Craig Stephens Workshop – September 2024

Craig Stephens – Practical Color Mixing for Oil Painting Workshop

September 13 and 14, 2024

Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

Cypress Building, Room FL2-154

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FAA Members $225; Non-Members $245


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Craig Stephens – Practical Color Mixing for Oil Painting Workshop

In this 2 day workshop, students will work through a variety of still life subjects of increasing complexity. Drawing, color mixing, palette management, and paint application will be covered. Students will learn practical color mixing strategies as well as how to set up a simple and functional home studio space. Students should leave with an improved understanding of how to improve their overall oil painting workflow.

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate painters. No previous experience with oil painting is necessary and intermediate students will learn to improve their skills.

Please note that Craig will be our featured artist at the August 8, 2024 FAA Membership meeting at 48 Natoma. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet him and get a taste of his teaching style!

Craig Stephens – Practical Color Mixing for Oil Painting Workshop

About Craig Stephens; You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram.

Craig Stephens was born in Sacramento, California in 1963. He 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. He has been teaching art both in person and online ever since. Since 2006 he has completed a small painting on a nearly daily basis, which he shares through Instagram feed. He has found that the practice of completing a painting a day suits his disposition and aesthetic.

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

Mr. Stephens currently resides in Auburn, California with his wonderful wife and amazing children. His works can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.

Workshop Fee

FAA Member $225
Non-Member $245

Suggested supply list for this workshop.

Students may bring their own drinks/food. Art supplies may be left in the secured room overnight. There is a daily parking fee of $2 per car.

Registration deadline is Thursday August 29. Workshops fill fast, so register EARLY! Workshops are limited to 15 participants; we require a minimum of 8 students to provide the workshop. Please note: There are no refunds after registering. (Exception: The FAA reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient registration or unforeseen circumstances; payments will be fully refunded should this occur.)

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For questions, contact:
Lori Anderson |