Sunday, April 10, 2016

In Memory of Terre Johnson--long live his Legacy

To the man who was my neighbor, my friend, my landlord, my art patron, my community comrade and business leader, our Oak Park advocate and executive director - and so much more - Terre Johnson will always be remembered for the life he lived and the lives he touched. What a legacy to leave and what a life to celebrate. I will always remember you always Terre Johnson and be forever grateful to you.

My heart longed to set up my studio in Oak Park and this beautiful building belonging to Terre and Michael was the perfect place. In 2012, they gave me the keys and we began to prepare the place to become the Patris Studio and Art Gallery.

On a hot 2nd Saturday in July of 2012, we held the grand opening of  Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park with a huge celebration and open house. 

At the gallery, there are many special events as well as all of the day to day art happenings.  One special event that Terre organized brought us Mayor Kevin Johnson, Jay Schenirer, and a very important VIP from Washington DC. 

So it's with most grateful heart and thankfulness that I will always remember Terre Johnson for giving me an opportunity to make my dream come true--to create a thriving, vibrant art center here in Oak Park and have a studio where I can continue to grow, learn, and develop my art skills.
Thank you Terre Johnson and Michael Luna. 

"Outside the Studio Door" oil on canvas by Patris

Monday, April 4, 2016

Figure Drawing Seminar with Salvator Victor April 23--registration open now!

Contact Salvatore Victor to register for this high impact figure drawing seminar.  His seminars are always highly motivational, skill building exercises for artists of all levels.  Come check it out!

Monday, March 28, 2016

A very successful and inspiring workshop with Qiang Huang

Here we see Qiang carefully observing his subject matter

We were so very honored to have this highly sought-after artist and teacher come to Patris Studio for a 3 -day still life painting workshop.

Thanks everyone for attending this workshop.  And a super big thanks to our teacher and friend, Qiang Huang! It was a great 3 days of learning, growing, meeting new artist friends and enjoying artistic camaraderie at Patris Studio and Gallery. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Qiang Huang Still Life Painting Workshop Day 1

We are so very fortunate and honored to have Qiang Huang teaching here at Patris Studio for a 3-day Still life painting workshop.  He is an amazing and highly accomplished artist and a fabulous teacher.  We began the workshop today with a demo from Qiang Huang.
Qiang Huang has a very systematic approach that he breaks down into basically 5 phases.

We were all captivated by his use of color, value and edges to create this amazing painting.

So much to learn, so much to practice.  Thank  you Qiang Huang for the inspiration to continue onward!

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