Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ignat Ignatov Portrait Painting workshop this weekend

Setting up the studio in preparation for Ignat Ignatov's portrait painting demo.  His demo will kick off our 3-day alla prima portait painting workshop.  We are so excited to have this internationally known artist come up from LA to teach us!
Some of Ignat's demos are available for artists to see.  His amazing use of color, expressive brushwork, and technical skills combine together to create these gorgeous portraits.  His own DVD is available for purchase as well.
Some more examples of his demos for students to see and learn from.  This will be a fantastic 3 days of learning from such a highly accomplished artist. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Go Fund Me campaign "Save Patris Studio and Art Gallery" update

Check out the Sacramento Bee article that highlights the passion behind saving Patris Studio and Gallery

Click here to go to our Go Fund Me Account 

To help us buy the Patris Studio and Gallery
Thank you world for all your support!
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Good News!! The seller has agreed to let us purchase the building and so the Patris Studio and Gallery has survived!!! Last week I wondered how I'd be able to continue the good work we started here in Oak Park and on Sunday Sept. 4, people began showing up in my life - one by one -and together we made it happen.
Thank you to all of your support and generosity!

Now more than ever before, we invite you to share this story with your friends, family and colleagues, the world! We have closing costs, inspections, the list goes on and on. Your continued support and generosity will bring us closer to the victory lap and help us launch this new chapter for Northern California's premier art venue.

With a heart overflowing with gratitude, thanks again world for joining us in this amazing story.

Stay tuned for exciting details and more updates!

Monday, June 6, 2016

POP UP open studio sesion: 3-hour long pose session with nude model Friday Sept. 30

Join us for a special POP UP open studio session with a 3-hour long pose nude session which will take place on Friday September 30, 2016 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. $11 open studio fee.

This summer we will be hosting a few different special POP up sessions with a 3 hour long pose nude.

So grab your art supplies and head on over to Patris Studio some summer figure painting on Friday September 30

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 @
for more info and registration details. 

portrait by Ignat Ignatov