Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Announcing Portrait Painting Class with Abigail VanCannon

Portrait Painting - Thursday's 10-2 at Patris Studio and Gallery
 ( 3460 2nd Ave. Sacramento) $40 per session.
 Includes: instruction,model fee and handouts. 

Learn how to paint a portrait from life and from a photograph. This 8 week course will cover the process and techniques to approaching portrait work. For all painting levels – Oil and Acrylic painters.

Class Schedule:
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26– No Class  – Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24 – No Class – Merry Christmas!
December 31 – No Class – Happy New Years!
January 7
January 14

Monday, November 2, 2015

In loving memory of Ruth Thompson and her husband Glen aka "Honey"

Ruthie loved coming to classes at the studio and painting.  

Ruthie, far right with yellow shirt and black apron, was a wonderful artist and loved doing her artwork.  She will be remembered in our hearts and minds always.  She had a wonderful art spirit and positive attitude that enabled her to live life to the fullest.   

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

David Shevlino workshop in full swing this week at Patris Studio

During both workshops, David did a demo to help students see his process for all prima pairnting.  He uses big brushes to create energetic brushstrokes and linseed oil to keep the paint thin. 

A somewhat limited palette helps him achieve harmonious color while maintaining a strong value pattern in the painting. 

His block in stages keep the painting loose and open for further development.

We were fortunate to watch him paint this exquisite still life demo on the last day of the first workshop. 

David Shevlino Workshop at Patris Studio

We are honored and fortunate to have internationally known artist David Shevlino teaching at the studio for 2 workshops. 

We were  inspired. intrigued, and interested as we learned more about David's approach to painting the figure alla prima, which is a wet into wet oil painting technique.  
David's loose and confident brushstrokes, combined with his knowledge of color, edges, drawing, etc. had all of us mesmerized as we watched him create this beautiful painting during his demo on the first day. 

And of course, there's nothing like wrapping up a full day of painting at the Oak Park Brewery right around the corner from the studio.  Make Art!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Announcing Fundamentals of Painting Classes with Randy Blasquez

Fundamentals of Painting 
with Randy Blasquez.


Price: $45.00 per class

Workshop Dates:
Tuesdays 11/10/2015 – 12/1/2015
Class dates are Tuesdays, November 10th, 17th & 24th, and December 1st

Location: 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95817

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

This class runs for four weeks from
10am to 2pm in the Patris Studio.
The focus will be on the importance of simplification in painting. After you have signed up for the class via e-mail, Randy will send more details and a supply list. Bring an easy snack or lunch.

CONTACT INFORMATION and registration:

Contact: Randy
Phone: 916-952-7914

Friday, September 11, 2015

David Shevlino Figure Painting Workshops in California!

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

On the first day there will be demonstration;  then the class will paint from the model.  Students will learn to interpret and simplify the figure by starting with large, overall basic shapes, then moving to smaller forms.  Next comes a simple block in of light and dark tones, then mid tones.

By learning to simplify form, values and color, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness.

This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817

Workshop #1  October 15 – 18, 2015  
Tuition: $500 + $40 model fee

Workshop #2 October 20 – 22, 2015
Tuition:  $440 and includes model fee

Registration: Contact Patris at to register and send in a $250 deposit to hold your space. Checks made payable to Patris and sent to studio address.   Balance of workshop tuition to be paid 3 weeks prior to workshop.

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.
“My exposure to art began as a teenager growing up in NJ near NYC.  I began making trips to art museums in NYC when I was 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. As a youth I found myself especially drawn to the old masters. Those early trips to the museum instilled in me a love of craft and a sense of where painting comes from.”

David Shevlino Fine Art