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.
October 10, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
Join local artist April Dawn Parker while she demonstrates why Gouache is one of her favorite mediums. Discover the mystery of this matte, opaque watercolor and gain a new appreciation for it's versatility and surface beauty. This will be a hands on FREE workshop where seats are limited. Please sign up early at the store or on our website.
April Dawn Parker combines geometry with natural occurrences of geometric forms to create abstract landscapes. Her work explores the complementary tension between abstract thought and organic expression. Parker has worked in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Connecticut and New York. She graduated from Brown University, with a BA with Honors, and completed one year of graduate study at Yale University School of Art in the MFA Graphic Design program. She currently works from studios in both San Francisco and Sausalito. Her work is in numerous public and private collections and she is represented by Gallerie Citi in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.aprildawnparker.com
October 16, 2015, 4 – 6 pm
Golden on Golden. Seth Golden will be presenting everything you need to know about the Golden family of acrylic paints. Seth will be showing off his favorite lines of paint and mediums with an emphasis on the new Golden High Flow Acrylic. After the demonstration Seth will invite you up to try it out. Find out for yourself what makes this fine acrylic paint line America's number 1 choice in paints. Seth will also give an intro to Golden's line of professional Williamsburg oils. When it's over, you will walk away with a nice assortment of Golden samples. Seating is limited, so sign up early.
Please note, this is a Friday evening event, and everything Golden will be 25% off the MSRP, on Friday only!
October 17, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
Don Colley will be leading another Sketch and Go using the Faber Castel Pitt Pens. Get a brief demonstration on the Pitt Pens, receive some samples to use, and then everyone will head out into the landscape for a 1.5 hour sketchfest! Don will give you insight on the Pitt Pens, show you how to use them, and give you tips on how to capture the moment when drawing from life. Please sign up early, and don't miss out on this great workshop.
Need a Sketchbook? All Stillman and Birn Sketchbooks will be on sale that day only, at 20% off the already low price!
Additionally, all Faber Castel Pitt Pens will be 25% off the list price, that day only!
Saturday, Oct 24th, 1pm-3pm:
Come join us at the Kid's Table for a day of festive pumpkin painting. We're going to get messy as each kiddo can paint a tiny pumpkin with acrylics, googly-eyes and glue. So bring your little ghosts and goblins and be prepared for some creative Halloween fun!
Saturday, Oct 31st:
Flax will be celebrating Halloween with each department giving out treats or candy and a fun filled day of face painting by our very own, Crystal Gonzalez. Costumes are encouraged so be sure to bring your little witches and wizards for a day of safe and fun trick or treating. Trick or treating will be all day, and face painting will be from 2pm- 5pm.
Saturday & Sunday November 7th & 8th, 2015, 12 – 4 pm
Come celebrate our two day grand opening at our eagerly anticipated 2nd San Francisco location in Fort Mason. Join us for our opening day festivities, with live music, art and crafts make and takes, workshops, popcorn, balloons, sales and lots of staff on hand to answer all your questions. Stop by each day to partake in different activities including scheduled classes for each day.
We are very excited to share our new store with you, please stop by and say hello and join the fun!
November 8th, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
In conjunction with our Grand Opening Celebration, we are launching our Plein Aire Program where we will have French Box Easels for rent with everything you'll need to watercolor out in the beautiful bay landscape. Just bring a hat and sun glasses! Sign up to reserve your easel package. Rentals will be $65.00 each.
Live Drawing with Michael Capozzola - January 10, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Pentel Arts Inking Workshop - January 17, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
SF Safe Art Program - January 24, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Aqua Wash and Fabriano Printing - February 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Dreamweaver Stencils and Powders - February 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sennelier Acrylics Workshop - March 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
C&T Transfers & Mixed Media Workshop - March 14, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Strathmore Printmaking Paper & Gelli Prints Workshop - March 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sennelier Watercolor and Raphael Aquasoft Brushes - April 11, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Blue Orange Games Challenge - April 25, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
The San Francisco Pen Faire & Sale - May 2, 2015, 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolors Seminar - May 9, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Jess Zepeda - May 16, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Pamela Rhodes - May 23, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Golden A to Z of Acrylics - May 23, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Julie Marsh - May 30, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
DecoArt Media Acrylics Workshop - June 20, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
Montana Community Mural Event & Sale - July 18, 2015, 1 – 4 pm
KIDSFEST Creative Arts Festival - July 25, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm
Intro to Screenprinting - August 1, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
San Francisco Center for the Book Pop-Up Event - August 8, 2015, 1 – 5 pm
Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine Demo - August 15, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
R&F Encaustic Workshop - August 22, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
Moab Demo and Try it Station - September 5, 2015, 12 – 5 pm
Kuretake Brush Lettering Workshop - September 12, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
R&F Mixed Media and Transfers - September 26, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
Pitt Artist Pens with Kelly Avery, Drawing Workshop - November 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