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Workshops & Events

We hold all our workshops in the San Francisco store, and they are always free. They often fill to capacity before the event date, so don’t delay – sign up now!

See our full calendar of upcoming events.

 

montana.jpgMontana Community Mural Event & Sale

July 18, 2015, 1 – 4 pm

Montana Mania! Join us for a day of everything Montana and help us paint our next mural. We'll have local mural artists on hand to show you techniques and give you tips while you get hands on experience during this community event. Bring your own DIY articles, like t-shirts or artwork, to spray paint and try your hand at paint markers too. Come for the fun and stay for the raffle prizes. No need to sign up, just show up. Don't miss this fun filled FREE event!

Stock up on your favorite colors because we're offering everything Montana at 20% off!

 

kidfest.jpgKIDSFEST Creative Arts Festival

July 25, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm

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 the San Francisco Gold Rush! Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little miners and western pioneers 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 FREE!

 

002dd72a-05fc-433a-bbae-dd7ca792773c.jpgIntro to Screenprinting

Aug 1, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

T-shirts, posters, cards, you name it -Rick has screened it! Join local artist Rick Kitagawa while he takes you through the steps of screen printing. Learn the various techniques and endless possibilities using the Jacquard printmaking products. He will also include some of his mixed media ideas using the printing process. Watch and learn and then come up to the table to try it for yourself! Sign up early this class has limited attendance.

 

newcameo-frontmatflowers.jpgSilhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine Demo

Aug 15, 2015, 1 – 3 pm

Cut like a pro! Our own Crystal Gonzalez will be demonstrating the amazing and versatile Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine. With the Cameo's intricate cutting ability, you can make custom cards, 3D paper crafts, vinyl decor, apparel, scrap book pages, custom silicon stamps, and sketch pen artwork. It's so easy you can use the included software to choose a ready made designs or use your own image from your computer, the possibilities are endless. Our in-house artist Crystal Gonzales designs many of our own FLAX decorations using the Cameo and has become an expert at using this incredible machine. Just stop by, no need to sign up to discover this ultimate DIY dream...

 

raven-iacono-in-the-beginning-148x148.jpgR&F Encaustic Workshop

Aug 22, 2015, 1 – 2 pm

Join us along with artist Raven Iacono while she demonstrates the vast possibilities you can achieve with R&F Encaustic Paints and mediums. Raven will be encouraging you to not only try encaustic painting but will also show you anything goes with this ancient art form. You will have fun learning how to properly incorporate wax, paint and mixed media while also learning safe studio practices using heat. Find out how you can incorporate almost anything into wax including paper scraps, graphite, photos, fabric, and also Raven's favorite thing to use-- The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils. If you love making photo transfers her method gives some of the best results!

 

2015 Workshops & Events

Live Drawing with Michael CapozzolaJanuary 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 WorkshopMar 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

 

2014 Workshops & Events

Pitt Artist Pens with Kelly Avery, Drawing WorkshopNovember 15, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Explore Golden Paints with Seth Golden - November 8, 1:00 - 3:00pm

San Francisco Pen Faire & Sale - November 1, 2014 (next one: May 2015)

The Great Rubber Stamp Event - October 18, 2014

MTN Water Based Spray Paint – Try it Event and Workshop - October 11, 2014

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials - September 27, 2014

Moab Digital Papers Workshop - September 13, 2014

Copic Marker Table Top Demo - August 26, 2014

Screen Printing Workshop - September 6, 2014

Logan Mat Cutting Demo - August 16, 2014

A to Z of Acrylics with Artist Tesia Blackburn, & Book Signing - August 9, 2014

Montana Aerosol Workshop - August 2, 2014

Kidsfest - July 27, 2014 (next one: July 25, 2015)

Image Transfer with Encaustics Workshop - July 19, 2014

Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Demo - July 12, 2014

Watercolor with Winsor & Newton - June 28, 2014

Crescent Workshop Featuring Krink Markers and Rendr Books - June 21, 2014

Williamsburg Oils Table-top Demo - June 7, 2014

SolarFast Seminar—Sun-powered Photography and Printmaking - May 31, 2014

Liquitex Acrylics Workshop - May 24, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils Tabletop Demo - May 17, 2014

San Francisco Pen Faire & Sale - May 3, 2014

Aqua Wash Printing Inks - April 26, 2014

“Making Art” with Ed Brickler, Discussion and Book Signing - April 12, 2014

Michael Harding Artist Oil Colours - April 5, 2014

Watercolor Pencil Drawing Workshop - April 5, 2014

Book Signing with Austin Kleon - April 1, 2014

Mixed Media Art with Jacquard - March 29, 2014

Transfer This! Workshop - March 15, 2014

Flashe Acrylic Paint Workshop - February 8, 2014

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