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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 - noon - 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.


faj2020.jpgFLAX ART JAM - CANCELLED (because of precautions related to the coronavirus)

Saturday, April 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

FLAX Oakland
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612

Kick out the jams! Art Jam that is. Join us for a fun-filled time of art make-and-takes and demos at our Oakland store while we celebrate our 4th anniversary at our Oakland location. This not to be missed event is free with art tables, music and snacks for an afternoon of creativity on us.  It's our way of saying thank you for making us your favorite community art supplier!

Call for details and more to come.  510-867-2324


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 Mason,September 22, Fort Mason Store

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

General Pencil Workshop, with Kathi Hanson - Ten techniques for creating WOW watercolor pencil art,August 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 KIDSFEST,July 27, Oakland Store

Augmented Reality Workshop, presented by Artivive,July 20, Oakland Store

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

The Semi-Annual Oakland Pen Faire & Sale,May 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 Jam,April 6, Oakland Store

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

Friends of Calligraphy Presents: Julie Wildman,April 4, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar,March 23, Oakland Store

The Friends of Calligraphy Present,Feb 21, Oakland Store

Marabu Art Crayon Make & Take,Feb 16, Oakland Store