Thursday, May 7, 2015

Elio Camacho 5 day Color Intensive Workshop dates

Calling all artists for a Color Intensive Summer boot camp 
oil painting workshop
with Elio Camacho this August.

Each day of the workshop will be devoted to exploring one color and all it's possibilities of warm/cool
light/dark, dull/bright and so much morel.  Learn color like you've never known before as you study with master colorist Elio Camacho.

still life study by Elio Camacho
Contact Patris to indicate your interest in attending this workshop scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday August 19 - 23, 2015.

More information and details forthcoming regarding the specifics of the workshop.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sue Stover Encaustic workshop Aug. 15 and 16

Creating Depth in Encaustic - Stencils and Layering - August 15-16, 2015 
Sue Stover

Everyone had such a fantastic experience with Sue Stover in her last few workshops here at the studio.  We are honored to have her return this summer for another workshop.

Among many of the benefits of working with encaustic are the enhanced opportunities of creating depth in a painting. Focusing on using stencils, masks and layering elements, we will also look to how this can add complexity and unity in a piece.

 Participants will make their own unique stencils in a variety of ways while learning techniques for creating visual depth and relief. The approach is with various mixed media and students can incorporate stenciling and layering with collage, printmaking, or photography in their paintings. Topics include geometric and organic form, scale, transparency, single motif, repetition, repeat pattern, composition and content.

 This class is for those who have had experience working encaustic. $325 + $30 materials. To register contact: or sign up below.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

David Peterson Watercolor Workshop April 12

David Peterson Watercolor Workshop
“Painting Fast and Loose on the Urban Corner”
“Amy’s Haunted House,” watercolor by David Peterson

An Outdoor Watercolor Workshop with David Peterson, Sunday, April 12, 2015 -
 9 am-1 pm.
 Fee – $45
Optional: $10 for paper and use of David’s paints, easel and brushes.

Location: Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park, Sacramento.

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. Indoor painting area available.

Send fee payable to: Patris Studio and Gallery, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817.

David has a selection works on display at Patris Studio and Gallery, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817, See more at
or call for appointment to visit the gallery at 916-397-8958.

Friday, April 3, 2015

New Exhibition Opening

Join us this April 2nd Saturday for the opening of our "Instructor Medley" exhibition featuring the accomplished artists who teach at Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park.

Abigail VanCannon curates  the exhibitions in the gallery.  
With a curator like Abigail, our gallery is looking very professional and polished.
These trained and seasoned artists provide a wide array of art classes in drawing and painting.classes at Patris Studio and Art Gallery, offering their expertise to the greater Sacramento region and beyond.  We are honored to have such an accomplished cadre of teachers here at the studio in Oak Park.  

Sunday, March 15, 2015

David Shevlino Oil Painting Workshop this October

David Shevlino   Alla Prima Figure Painting Workshop
workshop #1 October 15 - 18, 2015
workshop #2 October 20 - 22
Painting by David Shevlino
Patris Studio and Art Gallery

This workshop is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  

David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.

 click here for workshop supply list
Painting by David Shevlino
This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Speed Studies with Abigail VanCannon


Fabulous weekend of Speed Painting with instructor Abigail VanCannon. Lots of practice getting paint on the canvas without fussing around and overworking the painting.  Abigail also teaches a weekly speed painting classs here at the studio.