gorgeous array of still life settings or from a live model in a themed setting. 
bring a little food or beverage to share and stay for lunch and critique


Encaustic Workshop with Internationally known artist and teacher Francisco "Paco" Benitez
January 16 - 18, 2015

"Painting Like Caravaggio" Oil Painting Workshop 
with  Francisco "Paco" Benitez
January 23-25, 2015
BONUS:  Register for both the Encaustic Workshop and Caravaggio Workshop and save $50

Michael Siegel Workshop: Painting the Portrait and Still Life 
February 5-7
Study still life or portrait painting or both with master artist Michael Siegel in this workshop. 
Save the date--

ANNOUNCING: January Figure Drawing Class

Drawing by Thomas  Starnes

Figure Drawing Class:
 Construction and Design of the Human Figure
4 Mondays
January 5. 12, 19, 26
6 pm – 9 pm
@ Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

Drawing by Thomas Starnes

Figure drawing class for anyone interested in drawing the human form, this class offers an overview of the process of drawing from live models with an emphasis on the solid construction and design of the human figure. 
        Open to all levels –beginner through advanced

Topics will include:

·         Week 1: Gesture, Sight Measuring, Angles, Proportion
·         Week 2: Construction, Simplifying Anatomy
·         Week 3: Value Pattern, Light and Shadow
·         Week 4: Composition, Refinement

Thomas Starnes has over 15 years experience in film and television animation, withc screen credits including feature films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks SKG, Universal Studios, and 20th Century Fox. He currently teaches at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco as an online instructor for the Foundations and Illustration Departments.

 4-week pqck: $170 (includes model fee)
Pay-per-class: $45 (includes model fee)

 To register, please contact us at:
*   *   (916) 397-8958

Announcing: “Painting Like Caravaggio” oil painting workshop


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Oil Painting Workshop

January 23-25, 2015

Taught by Internationally Renowned Artist and Teacher Francisco “Paco” Benitez


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

January 23, 24, 25

10 am – 5 pm each day


Patris Studio and Art Gallery

3460 2nd Avenue

Sacramento ca 95817

Limited enrollment


$400 plus $35 model fee


and additional information contact: Patris

Suggested materials list sent upon registration.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Announcing: Francisco “Paco” Benitez January 2015 Workshops

  Encaustic workshop:
January 16 -  18, 2015
“Fayun Portaits and Figurative” encaustic
Encaustic techniques and methods of working with the
$400 + $40 model and supply fee
(Save $50 if you sign up for both workshops.)
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Painting Workshop
January 23-25
“Painting Like Caravaggio”
Study with internationally known artist and teacher
Paco Benitez to learn the techniques and methods of Italian painter Caravaggio
Cost: $400 + $35 model fee

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UPDATES: Figure Drawing/Painting Open Studio sessions for December

 Open Studio Sessions with live model will continue to be held on Mondays through the December holiday season.  

  • Morning figure drawing session is 9 am - noon and

 Clothed long pose session is 12:30 - 3:30 pm

  Monday Dec. 15 following the 3-hour long pose clothed session, we will be heading over to the new Oak Park Brewing Company for a holiday beverage.  Come join us!

Join us for our Tuesday evening 
figure drawing session
Dec. 30 to close out 2014!

Abigail VanCannon Figure Painting Class begins December 4!

Join us for another great class with Abigail VanCannon focusing on figure painting.  Sign up with Abigail at
Classes start Thursday December 4 and are scheduled as follows:

  • December 11, 18 
  •  Jan.  15, 22, 29 
  •  February 5, 12, 19 26

Class time: 10am - 2pm
$35 per class or buy the bulk pack for $285 for a $65 savings
 (plus  small model fee per class)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autumn Rhythms Exhibition - Second Saturday Oct.11th

"Roses and Vines"
Randy Blasquez
"Sierra Buttes Morning"
Victoria Brooks

"Cape Cod Harvest"
Sally Gruber

Second Saturday Art Walk, October 11th 
3 pm - 6 pm: Long pose model session
6:30 pm - 11 pm: Live music 

Bring your art supplies and paint or draw from a live model

In the evening enjoy live music by some of Sacramento's top talent!

Come for the art, stay for the fun!