Posted by Flax on 21st May 2015
Pamela Rhodes is a skilled portrait and landscape artist and her graphite, colored pencil and watercolor work is owned by clients throughout the US, Mexico and England. As the founder and director of ARTroads, Pamela has taught drawing, portrait and watercolor classes for numerous organizations and in workshops in Italy, Mexico and the States. Her signature class, “Learning to Draw so You Can Paint”, is offered year round in San Francisco, annually in Mexico and as an essential part of her company’s Tuscany Drawing and Watercolor Workshop each autumn. She recently completed three large murals in Baja and the Yucatan.
Come get inspired by watching Pamela! We think she’ll be an excellent Live Artist since Pamela is a patient and prepared instructor. She provides the tools and techniques that allow each student to develop their drawing skills. She is committed to the goal of having each of us really see all that surrounds us and drawing and painting those treasures that we see. She believes that the skill of seeing, combined with the practice of drawing, results in the excitement of expression.
How to make a faux patina painting-what to use and how to do it Kim Menzel, FLAX's Paper Department Manager and Wildlife Photographer, saw a picture she liked in a magazine of a wall with wood finishes and verdigris patinas. She realized she could make something similar using our Modern Masters Metal Effects and Patinas and [...]
Date of event: May 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Jess Zepeda, grew up in Tulare County in Central California and has been interested in has been drawing since a young child. Excelling in High School and eventually he moved to San Francisco where he attended The Art Academy University and received his MFA. The artist credits Sidney [...]
San Francisco Women Artists Exhibit Established in 1887 as the "Sketch Club", San Francisco Women Artists began as an independent group of women artists who met to share and critique one another's work. In 1925, the group changed it's name to the San Francisco Society of Women Artists and formed as a non-profit organization settling on it's current name in in 1946. For [...]
I just found this show and it's wonderful, but hurry, it closes on April 30. Fotanicals: The Secret Language of Flowers is an exhibition of photographs by San Francisco artist joSon, on view at the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Library of Horticulture in Golden Gate Park. These are large, vivid, minimalist portraits of flowers. These are gorgeous images. Taken outside of [...]
FLAX interviews local artist Brett Goodroad Brett Goodroad (b. 1979) grew up in Montana and lives and works in San Francisco, CA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has previously exhibited at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco (2013), and the Drawing Center, New York (2014). Goodroad has been the recipient of the Millay Colony [...]
In recognition of Earth Day, we share this collection of art that has a common theme, the tree. Artists such as Monet, O’Keefe, Escher, Christo and many more, make us reflect upon the form, beauty and significance of the tree. Whether symbolized as the Tree of Life, as done so by Haring and Klimt, reflected [...]
Two shows running at the deYoung, Bouquets to Art (one week only April 14-19) and Botticelli to Braque (now through May 31) Edward Ruscha Bouquets to Art, now in its 31st year, is the deYoung Museum’s annual springtime exhibition of floral arrangements inspired by art. These highly creative botanical arrangements, by some of the Bay Area’s most talented and renowned floral designers, [...]
How to make a Photo Transfer - what to use and how to do it Michelle Williams, a Manager here at FLAX, is an avid scrapbooker who decided to try Gel Transfers for the first time. “I wanted to use some of my old photographs of the family in a creative way that wouldn’t harm the [...]
Each year we celebrate Earth Day all April long! In 2015 we donated a percentage of ALL FLAX SALES to Save the Bay. This money will go directly toward habitat restoration and free educational programs. Learn more...Earth Day 2015 For more than 50 years Save The Bay has been leading efforts to protect, preserve and restore the [...]