Workshops & Events

Our workshops alternate between the Oakland and San Francisco stores. They often fill to capacity before the event date, so don’t delay – sign up now!

Click here to view our full Calendar of Workshops & Events.

Our outdoor sketching classes are monthly through October.


Zen + the Art of Urban Sketching Zen + the Art of Urban Sketching

Saturday, August 21, 2021: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FLAX Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

It's back! Come enjoy the outdoors while putting pen to paper. With a hand-picked set of tools and some simple, practical techniques offered by instructor Zip Lehnus, learn how to sketch on location, in a setting rich with subjects, like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Sketching is fun—if you do it right. And it’s good for you.

To learn more and sign up, click here.

Let's Go Sketch! Let's Go Sketch!

Saturday, August 28,2021, or
Sunday, August 29,2021:
- 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

FLAX Oakland
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Let's Go Sketch! is an invitation to come sketch outdoors and on location at Jack London Square, capturing what you see from direct observation. This workshop combines art instruction with opportunities to create community while encouraging you to discover the spaces and places around you by beginning a sketch practice of your own.

To learn more and sign up, click here.

Past Workshops & Events

Daniel Smith Watercolor Zoom Demo, June 25

Semi Annual Pen Faire & Sale, May 22 and 23, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar, January 7, Oakland Store

Game Playing with Blue Orange Games, December 7, Oakland Store

FLAX Pen Faire and Sale, November 16, Oakland Store

FLAX ART JAM anniversary event, November 2, Fort Mason Store

SCRAP POP-UP SHOP at FLAX Fort MasonSeptember 22, Fort Mason Store

"From the Fountain Pen to the Brush", An illustrated talk by Loredana ZegaSeptember 5, Oakland Store

General Pencil Workshop, with Kathi Hanson - Ten techniques for creating WOW watercolor pencil artAugust 17, Oakland Store

General Pencil Workshop, with Kathi Hanson - "You want me to do WHAT with that pencil?"August 17, Fort Mason Store

FLAX Annual KIDSFESTJuly 27, Oakland Store

Augmented Reality Workshop, presented by ArtiviveJuly 20, Oakland Store

Marabu Mixed Media Table-Top Demo, June 8, Fort Mason Store

The Semi-Annual Oakland Pen Faire & SaleMay 18, Oakland Store

Golden Acrylics A to Z Seminar, May 11, Oakland Store

Golden Acrylics A to Z Seminar, April 20, Fort Mason Store

The FLAX Art JamApril 6, Oakland Store

Where Street Art Meets Digital Art: Nychos T-Rex mural comes to life through Augmented Reality, in partnership with ArtViveApril 5, Oakland Store

Friends of Calligraphy Presents: Julie WildmanApril 4, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor SeminarMarch 23, Oakland Store

The Friends of Calligraphy PresentFeb 21, Oakland Store

Marabu Art Crayon Make & TakeFeb 16, Oakland Store