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Workshops & Events

We hold all our workshops in the San Francisco store, and they are always free. They often fill to capacity before the event date, so don’t delay – sign up now!

See our full calendar of upcoming events.

 

sfcfb.pngSan Francisco Center for the Book Workshop

August 8, 2015, 1 – 5 pm

We are excited to work with the San Francisco Center for the Book with this all day workshop. SFCB will be bringing a tabletop printing press so you can have a hands on opportunity to print a free bookmark! They will also demonstrate bookbinding with make-and-take activities for you to try.

The folks at Center for the Book will be conducting 15 minute group sessions between 1:00 and 5:00. When you sign up, please indicate what time you would like to join them, or stop by the store that day and sit in with the next open group!

 

newcameo-frontmatflowers.jpgSilhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine Demo

August 15, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Cut like a pro! Our own Crystal Gonzalez will be demonstrating the amazing and versatile Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine. With the Cameo's intricate cutting ability, you can make custom cards, 3D paper crafts, vinyl decor, apparel, scrap book pages, custom silicon stamps, and sketch pen artwork. It's so easy you can use the included software to choose a ready made designs or use your own image from your computer, the possibilities are endless. Our in-house artist Crystal Gonzales designs many of our own FLAX decorations using the Cameo and has become an expert at using this incredible machine.

No need to sign up, just show up to discover this ultimate DIY dream...

 

raven-iacono-in-the-beginning-148x148.jpgR&F Encaustic Workshop

August 22, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Join us along with artist Raven Iacono while she demonstrates the vast possibilities you can achieve with R&F Encaustic Paints and mediums. Raven will be encouraging you to not only try encaustic painting but will also show you anything goes with this ancient art form. You will have fun learning how to properly incorporate wax, paint and mixed media while also learning safe studio practices using heat. Find out how you can incorporate almost anything into wax including paper scraps, graphite, photos, fabric, and also Raven's favorite thing to use-- The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils. If you love making photo transfers her method gives some of the best results! Please sign up above.

 

moab.jpgMoab Demo and Try it Station

September 5, 2015, 12 – 5 pm

"When traveling in the land of your imagination, MOAB takes you beyond the borders of the ordinary" MOAB printing master, Evan Parker, will be here at Flax for a day of indulgence into this elite printing paper. Find out why artists and professionals ask for this exceptional archival printing paper by name. Bring a thumb drive of on of your images and see for yourself the quality and beauty of MOAB paper. This is a must see for graduating students and professionals alike. Don't miss this free event. All supplies will be provided by MOAB by Legion Paper. Come try it out!

 

2015 Workshops & Events

Live Drawing with Michael CapozzolaJanuary 10, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Pentel Arts Inking WorkshopJanuary 17, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

SF Safe Art ProgramJanuary 24, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Aqua Wash and Fabriano Printing - February 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dreamweaver Stencils and PowdersFebruary 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sennelier Acrylics WorkshopMarch 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

C&T Transfers & Mixed Media WorkshopMarch 14, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Strathmore Printmaking Paper & Gelli Prints WorkshopMarch 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sennelier Watercolor and Raphael Aquasoft BrushesApril 11, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Blue Orange Games ChallengeApril 25, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The San Francisco Pen Faire & SaleMay 2, 2015, 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolors SeminarMay 9, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Jess ZepedaMay 16, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Pamela RhodesMay 23, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Golden A to Z of AcrylicsMay 23, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Julie MarshMay 30, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

DecoArt Media Acrylics WorkshopJune 20, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Montana Community Mural Event & SaleJuly 18, 2015, 1 – 4 pm

KIDSFEST Creative Arts FestivalJuly 25, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm

Intro to ScreenprintingAugust 1, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

 

2014 Workshops & Events

Pitt Artist Pens with Kelly Avery, Drawing WorkshopNovember 15, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Explore Golden Paints with Seth Golden - November 8, 1:00 - 3:00pm

San Francisco Pen Faire & Sale - November 1, 2014 (next one: May 2015)

The Great Rubber Stamp Event - October 18, 2014

MTN Water Based Spray Paint – Try it Event and Workshop - October 11, 2014

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials - September 27, 2014

Moab Digital Papers Workshop - September 13, 2014

Copic Marker Table Top Demo - August 26, 2014

Screen Printing Workshop - September 6, 2014

Logan Mat Cutting Demo - August 16, 2014

A to Z of Acrylics with Artist Tesia Blackburn, & Book Signing - August 9, 2014

Montana Aerosol Workshop - August 2, 2014

Kidsfest - July 27, 2014 (next one: July 25, 2015)

Image Transfer with Encaustics Workshop - July 19, 2014

Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Demo - July 12, 2014

Watercolor with Winsor & Newton - June 28, 2014

Crescent Workshop Featuring Krink Markers and Rendr Books - June 21, 2014

Williamsburg Oils Table-top Demo - June 7, 2014

SolarFast Seminar—Sun-powered Photography and Printmaking - May 31, 2014

Liquitex Acrylics Workshop - May 24, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils Tabletop Demo - May 17, 2014

San Francisco Pen Faire & Sale - May 3, 2014

Aqua Wash Printing Inks - April 26, 2014

“Making Art” with Ed Brickler, Discussion and Book Signing - April 12, 2014

Michael Harding Artist Oil Colours - April 5, 2014

Watercolor Pencil Drawing Workshop - April 5, 2014

Book Signing with Austin Kleon - April 1, 2014

Mixed Media Art with Jacquard - March 29, 2014

Transfer This! Workshop - March 15, 2014

Flashe Acrylic Paint Workshop - February 8, 2014

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