Back to Basics - Painting Class

Thursday Jan 30 and Feb 6 I'll be introducing oil painting at Patris Studios, Sacramento. We'll start at 11-3, cost $45 each class. Oils or Acrylics. Quick Demo of process. 


I'll be teaching everyone a simple process to approach still life painting, that they can apply to all paintings. 


Supplies you need for Oil: Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber in oil paint (student grade paint works great) brushes, orderless turpenoid and a jar or can for it to go in, linseed oil and small container for it, palette - wooden or use a piece of glass, paper towels, and notebook with pen or pencil. 

Supplies for Acrylic: Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber (student grade paint works great), brushes, water dish, plastic palette, fluid painting medium (keeps acrylics from drying too fast) a squirt bottle for water, paper towels, notebook and pen

Brushes (may be your most costly investment, but they will last a long time if taken care of)

Filbert - size 4,6,8,10 

Flat - 4, 6, 8, 10 

Liner - Pick one small skinny size 1 or 2 liner

There will be a lot to choose from I prefer the long handled ones. Choose some synthetic bristle some hog bristle for oil, or all synthetic for acrylic. Utrect usually has good sales, University Art is very helpful…. and both I believe give student discounts. Mention Patris Gallery and Studio. We'll be adding Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, and venetian Red to our palette in the following weeks. 

Take a Class

Interested in becoming a better painter? Come take a class with me. I am excited to start teaching this class as I saw huge leaps in my artwork while taking a similar class. It allowed me to experiment, get better brush handling skills, work on color combinations, and gain overall confidence. We will paint still life, landscape, and figure, rotating the subjects each week. Each study will be timed allowing 30min, 40 and 60 min. amounts of time to paint. 

Speed Study Class.jpg
Completed in 60 min. or less

Completed in 60 min. or less

This Thursday : Still Life Studies 1-5pm

Bring all your painting supplies ( paints, brushes, paper towels, mediums, palette knife etc.)  

Bring 4 small canvas' - panels work well too. Sizes: a variety between 5x7-11x14

Cost: $45 per class or $200 for 5 classes (save $25) plus $5 modeling fee every 3rd class. 

Location: Patris Studios - 3460 2nd Ave. Sacramento, CA