Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Capitol Artist Studio Tour September 19 and 20

Established by the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento in 2006 as the Capital Artists Studio Tour (CAST), Sac Open Studios is the largest nonjuried art event in Sacramento. Sac Open Studios brings over 10,000 visitors from all over Sacramento to local artist studios to learn about and purchase art being made in the region.

Stop by Patris Studio and Gallery as part of the tour! 
click here to download PDF guide to all the studios on the tour

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Special Celebrity Portrait Model Rob Stewart

For our Monday afternoon open studio session, we were honored to have local celebrity Rob Stewart, from Channel 6 "Rob on the Road" program.  

Here we are from the model's point of view!
Cassatt, my art dog, wanted to pose with Rob also!

Here are our works in progress!  Everyone had a great time and Rob Stewart was such a delight and wonderful artist model!
Here's a link to my friend Bruce Hancock's blog about our wonderful afternoon with Rob Stewart posing as our artist model 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Art Dogs, Artist Models at the Studio

My studio dog Cassatt posing with our celebrity model Rob Stewart  (from Channel 6 Rob on the Road prgoram) for our Monday afternoon open studio session. 
Peanut's turn to model with Rob Stewart. 
Here's Peanut posing with our lovely model for one of our Friday outdoor poses. 
Here's a wonderful piece of artwork by Thomas Starnes starring Peanut the Art (Model) Dog! 
Here's Peanut and Cassatt taking a little break.
. I affectionately call them my little employees.   Okay. so I really love my dogs. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Exciting news!! 2nd Workshop with David Shevlino October 20-22, 2015 "Painting the Figure"

David Shevlino Painting the Figure 
Workshop #2
Due to the popularity of our first workshop with David Shevlino, we are adding a 2nd workshop the following week from Tuesday October 20 - Thursday October 22, 2015.

The format, materials, concepts for the 2nd workshop will be the same as the 1st workshop.

painting by David Shevlino

Dates:  Tuesday October 20 -
             Thursday   October 22, 2015

Venue: Patris Studio and Gallery
              3460 2nd Avenue
              Sacramento CA 95817

Cost:  $440 and includes model fee

To register for Workshop #2,
please contact Patris
to send a 50% deposit and reserve your space.

painting by David Shevlino

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

.Visit David Shevlino's website here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New: Elio Camacho Plein Air and Evening Classes forming--come join us!

We are in the beginning process of gathering students who want to study with Bay Area colorist Elio Camacho for plein air classes and evening classes from 6 - 9 pm.  As soon as we have enough sign ups--we will begin! Make art!!


After popular demand....

*Right now we are just building an interest list.  When we get enough commitments then we'll make it official.

Email if you are interested!!

Plein Air Class

Mondays...10 am-3pm $ 45.00
  • Starts when weather cools
  • Right now Monday is not set in stone.  If Monday does not work but you are interested let me know.   Others may feel another day is better also.
  • Once a month I will do a small 1-hour demo in the morning.
  • Same location for two weeks unless specified
  • Locations will be city, town, lake and country scenes or whatever inspires
  • For those interested once a month we can put a still life outside to paint
Evening Still Life Class

Monday...6 pm - 9 pm $ 45.00
  • If we get enough interest the class will start immediately
  • For students working larger.
    • one larger still life will remain intact till Tuesdays class if you feel you need more time to work on the painting

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip Event July 16 -reserve your spot tod...

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip Event July 16 -reserve your spot tod...: Join us for another fun Paint and Sip social art class night on July 16, 2015 from 7 pm - 9 pm.  Paint and Sip is the perfect way to start t...