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.


 

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Saturday, November 2, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fort Mason Store 

2 Marina Blvd, Building D, San Francisco  CA, 94123

 

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

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penfaire-nov-2019-web01-1.jpgFLAX Pen Faire & Sale

Saturday, November 16, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Fort Oakland Store 

1501 MLK Jr Way, Oakland  CA, 94612

 

Attention Fine Pen enthusiasts, FLAX art & design is hosting our Semi Annual Oakland Pen Faire on Saturday, November 16th, from Noon to 3pm.  Hard to find pens will be present or can be special ordered that day from our guest representatives through FLAX at deeply discounted prices. All fine pens will be offered at 20% off!

FLAX has been hosting this event for over 13 years educating the public on these fine writing instruments.  Fine Pen accessories such as hard to find inks, sealing wax, writing paper and other fine accoutrements will also be available. Enjoy live classical guitar and sip champagne while picking out your next pen!

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Past Workshops & Events

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

The Semi-Annual Oakland Pen Faire & Sale, Nov 17, Oakland Store

Zen & the Art of Urban Sketching with Zip Lehnus, Nov 4, Fort Mason Store

FLAX ART JAM, Nov 3, Fort Mason Store

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: Colleen Gianatiempo, Oct 27 -28, Oakland Store

Oakland Print Fair, Oct 13th - 14th, Oakland Store

Introducing Rive Gauche Oils - a hands on class, Oct 6, Oakland Store

Kandinsky Abstracts with Tesia Blackburn, Oct 6, Fort Mason Store

Putting Paint to Paper: Intro to Watercolor class with Amanda from Limn Colors, presented by TRY studio, Sept 30, Fort Mason Store

Zen & the Art of Urban Sketching with Zip Lehnus, Sept 9, Fort Mason Store

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: April Gavin, Sept 8 - 9, Oakland Store

Introductory Lecture on the New Rive Gauche, September 8, Fort Mason Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar, August 25, Oakland

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: Emily Habansky, August 18-19, Oakland Store

Zen & the Art of Urban Sketching, August 12, Fort Mason Store

FLAX 80th Anniversary & Sale, August 11, Oakland Store

Oaktown Half Mile Marker Artist Showcase, August 4, Oakland Store

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: Laura McHugh, August 4 - 5, Oakland Store

Faber-Castell - Creativity for Kids with special guest Franz Spohn, July 29, Fort Mason Store

FLAX Annual KIDSFEST: Camp Flax, July 28, Oakland Store

Sennelier Soft Pastels with Camille LaPointe-Lyons, July 21, Oakland Store

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: Kasey Smith, July 14 - 15, Oakland Store

Abstract Acrylics Workshop, July 7, Fort Mason Store

Watercolor Color Mixing with Amanda Hinton, Presented by TRY Studio, July 7, Oakland Store

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: Heather Robinson, June 30 - July 1, Oakland Store

Sketch & Go with Don Colley, June 24th,Fort Mason Store

Carving Class with Jake from Fernwood Drive, June 23rd, Fort Mason Store

Big Stick Charcoal with Zip Lehnus, June 23rd, Oakland Store

Friends of Calligraphy Guest Lecture - ADLaM: The development of an Alphabet, by Randall Hasson, June 22nd, Oakland Store

Zen & the Art of Urban Sketching, with Zip Lehnus, June 17th, Fort Mason Store

FLAX Weekend Artist in Residence: Natalie Schrik, portrait photographer, June 16th - 17th, Oakland Store

Putting Paint to Paper, hosted by TRY Studio and featuring Limn Watercolors, June 9th, Oakland Store

The New East Bay Open Studios, at FLAX, June 2nd - 3rd, Oakland Store

Sennelier Acrylique Seminar, May 26, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar, Saturday May 19th, Fort Mason Store

Pen Faire & Sale, Saturday May 19th, Oakland Store

Linocut Printmaking Class with Carmen McNall, Saturday May 12th, Oakland Store

Sennelier Abstract Acrylics Demo, Saturday May 5th, Fort Mason Store

Youth Cartooning Camp with LIV & CHIU's Cara Goldstein, Saturday May 5th, Oakland Store

Golden A to Z Lecture, Saturday April 28th, Oakland Store

Princeton Brush Exchange, Saturday April 21st, Oakland Store

Friends of Calligraphy Presenets: Letter & Image: An Illustrated Lecture by Stan Knight, Friday April 20th, Oakland Store

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Seminar, Sunday April 15th, Fort Mason Store

FLAX ART JAM, Saturday April 7th, Oakland Store

Masterpiece Table-Top Talk, Friday April 6th, Fort Mason Store

Charbonnel Printmaking Inks & Mediums, Saturday March 24th, Oakland Store

Liqutiex Acrylic Seminar with Kristen Brown, Sunday March 18th, Oakland Store