August 2024 – Craig Stephens

Folsom Arts Association Artist Demonstration

Thursday, August 8, 2024, at 6 p.m.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Craig Stephens

This will be an excellent opportunity for members to experience Craig’s wonderful ‘loose realism’ painting and teaching styles, ideally as a precursor to his September oil painting workshop.

Craig is known for his intriguing renditions of ordinary objects … perhaps inspiring those of us who can’t decide what to create next to just look around, focus on almost anything, and just go for it!

Craig Stephens – August Artist Demonstration
Craig Stephens - The Beginners Guide Oil Painting

Craig Stephens was born in Sacramento and grew up in the foothill town of Weimar. He attended American River College and later transferred to UC Davis where he received his B.A. in art studio in 1993. During his undergraduate years he had the privilege of taking classes from Gary Pruner, Roy DeForest, David Hollowell and Wayne Thiebaud.

In 1996 Mr. Stephens began teaching high school art classes at Chana High School in Auburn, California and has been teaching art both in person and online ever since.

In 2022 Craig published “The Beginners Guide to Oil Painting” through Page Street Publishing. It is available on Amazon and with most major booksellers.

Craig’s workshop, “Practical Color Mixing for Oil Painting” will be offered at Folsom Lake College in September. Click here for more information.

Also, for those of you participating in the Georgia O’Keeffee Art Challenge, don’t forget to bring your artwork to share at our August 8 meeting!

Join us for Craig Stephens’ art demonstration on August 8.
Learn more about Craig at

Would you like to present an art demo?
Or do you know someone who might be available to do an art demo?

Please contact Lori Anderson, President, Folsom Arts Association, for questions or suggestions.