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Book Arts with the Friends of Montclair Library

Oakland Store

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

FLAX is hosting a collage workshop for adults in conjunction with the Montclair Library's 5th Annual UNBOUND Book Art & Craft Contest!

Jeni Paltiel of the Friends of Montclair Library will lead this workshop exploring collage techniques and play with words and paper to make art from discarded books. If you choose, you can enter your finished work in FOML’s annual UNBOUND Book Art & Craft contest at the event. Books and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own materials if you have a specific project in mind.

Please sign up for this FREE workshop!


Lascaux Artists' Acrylics Demo

Fort Mason Store


Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

Lascaux acrylics are superb, Swiss made, highly pigmented, smoothly ground artist grade paints. With a texture and feel normally preserved for oil paints, we guarantee you will see and feel the difference. Try out these incredible acrylics for yourself at this free workshop!

Fun fact: Lascaux paint is the only acrylic paint artist Sol Lewitt used on his murals as seen here in Loopy Doopy at SF MOMA. (Did you know, all Lascaux acrylic paint used for this mural was provided by FLAX?)


Please sign up for this FREE workshop. Seats are limited.



Golden Water Media Classroom: with Tesia Blackburn

Oakland Store


Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1pm - 5pm

What is watermedia? Using water as the medium, Tesia will demonstrate several techniques using Golden Acrylics in a watercolor-like fashion. She'll also introduce you to Qor, Golden's watercolor paint that FLAX sells in sets. These are two very different types of paint. Tesia will demonstrate both of these, go over their various properties and then you will work with them to create at least two and possibly three (time permitting) artworks.

This is a paid classroom through Tesia Blackburn and Golden Artist Colors.

Class fees: $59.00 All paints, mediums and gels are provided.

Class will be four hours of professional instruction.



A roll of paper towels

A watercolor pad no larger than 9" x 12".

A palette such as foam paper plates or butcher tray

Various soft brushes like the Series 7

Two-three plastic palette knives

Scrapers, paint shapers and other mark making tools

All above mentioned materials can be purchased through FLAX


PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Please sign up here on Tesia's Eventbrite page: flax-watermedia.eventbrite.com

More Upcoming 2017 Workshops!

Golden Water Media Classroom -  April 1, 1pm - 5pm, Oakland Store

FLAX Oakland Anniversary Celebration -  April 8, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Liquitex Lecture & Demo -  April 15, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Strathmore Watercolor Postcard Demo -  April 28, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Past Workshops & Events

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

Raphael Soft Aqua & Sennelier Watercolor Table Top Demo December 17, 2016

Pixar Artists Mathew Luhn & Valerie LaPointe - Book Signing Event, Oakland Store December 10, 2016

Marabu Products Demo, Oakland Store December 7, 2016

Oakland Kids-Craft Day: Pinecone Critters, Oakland Store December 3, 2016

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


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