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.

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.

SolarFast Seminar—Sun-powered Photography and Printmaking

Date of Workshop: May 31, 2014


Photographers, screen printers, print makers and dyers rejoice! With SolarFast, Jacquard has taken photography out of the darkroom and opened up a whole world of light-powered print making! SolarFast artist Annette Pierson will be demonstrating the entire process of this easy to use yet limitless technique. The class will get to explore all the infinite possibilities of SolarFast and then move to our outdoor worktable to let the power of natural light create your mixed media designs. Join us and try it for yourself!

Liquitex Acrylics Workshop

Date of Workshop: May 24, 2014


Discover everything you wanted to know about Liquitex acrylics. Find out why these professional acrylics and mediums have been a growing favorite of artists since their creation in 1955. Michele Theberge, an artist for Liquitex’s Artist Outreach Program, has been a teacher and lecturer in art for over 20 years. Explore color mixing, mediums and additives, varnishes, and the incredible variety of potential applications possible only with acrylics…

Dreamweaver Stencils Tabletop Demo

Date of Workshop: May 17, 2014


Take your embossed images and card making finesse to the next level!

Liz Martin from Dreamweaver Stencils returns for this popular demo with a new twist. Liz will be demonstrating the metal stencil’s versatility by using embossing powders and coloring techniques at a convenient drop-in table. Get one-on-one instruction in the gold leaf and faux cross stitch techniques and much more, to enhance your card, scrapbook or altered art projects…