Paint Still Life and Architecture

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1 - 3:30 PM

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Six Wednesdays, January 23 - February 27

For Ages 18+

Edwin Deakin’s paintings represent an aesthetic evolution in California art, and the subjects of his paintings at the Crocker range from decorative objects to intimate nature settings. For this class, the focus will be on Deakin’s specialty: still life against stone walls. Students will spend time sketching in the galleries and painting in the studios as they render architecture and still life subjects. Participants will gain skill in acrylic painting and use established guidelines to portray realistic scenes.

$165 members $185 nonmembers
Instructor: Patris

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About the Instructor:

Patris left the education profession in 2004 to pursue her art full-time. She has recently been juried into several national plein air painting competitions and her work is in many private and public collections. She served on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Landscape Artists International.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.


Edwin Deakin, Roses, 1912. Oil on canvas, 30 3/16 x 20 1/4 in. Crocker Art Museum, long-term loan from the California Department of Finance, conserved with funds provided by Gerald D. Gordon.

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