Wednesday, June 30, 2021

David Shevlino 2022 Figure and Portrait Workshop

David Shevlino

Oil Painting Workshop:  

Alla Prima Figure and Portrait Painting

March 24 – 27, 2022 

click here to download workshop flier

Time:   10 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Where:  The Patris Studio and Gallery

 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, Ca 95817



Workshop Tuition:  $600 (includes model fees)  


What:  This workshop is about painting the figure and portrait alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.   


There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from a live figure and portrait model.  


The class will work on a different painting/pose each day of the workshop and learn to simplify and interpret the figure/portrait as a series of basic shapes and planes described by light and shadow. 


In addition to discussing technical concepts like value, color, paint application and basic proportions of the head and figure, we’ll also talk about some of the psychological aspects of learning to paint, such as giving ourselves permission to experiment and make mistakes so that we can learn and discover ways to become better, more creative artists.    


This class will be particularly helpful for those who want to expand from a tight painting style, to a more loose, economical paint application. 


Supply list:   Click here to download the complete supply list or email Patris for the list. 


For questions about registration and tuition payment, please email Patris at artist_patris at  

Acceptable payments: Cash/check, Credit card, Venmo, Paypal. (Applicable processing fees apply.)


Registration and Cancellation policy:  Click here for Registration/Cancellation Policy  


Enrollment numbers:  Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2022 Sarah Sedwick Painting Workshop: Loose Realism For All Levels!

 Loose Realism For All Levels! Waitlist ONLY

3 day painting workshop 

With Sarah Sedwick

March 4-6,  2022

Paint looser and more confidently during this three-day workshop with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick! Take a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, from black-and-white studies to brilliant color. Build beautiful compositions with life and movement for a new perspective on the still life. 

Instead of struggling with overworking your paintings, practice STOPPING SOONER to keep the freshness you crave in your work!

 Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s favorite painting exercises to warm up for a studio day, get back into the groove after some time away from the easel, or simply shake things up!

 Explore how limitations can set you free, creating a painting in 20 brushstrokes, and another in 20 minutes. Learn the fundamentals of good design, and walk step-by-step through Sarah’s alla prima process, creating a still life painting from start to finish! Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. 

Painters of all levels are welcome. Instruction is in oils, and acrylics are welcome - particularly Open acrylics, that stay wet longer. (Ages 15 and above).

Where: Patris Studio   3460 2nd Avenue    Sacramento, CA 95817  

Registration: $475   

A $200 deposit holds your space or pay in full at time of registration.  

Balance due at time of workshop

email Patris for enrollment and registration details: .

Acceptable payments include: 

  1. Venmo:  Patris-Miller

  2. Cash or check made payable to Patris

  3. Credit Card (applicable credit card fees apply

Supply list:

About Sarah Sedwick: About the Instructor Sarah Sedwick: (

About the Instructor Sarah Sedwick: (

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Online Intro to Portrait Drawing: Three Quarter View

Intro to Portrait Drawing
3 - week Class with Patris 

in partnership with Sacramento Fine Art Center

3 Tuesdays 

June 1, 8, and 15 

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration info and class  details here at this link:

Beginning Portraits Part 2

 with Patris Miller (


If you’ve tried your hand at portrait drawing, you already know it can be difficult to get the results you want.  It can seem overwhelming and can leave you wondering where to even begin.
Successful portrait drawing is a skill that is learned, practiced, and honed.  With knowledge, practice, and guidance we can learn how to develop portrait drawing skills that lead to more satisfactory results.
In these Beginning level 3-part classes, we will take a closer look at helpful proportional guidelines for establishing realistic portraiture, facial features and characteristics, and creating portrait drawings from photo ((or live model) references using the skills and ideas introduced in each series.


Monday, March 15, 2021

Hello Spring!

 Hello Spring!

Our gallery is open daily and always by appointment.  Come on by and find your favorite art piece and enjoy the creative vibe.  With our Covid protocols in place, visitors can  safely enjoy the variety of artworks on exhibit by local artists, including Patris, Victoria Brooks, Karen Fulk, and other prominent artists from the area. 

Covid Liability Release Form

 A Year Later....

After a year, we are ready to begin living and resuming some semblance of normal life and we welcome you to our studio and gallery with open arms.  We have taken as many precautions as we can think of to keep our guests safe and healthy as they enter the studio and gallery.  We are slowly reopening and restarting some of the programs that were flourishing before the mandated shutdowns went into effect and have several exciting things planned for the upcoming months into next year.  

We acknowledge that being out in public poses both  risks and benefits, and we respect the different comfort levels for each person.  When the time is right for you, we are here to welcome you! 

Covid Liability Release Form

By entering this building, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

In entering this building, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge Patris, Patris Studio and Gallery; Oak Park Connection LLC; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Long Pose session with live model

We are resuming our long pose session with a live model on Sunday afternoons from 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm beginning Sunday February 21, 2021.   

This session will be one pose with an undraped model who will take breaks every 20 minutes then resume the same pose for the session.  Participants may draw or paint with odorless materials only.  Covid protocols are in place and participants are asked to sanitize their hands prior to entering studio.  

For more information, please email Patris at 

artist underscore patris @ yahoo dot com. 

Model fee is $14 and can be paid with cash or Venmo.