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.

Copic Marker Table Top Demo

Date of Workshop: August 26, 2014

Copic Markers

Ever wondered why so many people insist on Copic Markers? Join Copic artist Brandi York as she takes you through the finer points of Copic products from colors and blending to airbrushing and refilling. She’ll be here to cover all the basics and more advanced techniques, as well as answer any and all questions you may have about Copic Sketch Markers and refills…

Screen Printing Workshop

Date of Workshop: September 6, 2014

Andy Warhol's famous silkscreen painting series of Marilyn Monroe.

Annette Pierson of Jacquard will go through the steps required for traditional silk screen preparation, from mixing and applying the emulsion to burning the screen. You will explore alternate methods for using the screens with stencils, as well as ‘cheater methods’ of creating images on the screen. There will also be ample opportunity to get some hands-on time with the inks using prepared screen, stencils and ‘negative space’ screens…

Logan Mat Cutting Demo

Date of Workshop: August 16, 2014

Logan, feat

Ready to start cutting your own mats? Ken Eastman, Logan mat cutting expert, will be here for an unprecedented demonstration showing all the possibilities the Logan Mat Cutting System offers. You will walk away confident to start matting your own art work! Classes like this are hard to come by, so please be sure to sign up early for this free event. All Logan Mat cutters will be offered this day only at 20% off the low Flax price!..

A to Z of Acrylics with Artist Tesia Blackburn, & Book Signing

Date of Workshop: August 9, 2014

golden feature

Please join us for this popular event hosted by well known artist 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. After the demo Tesia will be promoting her new book “Acrylic Painting with Passion”…

Montana Aerosol Workshop

Date of Workshop: August 2, 2014

Waters, feat

We are pleased to announce artist Mel Waters will be teaching our annual Montana Aerosol Workshop this summer. Mel will be covering spray techniques, color ranges and cap assortments for the Montana Black line of aerosol artist paint. He will also demo the Montana Acrylic Paint Markers which look so good with these corresponding spray paints. This class will start inside, classroom style, soon following with a trip out to our back parking lot where you will be able to…

Image Transfer with Encaustics Workshop

Date of Workshop: July 19, 2014

Sacred Heart - Encaustic Wax Painting, image transfer, mixed media, gold leaf, and pigment sticks, by Raven Iacono

Come see R&F Encaustic artist Raven Iocono demonstrate Photo Image Transferring using R&F Encaustic paints and mediums. There are many ways to transfer an image, but after using Raven’s R&F method, you will be amazed at the results. Raven’s enthusiasm is contagious and she’ll have you hooked on this form of mixed media! This will be a hands-on workshop so you will get to try it for yourself. On the Saturday of the workshop R&F products will be offered at an additional 15% off the already low Flax price…

Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Demo

Date of Workshop: July 12, 2014

EVOLUTION Letterpress

Learn how to create stationery, invitations and more with the We R / Lifestyle Crafts table top letterpress tool.

Liz Martin, local artist and paper crafter, returns for yet another great event. Liz will be demonstrating how to use the We R/Lifestyle Crafts letterpress tool. See how easy it is to create your own letterpress stationery and how versatile this tool is at a convenient drop-in table in the Stationery Department…

Watercolor with Winsor & Newton

Date of Workshop: June 28, 2014


For artists working in watercolor, this lively and entertaining discussion looks at the history, techniques, and materials that spell success when working in this most legendary of mediums. Discover which pigments granulate, why some colors stain, and the ideal landscape color palette. Learn the keys to color permanence and lightfastness. What mediums will help you capture texture and expressive gesture?…

Crescent Workshop Featuring Krink Markers and Rendr Books

Date of Workshop: June 21, 2014

Rick Kitagawa, Screenprint on Crescent illustration board

In this workshop, you’ll learn all about Crescent’s line of illustration and watercolor boards as well as the revolutionary RENDR paper. Join artist Rick Kitagawa as he demonstrates the versatility and resilience of the no-show-through paper and how you can use it for creating concept art and fully-developed pieces on the go…

Williamsburg Oils Table-top Demo

Date of Workshop: June 7, 2014


Have you ever wanted to try a premium artist grade oil color? Stop by our Williamsburg Oils ‘try-it’ table and indulge yourself in these exceptional handmade paints. You will have the satisfying experience of observing first-hand the distinct difference in paint quality when you use Williamsburg paint. Free samples will be available and all Williamsburg oil colors will be offered that day only at an extra 15% off the already low Flax price.