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FLAX Annual KIDSFEST, Oakland Store

Saturday, July 30th, 2016 - 11am – 2pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94612

Please join us for our eagerly anticipated always celebrated annual Kidsfest, a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children and their parents.

This year’s theme is Under the Sea! Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little diver, swimmer, sunfish, mermaid or merman and enjoy this festive day while your child has a blast exploring their creative side. Kidsfest is a not-to-be-missed event, and it’s always FREE!

Special musical guests... The Krackens!

Sing along with Justin and Carrie as they perform old time classics, sea shanties, and other great songs about the big blue sea. Audience participation expected!

Incredible lineup of activities...

This year we have a wonderful range of interactive events and demonstrations, crafts, face painting, fun games and so much more.

Children under the age of 14 are required to have adult supervision.


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Daniel Smith Watercolor Workshop

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 @ both store locations!


Fort Mason Store, 11am - 1pm

2 Marina Blvd, Bldg D
San Francisco, CA 94123


Oakland Store, 3pm - 5pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94512

Join us for an Intimate conversation with John Cogley, owner of DANIEL SMITH Inc. Curious about Quinacridone pigments, wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets its name or how DANIEL SMITH tests pigments for lightfastness? John will explain all this. This workshop is your chance to get your questions answered directly from the master.

The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You will see firsthand lab paint outs, and minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and more.

Following will be a overview of the complete DANIEL SMITH watercolor line up and the very fun opportunity to put paint to paper! Create your own color palette with any number of colors by dabbing “dots” on WC paper, and spend some time painting.

We will be hosting hosting these workshops at both the Oakland and Fort Mason stores! Fort Mason will be from 11:00 to 1:00 and Oakland's workshop will be from 3:00 to 5:00.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints will be on sale the day of the event at 30% off!

Sign up now seats are limited!

Past Workshops & Events

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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