Workshops & Events

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Oakland Kids-Craft Day

Saturday, February 10th, 11am - 1pm

Oakland Store

Join us for this free Valentine's Day craft project for kids lead by our own Miss Maggie of the FLAX Oakland Kid's department.  Maggie will be showing the kids how to make a festive Valentine to take home.  These Kid's Craft events throughout the year are loved by kids and parents alike.

This is a free, drop-in event!



Princeton Brush Exchange

Princeton Brush Exchange

Saturday, February 10th, 1pm - 3pm

Fort Mason Store

Ready for a new Brush?  Bring us an old, tired brush and through the Princeton Brush Exchange we will give you a brand new replacement!  Join us at the Fort Mason FLAX store for this exceptional program courtesy of Michael Hammer-brush expert at Princeton Brush Company.  Have any questions for Michael? Wonder if you're taking proper care of your brushes? Want to know the difference in hair, sizes and shapes? This will be your opportunity to talk to our go-to, friendly brush expert for advice. 

Drop by between 1:00 and 3:00 to meet Michael and find out first hand why we love Princeton brushes. (No need to sign-up for this free drop-in event)

Portraits in Charcoal with Andrew Ameral, Director of the Golden Gate Atelier


Saturday, February 17th, 1pm - 5pm

Oakland Store

We are excited to partner with Andrew Ameral, Director of the Golden Gate Atelier who will personally be here to show you the art of portrait drawing in charcoal. Our friends over at the Oakland Golden Gate Atelier are well known for their instruction in the classical approach to painting and drawing and now they want to show you what the Golden Gate Atelier has to offer. Andrew will be drawing from the model, while discussing how he sets up the portrait and methods of charcoal drawing.

This event is free and the first 10 people to sign up can draw along with Andrew behind him. There will also be standing room available for those who would just like to watch! A list of materials needed to participate is provided bellow. All materials will be offered for attendees at 10% off!

Materials needed (for first 10 participants who sign up): Canson Mi-Tiente Paper (Sky Blue or Pebble), Vine Charcoal, Chamois, Kneaded Rubber, Sanding Block, Fan Brush, General's Chalk Pencil, Drawing / Drafting Board, Masking (Artist) Taped

Please sign up for this free workshop

Past Workshops & Events

Batik Silk Painting Workshop for Kids - December 9, 11am - 1pm, Fort Mason

Kids-Craft Day: Make your own Snowman - December 2, 11am - 1pm, Oakland Store

Semi- Annual Oakland Pen Faire & Sale - November 18, 12pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Sketch & Go with Don Colley - November 17, 3pm - 5pm, Fort Mason Store

Sketch & Go with Don Colley -  November 13, 3pm - 5pm, Oakland Store

Batik Silk Painting Workshop for Kids - November 11, 11am - 1pm, Oakland Store

Oakland Kids-Craft Day - Pumpking Painting Event October 28, 11am - 1pm, Oakland Store

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials October 21, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Workshop October 15, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Oakland Print Fair October 14-15 Oakland Store

Big Stick Charcoal Workshop October 7, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Indigo Dying Workshop with Jacquard's Indigo Tie Dye Kit September 30, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

The End of Summer of Love Event September 23, 12pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

The Great Rubber Stamp & Card Making Event September 24, 12pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Water Soluble Oils vs Acryclics: Cobra & Amsterdam - September 16, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Gamblin's Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials - September 16, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Center Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Workshop September 9, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Big Stick Charcoal Demo September 9, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Sennelier Abstract Acrylic & New Raymar Artfix Panels - September 2, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Charbonnel Printmaking Inks Workshop - August 26, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

R&F Encaustics and Pigment Sticks -August 19, Oakland Store

Annual Kidsfest - July 29, Oakland Store

Speedball Gel Plate Workshop with Sharon Jue - July 22, Oakland Store

R&F Pigment Sticks - July 15, Fort Mason Center Store

Landscapes with Sennelier Pastels - July 15, Oakland Store

Sunde White Card Making & Collage - July 1, Oakland Store

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Lecture and Demo - June 17, Fort Mason Center Store

Reinventing the Color Wheel with John Muir Laws - May 30, Oakland Store

Bi-Annual Pen Faire - May 27, Oakland Store

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