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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.


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

Saturday, May 15, 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.


Semi-Annual Oakland Pen Faire & SalePen Faire

Saturday & Sunday, May 22 & 23, 2021: 12:00pm - 5:00 pm

FLAX Oakland
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland

A Pen Faire with a pivot, we are now offering appointments for one-on-one time with our pen specialist Jane Andreasen. Jane will share her knowledge to help you pick the perfect pen(s) for your writing pleasure.
For this event all Fine Pens will be 20% off!

To learn more and make an appointment, click here.


Past Workshops & Events

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar, January 7, Oakland Store

Williamsburg Oil Lecture, March 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