Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Announcing: Peggi Kroll Roberts Figure Painting Workshop

Painting by Peggi Kroll Roberts
Peggi Kroll Roberts  
Figure Painting Workshop

When:  October 21-23, 2016
Where: Patris Studio and Gallery
Cost: $475 and  includes all model fees
Registration: contact Patris for details

In Peggi's workshop, we will paint the figure in simple costumes, utilizing props, different poses and simple vignettes in the studio. There will be lots of demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and color/value relationships.  This workshop is great for beginning to advanced students alike, in a comfortable and easy-going atmosphere. 

"We will cover a lot of canvas-burning mileage by painting smaller sizes. I believe that more is learned through many small starts than laboring over a large canvas."​
                                                               -Peggi Kroll Roberts

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Painting by Peggi Kroll Roberts

Monday, May 2, 2016

Announcing: 3-day Portrait Painting Workshop with Ignat Ignatov

Portrait Painting From Life
3-day Oil Painting Workshop
With master artist Ignat Ignatov

portrait by Ignat Ignatov


September 23-25, 2016
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$400 + $35 model fee

In this workshop we’ll practice painting portraits from a model, using the wet-into-wet direct approach also known as alla prima. Ignat’s workshop will focus on a  step-by-step  painting method from start to finish and provides valuable lessons for artists of all levels.

Register today by emailing 
Patris @ artist_patris@yahoo.com
for more info and registration details. 

portrait by Ignat Ignatov

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!