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Workshops & Events

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OAKLAND KIDS-CRAFT DAY

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 - 1pm – 3pm

FLAX, Oakland
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Oakland, CA 94612

Free Event

Join our own Miss Maggie of FLAX's Kids Department while she leads this fun day of crafts for kids. Each Kids-Craft Day features a different seasonal project. For this Kids-Craft Day, the kids will be creating something special for mom!

Bring your little one in for this free event, no need to sign up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 


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Kuretake Lettering Workshop

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 - 1pm – 3pm

FLAX, Oakland
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Oakland, CA 94612

Zig Kuretake, makers of our favorite pens and brush pens, will be here to demonstrate the art of lettering using their fine assortment of pens. Join Kuretake artist Jasmine Marquardt for this hands on free workshop at our Oakland location.

Sign up to reserve a seat.

 

 


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CAM Cartoonist-in-Residence

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 - 11am – 2pm

FLAX, Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd, Building D

San Francisco, CA 94123

Free Event

We are partnering once again with the Cartoon Art Museum hosting their traveling Cartoonist-in-Residence program at our beautiful San Francisco Fort Mason location. Enjoy a family friendly event exploring the creative process of cartooning. Visitors can see cartoonists at work and engage with them directly while they promote their latest projects and passions.

 


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FLAX semi-annual Pen Faire & Sale

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 - 11am – 3pm

FLAX, Oakland
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Oakland, CA 94612

Attention Fine Pen enthusiasts, FLAX art & design is hosting their Semi Annual Pen Faire on Saturday May 21, from 11am to 3pm.

Representatives from Visconti, Waterford, Aurora, Montegrappa, Fisher, Regal, Lamy, Pilot/Namiki, Faber-Castell, Tombow, Yasutomo, Caran d'Ache, Vuarnet, and e+m just to name a few, will be at FLAX with hard to find pens for you to ogle and enjoy.

This year's event will be held at our new flagship store in Oakland.

FLAX has been hosting this event for over 20 years educating the public on these fine writing instruments. All hard to find pens can be special ordered that day from the guest representatives through FLAX at deeply discounted prices. All fine pens will be offered at 20% off! Fine Pen accessories such as hard to find inks, sealing wax, writing paper and other fine accoutrements will also be available. 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.

 


Past Workshops & Events

Laurel Burch Coloring Book Event - March 26th, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Rublev Oils: Secrets of the Old Masters - March 12th, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Cartoonist-in-Residence - Matt Harding - February 13th, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

General Pencil Workshop - Utilizing Pencil Pigments in Mixed Media with Kathi Hanson - January 23rd, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Cartoonist-in-Residence - Rachel Dukes - January 9th, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Blue Orange Games Day - December 12th & 19th, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Puddin & Jam, Tunes for the Holidays - December 12, 2015, 12:15 pm

Poems on the Spot with Karen Benke - November 28, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

San Francisco Semi-Annual Pen Faire & Sale - November 21, 2015, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fort Mason Center Store Grand OpeningNovember 7 - 8, 2015

Plein Air Painting at Fort Mason CenterNovember 7, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Pumpkin PaintingOctober 24, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Live Drawing with Michael Capozzola - January 10, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Pentel Arts Inking WorkshopJanuary 17, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

SF Safe Art ProgramJanuary 24, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Aqua Wash and Fabriano Printing - February 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dreamweaver Stencils and PowdersFebruary 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sennelier Acrylics WorkshopMarch 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

C&T Transfers & Mixed Media WorkshopMarch 14, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Strathmore Printmaking Paper & Gelli Prints WorkshopMarch 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sennelier Watercolor and Raphael Aquasoft BrushesApril 11, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Blue Orange Games ChallengeApril 25, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The San Francisco Pen Faire & SaleMay 2, 2015, 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolors SeminarMay 9, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Jess ZepedaMay 16, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Pamela RhodesMay 23, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Golden A to Z of AcrylicsMay 23, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

FLAX Live Artist Series featuring SFWA'S Fine Artist: Julie MarshMay 30, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

DecoArt Media Acrylics WorkshopJune 20, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Montana Community Mural Event & SaleJuly 18, 2015, 1 – 4 pm

KIDSFEST Creative Arts FestivalJuly 25, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm

Intro to ScreenprintingAugust 1, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

San Francisco Center for the Book Pop-Up EventAugust 8, 2015, 1 – 5 pm

Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine DemoAugust 15, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

R&F Encaustic WorkshopAugust 22, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Moab Demo and Try it StationSeptember 5, 2015, 12 – 5 pm

Kuretake Brush Lettering WorkshopSeptember 12, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

R&F Mixed Media and TransfersSeptember 26, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Painting with Gouache by Winsor & NewtonOctober 10, 2015, 1 – 4 pm

Everything GoldenOctober 16, 2015, 4 – 6 pm

Sketch and Go with Don Colley, Faber Castel and Stillman & Birn Sketch booksOctober 17, 2015, 2 – 5 pm

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