Shape–Shifting: Finding Your Creative Vision in Nature with Dale Laitinen

November 23-25, 2019


*This workshop is full. Please call to be aded to the waiting list.*

Discover ways to use shapes as a path to creating powerful paintings. Using water-media demonstrations, Dale will show how to simplify landscapes and coastal vistas with big shapes. Buildings, roads and other human-made structures will be incorporated to complete the paintings. This workshop is directed towards discovering ways to unify the natural and human-made environment with your art. There will be daily hands on painting by each participant with individual instruction and critiques from the instructor.


Brush Talk

Instructor- Jan Miskulin

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a Master Watercolor Artist, Jan Miskulin, to draw and paint while learning to make your brush talk.This style of painting is direct and comparable to watching a dancer move as she paints. After her demo she will guide your practice.

Sunday October 20, 2019 1-5pm

Registration $60


Painting with Paper- A Mixed Media Collage Class

Carol Hawkins -Certified Grumbacher Instructor

“In 3 hours learn a fun technique that I call “Painting with Paper”. Have fun adding texture and interest to your paintings by adding paper!” Carol Hawkins

Friday October 18, 2019 1-4pm

$60 per student- All materials are included

Inquiries/RSVP, Carol 916.802.2676,

One Day Painting Workshop

Instructor Elio Camacho

The workshop is structured for beginners through advanced students and includes demos, hands-on participation, and instruction in your choice of oil or acrylic still-life painting at the easel.

December 8, 2019 9am-4pm

$95 per student

Contact Elio Camacho at (510) 681-5640 to enroll


New “Art in the Valley” Workshops

Have you ever wanted to take an art workshop across the US or in another country but just couldn’t make it happen? Why not invite those popular artists here to teach workshops in Carmichael! This is your opportunity to make recommendations for your favorite artist instructors in any media 2D or 3D. These newly proposed Art in the Valley workshops will offer an additional benefit for our members. We will be compiling a list of artists to teach both long and short workshops as well as demonstrations. Please email the following information to the contact listed below. Selection criteria will be based on level of member interest, artist availability, and costs, among other things. So, think of your favorite artist that might fit the program and email your recommendation. Thank you.

Requested information: 1. Your name, email and contact phone number 2. Recommended artist(s), art medium and contact information and why you are recommended the artist(s). 3. Optional: write a short paragraph describing your experience and the quality attributes of your recommended artist(s).

Rod Cullum

Fine Arts Center Show/Workshop Committee

NCA Workshops

WASH Workshops

California Watercolor Workshops

Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Inc.,
5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608
Hours Open: Tuesday 11 AM-7 PM; Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM-3 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM.