Visit Palisades Park and get crafty!
Instructors Angharad Caceres, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and SewCranky explain on City TV
[On my Bed #3] 2010, 86" X 86".
Applique over a pieced log cabin quilt.
From Haynes' series of self portraits for the bed.
February 2014: 1450 Ocean welcomes Luke Haynes, inaugural Studio Artist in Residence. Luke will be creating his signature art quilts and offering free workshops for public participation during his tenure, February 1- March 1, 2014.
- Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25: 12-4pm: Luke is onsite holding "office hours" - all are welcome to stop by to say hello, ask questions, and see his work. Call ahead to confirm 310-458-2239.
- Saturday, February 8, 9am-2pm: City of Santa Monica Resource Recovery & Recycling Textile Collection Event – fabrics donated will be used in the Community Quilt. We're especially looking for non-stretchy clothing/fabrics if you have any to donate! At the City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave.
- Saturday, February 8, 12-2pm: Luke Haynes Community Quilt workshop - Free! Stop by and help make a group quilt, to be donated to the community development organization Step Up on Second in honor of their 30th Anniversary.
- Saturday, February 15, 11am-3pm: Luke Haynes Community Quilt workshop and Bernina Sewing Machine Trunk Show
- Saturday, February 22, 12-2pm: Luke Haynes Community Quilt workshop
- Saturday, March 1, 5-8pm: Luke Haynes final quilt show - (including unveiling of Community Quilt)
Learn to make a mosaic tabletop, paint a landscape, knit a market bag, practice your salsa moves, take a better photo and much more! 1450 Ocean is a place for reflection, cultural appreciation and inquiry, presenting ongoing workshops, seminars and other participatory arts, crafts and culture programs for all adults. The midcentury park building houses the iconic Camera Obscura and features lovely views of the Santa Monica Pier and the Santa Monica Bay.
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Parking and Transport: Parking is $1 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), each 30 min. thereafter $1.50, max $14. At 120 Broadway, flat $5 after 4pm and weekends. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 2 hours, free after 6pm. More info: parkme.com/santa-monica-parking. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 7 and Rapid 7, 10. Visit bigbluebus.com for more information. Biking to class is always encouraged!
Every second Saturday from 10:30am-2pm we host a FREE "project lounge" where all are welcome to bring craft projects to work on in company. Sewing machines, glue, yarn, paper and other tools and materials available for use. Bring something you've been meaning to finish...and swap your expertise with others... Sometimes we'll invite local artists and crafters to lead a mini workshop. We look forward to seeing you!
More info on Class Registration
*Please bring cash to cover any material fees on the first day of class.
Online: just create an account to make a payment by credit card
In Person: Advance registrations accepted Monday - Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm at 1450 Ocean and accept cash, check or credit card. Show proof of Santa Monica residency for discounts where applicable.
By Mail: If you know what class you want, you can also fill out a registration form and mail it to us at:
Community Classes Registration, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401
Drop-ins: Call (310) 458-2239 by the Tuesday before to see if there is availability. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class with cash to cover both the class and material fee. Some classes do not proceed without a minimum enrollment, and some reach capacity, so it's always good to call ahead and let us know you're coming and how to get in touch with you if there are any changes. Programs are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.
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Refunds/Transfers: For all multisession classes, refunds/transfers will be issued only if requested within one business day after the first class meeting. A $15.00 processing fee applies for each activity session refunded. Any material fees are nonrefundable. All single-session classes are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail or email to email@example.com.
The Camera Obscura was built by Robert F. Jones, nephew of Santa Monica city founder Senator John P. Jones, in 1898 and was moved up from the beach. This "DIY webcam" for the 19th century consists of a periscope and a white screen in a darkened room. Mirrors can reflect images from 360 degrees, and the mechanism is navigable by an old-timey captains wheel. Always free to visit, hours are M-F 9am-3pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Check in with an ID to borrow the key.
More about 1450 Ocean
1450 Ocean Ave sits on the former site of the North Beach Station of the Pacific Electric railway, now Palisades Park, between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd. Philanthropist Marcellus L. Joslyn gifted the building in 1955 to the city of Santa Monica in memory of his wife. Designed by architect Weldon J. Fulton, it sports exterior walls clad in chunky Palos Verdes stone, glass walls, sloping roofs, and projecting canopies and rafter beams, to create a distinctively midcentury appearance. Fulton also created the swooping font spelling out “Camera Obscura” and camera on tripod logo on the front. Similar features are found at the Montana and Fairview branch libraries and at the Zucky’s building on Wilshire Blvd., also designed by Fulton.