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Workshops & Events

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pen-faire-poster-2017-may-600x600.jpgOakland Pen Faire & Sale

Oakland Store

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

This one-of-a-kind event is the best way to sample a variety of pens and find the one that is just right for you, and at a special price. Treat yourself and others to a great gift. Whether you are an enthusiast or a novice you will be sure to find the right pen at the right price.

20% Discount on ALL fine pens including special orders placed with our guest vendors

Click here for more info and a full list of featured vendors.




john-muir-laws-workshop-3-sm.jpgReinventing the Wheel with John Muir Laws: Color Theory that Works!

Oakland Store

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

*This workshop is now full, but you can still pick up a copy of John Muir Laws new book, The Laws Guide to NATURE DRAWING and JOURNALING, along with the accompanying SKETCHBOOK at our Oakland Store location!

John Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator and artist. He is the author of "The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds", "The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling" and ''The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling", and has a strong following here in the Bay Area.


linocut-printmaking-workshop.jpgLINOCUT PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

with Carmen McNall

Oakland Store

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are pleased to announce, local Artist Carmen McNall, will be teaching a new block-printing class, here at FLAX! In this 3-hour workshop students will explore the basics of linoleum block carving and learn the skills to create an original print from start to finish. Carmen will take you through the block printing process, and teach the skills and give you the tools to confidently print on your own.

*All materials will be provided including a 4"x6" easy carve block, carving set, ink roller, small tube of black printmaking ink and a bamboo baron for hand printing.

*Please arrive with a simple 4"x6" drawing you would like to carve into your linoleum block or inspiration and ideas for your print. There will be templates available if you don't have a planned image.

*No experience in art or printmaking is necessary. This class is great for those who have never tried printmaking and want to learn the basics, or those who might be rusty in their skills.

Sign through our Workshops form above or call the store (510) 867-2324 for more information or to sign up for the class. Fees will be collected over the phone through Customer Service or in person at the store when you sign up.

Fees $80

Seats are limited so please sign up early (in-store or by phone or online)


sunde-whitecard-making-collagefree-workshop-.jpgSunde White Card Making & Collage Workshop

Oakland Store

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

You love her cards, now meet the artist!

Join us for this very exciting workshop with the popular and much loved local artist, Sunde White. By using stencils made herself and by passing on tons of art tips and techniques, Sunde will help you create your own works of art and more importantly, she hopes to inspire you to create your own artwork in the future.

Sign-up now for this free, family friendly worksop!

More Upcoming 2017 Workshops!

Open Studios at FLAX Oakland -  Sat, June 10, 11am - Sunday, June 11, 6pm, Oakland Store

Kids-Craft Day -  Saturday, June 10, 11am - 1pm, Oakland Store

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Lecture and Demo -  Saturday, June 17, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Past Workshops & Events

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Lecture & Demo - May 20, Oakland Store

Speedball Mono Gelli Prints & Block Printing - May 13, Fort Mason Store

Jacquard Screen Printing Workshop - May 6, Fort Mason Store

Kids-Craft Day, Mother's Day Craft - May 6, Oakland Store

SF MUNI Art Project 2017 Kick Off Event - April 30, Fort Mason Store

Sennelier Acrylic Workshop - April 29, Oakland Store 

Daniel Smith Watercolor Demo - April 29, Fort Mason Store

Strathmore Watercolor Postcard Demo - April 28, Oakland Store

FLAX Oakland 1 Year Anniversary Event - April 8, Oakland Store

Golden Water Media Classroom -

Lascaux Acrylics Demo - March 25, 2017, Fort Mason Store

Book Arts with Friends of Montclair Library - March 25, 2017, Oakland Store

Liquitex Lecture and Demo - March 18, 2017, Oakland Store

Crochet Jam with Remekon O'Arwisters - March 12, 2017, Oakland Store

Screen Printing with Jacquard - March 11, 2017, Oakland Store

Cobra Water Mixable Oils - March 4, 2017, Oakland Store

Golden A to Z Free Lecture - February 25, 2017, Oakland Store

Sennelier Pastels Demo - February 18, 2017, Oakland Store

We Paint: An Evening with Bobby Arte February 11, 2017, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Demo February 11, 2017, Oakland Store

Kids-Craft Day February 10, 2017, Oakland Store; February 12, 2017, Fort Mason Center Store

Cobra Water Mixable Oils Painting Classroom February 4, 2017, Fort Mason Center Store

Photo Transferring with Michelle February 4, 2017, Oakland Store

Sennelier Pastels with Camille LaPointe-Lyons January 21, 2017

Raphael Soft Aqua & Sennelier Watercolor Table Top Demo December 17, 2016

Pixar Artists Mathew Luhn & Valerie LaPointe - Book Signing Event, Oakland Store December 10, 2016

Marabu Products Demo, Oakland Store December 7, 2016

Oakland Kids-Craft Day: Pinecone Critters, Oakland Store December 3, 2016

Seth Golden on Everything Golden & Williamsburg, Oakland Store November 20, 2016

FLAX Oakland Pen Faire & Sale, Oakland Store November 19, 2016

Rembrandt Soft Pastels Demo, Oakland Store November 12, 2016

FLAX Fort Mason One Year Anniversary Event, Fort Mason Store November 5, 2016

1st Friday ARC Youth Fest Art Tour Community Event, Oakland Store November 4, 2016

Jacquard Mixed Media Workshop with Rick Kitagawa, Oakland Store October 29, 2016

Mixed Media Holiday Card Making with Raven Iacono, Fort Mason Store - October 29, 2016

Kids Halloween Event: Pumpkin Painting, Oakland & Fort Mason Store - October 22nd and 23rd, 2016

Michael Harding on Michael Harding Oils & Mediums, Oakland Store - October 20th, 2016

18th Annual Self As Super Hero Exhibit, presented by Attitudinal Healing Connection, Oakland Store - October 1st, 2016

Mixed Media Workshop: Holiday Card Making with Raven Iacono, Oakland Store September 24th, 2016

The Art of Laurel Burch Coloring Book Event, Oakland Store September 17th, 2016

Sennelier Mixed Media Workshop with Cindy Shih, Oakland Store August 20th, 2016

Kids-Craft Day, San Francisco Store August 14th, 2016

Daniel Smith Watercolor Workshop, both Oakland and San Francisco Stores August 6th, 2016

Kidsfest, Oakland StoreJuly 30th, 2016

Flax Mural Event feat. artists  Natty Rebel, Oakland Store July 16th, 2016

The GOLDEN "A to Z" of Acylics, Oakland Store - July 9th, 2016

Liquitex Acrylics & Mediums Demo - July 2nd, 2016

Lascaux Acrylics Workshop - June 25th, 2016

Everything Liquitex Tabletop Demo - June 24th, 2016

W&N Watercolors Tabletop Demo - June 23rd, 2016

W&N Watercolors Lecture - June 18th, 2016

CAM Cartoonist-in-Residence: Ajuan Mance June 1st, 2016

Kids-Craft Day, Oakland June 1st, 2016

C&T Mixed Media Workshop June 4th, 2016

Kids-Craft Day - May 22nd, 2016

Flax semi-annual Pen Faire & Sale - May 21st, 2016

R&F Painting Sticks Workshop - May 21st, 2016

R&F Painting with Encaustics Workshop - May 14th, 2016

CAM Cartoonist-in-Residence - Melissa Pagluica - May 14th, 2016

Kuretake Lettering Workshop - May 7th, 2016

Oakland Kids-Craft Day - April 30th, 2016

Laurel Burch Coloring Book Event - March 26th, 2016

Rublev Oils: Secrets of the Old Masters - March 12th, 2016

Cartoonist-in-Residence - Matt Harding - February 13th, 2016

General Pencil Workshop - Utilizing Pencil Pigments in Mixed Media with Kathi Hanson - January 23rd, 2016

Cartoonist-in-Residence - Rachel Dukes - January 9th, 2016


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