Thursday, March 10, 2016

2 spots left in the Qiang Huang Still Life workshop

painting by Qiang Huang
3 Day Still Life 
Workshop with Qiang Huang

March 24-26, 2016

We have 2 spot open for the upcoming Qiang Huang workshop scheduled at the studio for March 24-26, 2016.  Qiang is an amazing artist and fabulous teacher.  Join us for 3 fantastic days of studying, learning, and creating artwork under the guidance of master artist Qiang Huang.

click here to download flier with more info. 

painting by Qiang Huang

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6 week Figure Drawing Classes start April 7

Life Drawing Classes Class Two: The Torso
Learn the principles and fundamentals of life drawing. 

Develop solid drawing skills and improve your studies by understanding how to build the figure based on solid organic forms, structure and anatomy. Figure Drawing based on Classic Old Master Techniques and Artistic Anatomy Drawing Lessons By Marco Ospina @ Patris Studio

 For info: (530) 400-1094 -

Instructor: Marco Ospina

3460 2nd Avenue Sacramento, CA 95817

 Ph. (916) 397-8958

Time: Thursday 6:30 to 9:00 PM

April 7th thru May 12th, 2016

Fee: $210.00 ~ 6 Sessions (+ $30.00 Model fee)
There will be a nude model in each class. Some experience drawing from the live model will be helpful.

Life Drawing Classes
There will be four series of Life Drawing Classes throughout the year 2016 (winter, spring, summer and fall). Each quarter will have a specific course of study to cover the elements of traditional figure drawing based on classic old master techniques and artistic anatomy.

Winter=The Basics
Spring=The Torso
Summer=The Head
Fall=Artistic Anatomy

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Breaking news: Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait workshop April 26 - 28

We just received confirmation that Michael Siegel will be back in Northern California for another workshop scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday April 26 - 28, 2016.

still life by Michael Siegel
portrait by Michael Siegel

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Save the Dates: David Shevlino Figure Painting Workshop Dec. 1-4, 2016

We are pleased to announce that David Shevlino will be returning to Northern California Dec. 1-4, 2016 for another alla prima figure painting workshop.  His first workshop here at Patris Studio in Oak Park last year brought artists from all over the state together for an opportunity to study with David and learn more about his vibrant brushwork,harmonious color choices, and paint application.

Save the Date for David Shevlino's Figure Painting Workshop here in Northern California 
December 1- 4, 2016
Figure Painting by David Shevlino
Figure Painting by David Shevlino

David Shevlino demonstrating for workshop participants. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

March 12 Gesture/Contour Figure Drawing Seminar with Salvatore Victor

Contact Salvatore Victor at to register

Hone your figure drawing skills and build confidence, speed, and insight into the drawing process.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Announcing: Sunday Morning Figure Drawing Sessions

 a New Open Studio Session

“Semi-regular” Sunday Morning
Figure Drawing Sessions

Drawing by Marco Ospina,
figure drawing instructor at
Patris Studio and Gallery
Stay tuned for details on Marco's upcoming Figure Drawing classes
·       $11 per session
·       10 am – 1 pm
·          Short poses (nude)
·       Starts Sunday March 7


·        Some Sunday sessions may need to be pre-empted
due to holidays or weekend workshops occurring in the studio. 

Announcing: Weekend Painting Clinic with Abigail VanCannon


You may have a stack of partially finished paintings in the closet or corner of the studio. For whatever reason they got  put aside and remain unfinished. Sometimes they get put away because of the constant challenges and problems that arise or maybe its just a timing issue. Whatever the reason, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to dust off the unfinished work and bring it to the workshop. 
During this workshop we'll review the unfinished pieces and Abigail will help create a plan to finish them. We'll work out the problem areas and discuss ways to make the pieces work. She will also be giving helpful tips on how to start paintings so that you can avoid stressful hiccups along the way. Together you will also cover ways to create a body of work and why you would want to create one. 

If you don't have any in process pieces that's ok! Bring in a couple photo references of something you've always wanted to paint. Under her professional guidance, you'll learn the beginning steps and a process that you can apply to all your future paintings. 

She is also planning to go out for dinner after class on Saturday night. We'll pick a yummy place and unwind from the painting day. Before class ends on Sunday we'll do a group review of our work with snacks and beverages.