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Workshops & Events

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generalpencil-kathyhanson1.jpgPainting with Pencils: General Pencil Workshop

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Oakland Store, 1pm - 3pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94612

In demand Genral Pencil artist Kathi Hanson will be here at FLAX Oakland for our Painting with Color Pencils workshop. This workshop includes lots of great demos by Kathi Hanson and quick & easy hands on exercises using water‐soluble graphite and watercolor pencils. Learn twelve cool techniques for creating unique visuals with water pencils AND eight different ways to manipulate Sketch & Wash pencils to create painted effects, unique textures, patterns, bold accent lines, grisaille effects, controlled value exchanges, and more. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of unique pencil art.

kathi-headshot-green-shirt-.jpgKathi Hanson has been teaching workshops across the U.S.A.and Canada for the past thirty years. She is known for her vast knowledge of subject matter and unique special effect techniques in multiple mediums. Her workshops are very popular due to her creative, informative, teaching style and the personal attention she gives to each student. Kathi has won several awards for her work, has published over 75 art related articles in national art magazines, collaborated/created artwork for several Art Technique books on the market, and has created a variety of instructional painting technique DVD’s available through websites and local art stores. For the past seven years Kathi has also spent portion of each year on the road sharing her varied art techniques with college students in Foundations, Sequential, Painting and Illustration departments and conducting.

Sign up now to get a seat at this popular event.

This is a free event!

paint-and-brush-graphic.jpgLaurel Burch Book Coloring Event 

C&T Publishing

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Oakland Store, 1pm - 3pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94612

East Bay Laurel Burch fans, now's your time to indulge in everything Laurel Burch! FLAX and Laurel Burch go way back, our dear friends daughter Aarin will be here at the Oakland FLAX to share stories about here mom, and share her incredible images now found in coloring books.

C&T Publishing along with Aarin Burch are sharing their new coloring books and letting you do some preview coloring. Aarin is bringing her mom's palette of pens so you can color the way Laurel used to. Also check out some of her mom's memorabilia.

Seats are limited so please sign up ahead of time for this free event.

Past Workshops & Events

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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