Monday, February 4, 2019

Breaking News! Craig Nelson Speed Studies Workshop April 12 - 14, 2019

Craig Nelson 
Speed Studies Workshop in Oil or Acrylic
Author of “60 Minutes to Better Painting”

April 12 – 14, 2019

Get better painting results in this speed studies workshop, using the quick study approach to stop overthinking and use proven techniques that build your painting skills.

Craig Nelson, author of “60 Minutes to Better Painting” and highly acclaimed art instructor and director at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, will cover brushwork, color, value, composition and lighting effects, using his “quick studies” approach and techniques.   

We will paint 2 days of figure - 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon with a different focus for each session. 

The 3rd day we’ll create a larger painting in the morning and another painting in the afternoon from your own references (architecture, animal, figure, landscape, etc) or select from Craig’s photos. 

Learn how to see, understand process, deal with editing, capture the essence of a subject, and learn how to get the most out of your brush and the character of mark making. 

 Students will paint a total of 12 studies. 
Take your painting skills to the next level in this exciting workshop with internationally known artist and teacher Craig Nelson.

Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 397-8958

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Tuition: $425 (includes model fee)

Registration: Contact Patris at to register and send in a $200 deposit to hold your space. Checks
made payable to “Patris” and sent to studio address.  
Balance due at beginning of workshop.

Registration and Cancellation Policy:
Please see cancellation policy at

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Plein Air Paintings by Patris available in the Gallery

In addition to her collection of plein air paintings, Patris has a few paintings from the Broadway Rain Series and a wide variety of artwork by local artists who work in a variety of styles and subject matter.

Gallery is open most days and always by appointment.  Contact Patris for a personal showing of the gallery's original artwork available for purchase.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

2019 Weekend Beginning Level Art Classes with Patris

2019 Weekend Beginning Level Art Classes: 

Fundamentals of Drawing with Patris  
Mini Workshops 
In these mini workshops we will explore different techniques and approaches to drawing.  Geared toward the beginning level artist, these classes are designed to build skills and develop concepts related to drawing.  No experience needed.

Saturdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$35 each session

       * January 12, 2019
        * February 16, 2019
  * March 9, 2019

Intro to Color Pencil Mini-Workshop with Patris 
Chances are, you probably used colored pencils when you were a kid, so you already have some degree of familiarity with them. But there is a big difference between just coloring with these pencils and exploring their full potential as an artist tool!  Join us and rediscover this fun and versatile medium! 
Satruday March 23, 2019
noon - 3 pm
$40 and includes all materials, instruction, and guided practice on a project you will create.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Announcing: John Poon Landscape Painting Workshop

Fundamentals of Landscape Painting with John Poon'

April 1 – 5, 2019
10 am – 5 pm

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of Value, Color, and Design, which are so necessary in the creation of successful paintings.   
We will paint from reference material as if we were in the field, learning the use of warm and cool tones for unity, and adjusting values to show more air and life into our shadows. 

This approach will enable participants to use photos with a much broader range of possibilities and outcomes. 

All skill levels welcome

Students will learn a reliable,     step-by-step system for completing paintings start to finish which can be applied to both on-location and studio works.  Instruction will include lecture and slide presentation, instructor demonstration, class and individual critique, and one on one time with each student.

Finally - a workshop that deciphers the mysteries of age-old concepts and breaks them down into simple, straightforward, easy to understand principles!
Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Tuition: $650

Registration: Contact Patris at to register and send in a $200 deposit to hold your space. Checks made payable to Patris and sent to studio address.  
Balance due at beginning of workshop