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cobra-sm.jpgCobra Water Mixable Oils Demo: Unlocking the secrets of painting solvent free

Oakland Store

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way @15 Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Contemporary impressionist painter Kristen Olson Stone, will give a two-hour painting demonstration from start to finish. She will enlighten attendees about the science and performance of Cobra Solvent Free oil painting.

All Cobra Water Mixable Oil colors will be 30% off the list price the day of the demo!

Please sign up to reserve your spot in this FREE demo.

sennelier-pastels-workshop-2.jpgSennelier Pastels with Camille LaPointe-Lyons

Fort Mason Store

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

2 Marina Blvd, Bldg D
San Francisco, CA 94123

Artist and educator Camille LaPointe-Lyons will be at our Fort Mason store to give a demonstration of the luxurious Sennelier Extra-Soft Pastels. These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and have an unparalleled depth, luminosity and intensity. They are made of 100% pure pigments, with no clay, binders or fillers, so that even a gentle stroke delivers a solid, powerful line of brilliant color. They are lightfast enough to hold color for centuries. Learn about these amazing pastels and try them for yourself!


goldenazworkshopatoz.jpgGolden A to Z Free Lecture

Oakland Store

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way @15 Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Please join us for this popular event hosted by well known artist and author Tesia Blackburn. The Golden lecture/demo is a two-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums with an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities.

tesia2014.jpgCome learn about pigments, different viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing. You will see how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Tesia will discuss how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. This lecture covers lightfastness for pigments, proper acrylic priming techniques, and health and safety concerns. Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture/demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression, and a free packet of literature and samples.

Tesia Blackburn has been a GOLDEN Certified Instructor since 2000. A working artist in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years, Tesia received her BFA from the Academy of Art in 1984, studied lithography at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990 and received her Master’s of Art in 1992 at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Her work is collected both locally and internationally with patrons as far away as Tokyo. Learn more about Tesia at her website, acrylicdiva.com. Tesia's book Acrylic Paint with Passion was published by North Light books in 2014.

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More Upcoming 2017 Workshops!

Cobra Water Mixable Painting Classroom  February 4, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Store

Photo Transfer with Michelle February 4, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Cobra Water Mixable Painting Classroom  February 4, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Demo February 11, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Sennelier Pastels with Camille LaPointe-Lyons - February 18, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Tessia Blackburn on Golden February 25, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store

Screen Printing with Jacquard-  March 11, time TBA, Oakland Store

Past Workshops & Events

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

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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