Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Figure Drawing/Painting Open Studios Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule
Open Studio Figure Drawing Sessions
No Figure Drawing Sessions on the Following Days: 

No Session 
 Oct. 31
6:30 pm – 9 pm                     
Happy Halloween! 


No Sessions

Tuesday November 21
6:30 pm- 9 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!

No Sessions  
Christmas/New Year

  • ·        Tuesday Evening December 19
  • ·        Monday December 25 Merry Christmas!
  • ·        Tuesday December 26 Happy Holidays!
  • ·        Monday January 1, 2018 Happy New Year!
  • ·        Tuesday January 2,  2018 Happy New Year!

Join us  in 2018 for some awesome Figure Drawing and Painting  Sessions 
@ Patris Studio

Don’t’ miss out!!! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Paint and Sip Lily Pond

Book you Paint and Sip event for work, family gatherings, birthday parties, staff meetings, special events! Here's some photos from our recent Paint and Sip event held offsite.  We offer customized Paint and Sip events and private parties for a variety of occasions.  Contact Patris today and schedule your own Paint and Sip event here in our beautiful spacious studio or off site.  

Let's get artsy!

Here's a great shot of our latest super fun Paint and Sip staff development day at my friend Brenda's Montessori School in Sacramento.

For this Paint and Sip event, we featured wonderful coffee drinks, muffins, and healthy energy snacks. 

No experience needed!  Just pick up your paint brush and follow along!

Announcing Qiang Huang Still Life Painting Workshop January 2018

Registration is now open 
for the Still Life Painting Workshop 
with nationally renowned artist and teacher Qiang Huang 
Beautiful paintings by Qiang Huang

January 19 - 21, 2018
at Patris Studio and Gallery in Sacramento, CA

Workshop participants observe an amazing demo painted by Qiang 
Click here to download workshop flier
This workshop will be Qiang Huang's only Northern California workshop next year, so come join us and treat your artist self to a fabulous 3 days of art, learning, and painting.

Qiang is an extremely popular teacher and highly accomplished artist who has the ability to connect with each of his students in a personal way.

Qiang will be demonstrating his process, sharing his knowledge and experience, and helping workshop participants continue developing their  oil painting skills.

Contact Patris for registration details at artist_patris@yahoo.com

Qiang is a highly accomplished artist and a fabulous teacher who can  articulate his painting approach and process to his students

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Upcoming 2018 Master Artist Workshops - save the dates!

Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2ndAvenue, Sacramento, CA 95817 (916) 397-8958

Workshops and Special Classes  
Contact PATRIS at artist_patris@yahoo.com 
for questions or more info.  

Please click here to read our Registration and  Cancellation policy for workshops
still life by Qiang Huang

2018 Master Artist Workshops Save the Dates!  More info TBA

January 19 - 21, 2018    Qiang Huang Still Life Workshop
click here to download flier

February 23 - 25, 2018   Suchitra Bholse Figurative and Portrait Workshop
to sign up for Suchitra Bholse's workshop, please click here

April 6 - 8, 2018 Craig Nelson Quick Studies in Oil and Acrylic Workshop
more info tba   SAVE THE  DATE

2017 Art Workshops and Special Classes

Beginner Drawing mini-workshops with Patris
November 18, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30 per workshop and includes all materials
November 18, 2017: "Six easy ways to make  three-dimensional drawings and give the illusion of depth and space"

Watercolor Workshop With Teresa Steinbach
Friday, Nov. 17 and Dec 1 and 8
(Bring your own brushes if you want)

December Saturday Color Pencil Intensive One Day Workshop 
(new and returning students ok)
Saturday, December 2
10:00 am - 2:30 pm  (includes lunch break)
This workshop will focus on working with color pencil techniques, warm/cool color relationships, and color pencil application.  All materials provided

3 Week Beginning Portrait Classes
Monday Evenings October 16, 23, 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$80 for all 3 classes or $35 per session
includes materials and fees

In this beginning level course, we will explore basic proportional ideas, head lay-ins,  facial feature development as well as other topics pertaining to portrait drawing.  We'll work from a variety of source materials including a live model in the 3rd class session.
Please note: no refunds issued for non-attendance, but tuition may be applied to other classes with Patris in a 6 month period from start date of first portrait class.

Past 2017 Workshops

Michael Siegel Still Life and Portrait workshop

August 25 - 27, 2017
click here to download flier
Study with Modern Master Michael Siegel for a fabulous 3 days of learning and painting.  Michael studied privately under David Leffel and Sheri McGraw and brings a wonderful teaching style to the workshop experience.

Paint from a model, a still life set up or both!

Elio Camacho:  "Color Intensive Workshop"  
click here to download flier  February 6 - 10, 2017
  9 am - 5 pm

Derek Penix:  "Fresh and Powerful Painting from photos" 
Painting by Derek Penix
March 3 - 5, 2017
10 am - 5 pm
click here to download fliers and workshop description

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Breaking News: Suchitra Bhosle Portrait and Figure Painting Workshop

It is with great honor to announce a portrait and figure painting workshop with internationally known master artist Suchitra Bhosle scheduled for February 23 - 25, 2018 at Patris Studio and Gallery.

Painting by Suchitra Bhosle
Save the dates now! Space is limited and this workshop will fill up fast!! 

To register and reserve space in this workshop, please sign up and send in tuition at

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fabulous Michael Siegel Portrait and Still Life Workshop

Michael began the workshop with a short demo, explaining each step of his process, thoughts, and ideas that go into creating a portrait study.  He is a fabulous teacher and it's mesmerizing to watch him paint and articulate his thoughts so clearly. 

Everyone had the opportunity to learn so much from Michael's wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience.  

Victoria and Marilyn did some fabulous work and really applied what they had learned from Michael.  Of course we had a wonderful model who was a real trooper over the long 2 days of posing for us!!

Victoria did a beautiful portrait of the model!

 It's such a treat to devote a solid 3 days to painting and learning - with our busy schedules and all.  Juggling painting time with all of the other demands of an artist's schedule is an ever present reality, so this workshop was a wonderful way to immerse our artist selves!

Everyone did some amazing work this weekend.