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Oakland Kids-Craft Day: Holiday Edition

Oakland Store

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 11am - 1pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way@15 Street

Oakland, CA 94612

Join our own Miss Maggie of FLAX's Kids Department while she leads this fun day of crafts for kids. Each Kid's Craft Day features a different seasonal project. For this kids-craft day, Miss Maggie will be at our Oakland store, instructing the kids on how to create their own Pinecone Critters! Bring your little one along for this free event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This is a FREE drop in event! No need to sign up.


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Marabu Products Demo:  Glass Paint, Marbling & Art Crayons with Celia Buchanan

Oakland Store

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 5pm - 6:30pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way @15 Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Mixed media artist, educator and materials consultant Celia Buchanan, will be introducing you to a few product favorites from Marabu, a German line of high quality, specialist paints that are new to FLAX! The Marabu glass paints, marbling kits and paint crayons will all be featured in this demo.

Please sign up for this FREE event!


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Pixar Artists, Mathew Luhn and Valerie LaPointe

Oakland Store

Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 1pm - 3pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way @15 Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Pixar Story Artist Valerie LaPointe and Pixar Veteran Matthew Luhn will be at our FLAX Oakland store for a ONE DAY ONLY book signing event!

See Valerie draw her favorite fashions from her new Coloring and Drawing Book 100 Years of Fashion and Fun! Buy a copy and have her sign it along with a Pixar character or fashion drawing! Pixar Veteran Matthew Luhn will also be drawing Pixar characters and signing his nationwide best-selling book: How To Draw Cartoon Pets!

This all ages event is the perfect opportunity to get in some holiday shopping. Drawing supplies and 'how to' books make great holiday gifts for anyone who enjoys creativity. A personal inscription from the artist makes it a gift to be cherished!

This is a FREE drop in event, no need to sign up.


Upcoming Workshops

Sennelier Watercolor Sets & Raphael Softaqua Brushes: An Introduction & Drop-In Demo with Andrew Cook December 17, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store


Past Workshops & Events

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

Blue Orange Games Day - December 12th & 19th, 2015

Puddin & Jam, Tunes for the Holidays - December 12, 2015

Poems on the Spot with Karen Benke - November 28, 2015

San Francisco Semi-Annual Pen Faire & Sale - November 21, 2015

Fort Mason Center Store Grand OpeningNovember 7 - 8, 2015

Plein Air Painting at Fort Mason CenterNovember 7, 2015

Pumpkin PaintingOctober 24, 2015

Sketch and Go with Don Colley, Faber Castel and Stillman & Birn Sketch books - October 17, 2015

Everything Golden - October 16, 2015

Painting with Gouache by Winsor & Newton - October 10, 2015

R&F Mixed Media and TransfersSeptember 26, 2015

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