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  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/1/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/1/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/2/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/2/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/3/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/3/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/4/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/4/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/5/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/5/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/6/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/6/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)

    Starts: 1/7/2017 8:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/7/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Fresh seasonal produce sold direct by California?s farmers!

    Parking for the market is available in the lot along Pico Blvd., at meters along Pico Blvd. or adjacent to Virginia Park in the parking lot on north/east corner of Pico and Cloverfield.

    The Saturday Virginia Avenue Park Farmers Market was established in March 1992. It is a family market in the heart of the Pico/Cloverfield neighborhood, and offers a variety of organic and conventionally-grown produce, in addition to several prepared food options and coffee. It is also currently the only Santa Monica Farmers Market offering Market Match incentives for WIC and EBT customers.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/7/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/7/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Collaging Remembrance and Forgetting with Grace Hwang

    Starts: 1/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
    Ends: 1/7/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.421: Saturday 1/7, 10:30a-12:30p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Remembering (Forgetting) is the theme. Grace will be using archive images from American and Korean news sources about the 1992 LA Riots/Uprising, which is a special focus during her residency. Participants are invited to respond through techniques of cutting, pasting, and layering to these events, or are welcome to collage based on another historic occurrence or the formative events in their personal lives as source material for their own artwork. Some images provided; participants are invited to bring their own.
  • Fun-a-Day group check-ins and making session

    Starts: 1/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/7/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.416: Saturdays 1/7-2/4, 11-12pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Every day in January, make a commitment to make art! A painting, a song, a photo, a poem, an illustrated word, a postcard, a dance, a drawing, a painted rock, a story, a melody, a video, a needlework, a quilt square, a sculpture or more! Amy Bauer of DreamEco Crafts leads our Fun-a-Day group this year. Join folks around the country who are making January their Fun-A-Day month!

    Make it fun and make it small enough that you can keep going with your daily practice no matter what January brings into your life. Weekly check-ins to keep you inspired; bring works in progress or just chat with fellow Fun-A-Dayers on Saturday mornings. We'll have a little exhibit of everyone's work on Saturday, February 11 here at the Camera. Make your commitment at http://ow.ly/2s4r306X6Ny.

    Fun-a-Day was started by Nick Lally of the Art Clash Collective in Baltimore in 2004 and debuted in LA in 2014. Now Fun-A-Day is a worldwide phenomenon!
  • Introduction to Afro-Cuban dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 1/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/7/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.419: Saturday 1/7, 11am-12:30pm
    Cost: $15
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Taught by Cuban native Kati Hernandez. You'll learn not only the rich dance and drum rhythms of Afro-Cuban dance, but also how gestures, movement and energy are an expression of the society and culture. With live music accompaniment!
  • Cuban Salsa with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 1/7/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 1/7/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.406: Saturday 1/7, 2pm-5pm
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Curious about salsa? Learn steps in a fun setting. Bring a partner or find partners here; all levels welcome!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/8/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/8/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 1/8/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/8/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.408: 10am-1pm
    Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

    CLASS DATES: Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a five-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work.

    Classes will feature in-depth watercolor instruction with an emphasis on representational scene painting and ?en plein air? techniques, as well as delvings into the artistic legacy of watercolor practice. Timothy conveys an appreciation for this unique medium, its fluidity, spontaneity, simplicity of form and the complexities of proper application. Exterior and interior scenes and lighting will be addressed and the gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.

    All basic materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own brushes, palettes and nontoxic colors.

  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/9/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/9/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/10/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/10/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Beach=Culture, 6:30pm: Plectrum concert

    Starts: 1/10/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 1/10/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Plectrum is Mann-Lo Wen (violin) and Mak Grgic (guitar)

    Program:
    M. De Falla - Six Spanish Songs
    H. Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
    A. Piazzolla - History of Tango
    J. Liederman - selection from Aires de Sefarad
    S. Rachmaninoff - Vocalize
    Selection of Jazz Standards to be announced from the stage
    M. De Falla/F. Kreisler - La Vida Breve

    Mann-Wen Lo and Mak Grgic, both former Young Artists in Residence with The Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, met a few years ago while performing together for the esteemed series. Since then they have shared a multitude of musical experiences playing chamber music in a duo or larger settings. Both advocates of traditional and popular music, they aim to present repertoire that is both artistically challenging from an academic standpoint but also enjoyable for a wide and diverse audience. Plectrum is a hip classical duo that takes the listener on a musical journey spanning centuries.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/11/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/11/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/12/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/12/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/13/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/13/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)

    Starts: 1/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Fresh seasonal produce sold direct by California?s farmers!

    Parking for the market is available in the lot along Pico Blvd., at meters along Pico Blvd. or adjacent to Virginia Park in the parking lot on north/east corner of Pico and Cloverfield.

    The Saturday Virginia Avenue Park Farmers Market was established in March 1992. It is a family market in the heart of the Pico/Cloverfield neighborhood, and offers a variety of organic and conventionally-grown produce, in addition to several prepared food options and coffee. It is also currently the only Santa Monica Farmers Market offering Market Match incentives for WIC and EBT customers.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/14/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Free Craft Lounge & Knitting Hangout

    Starts: 1/14/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Saturday 1/14, 11am-2pm
    Free! Open to all adults, reservations appreciated.

    Every second Saturday of the month we invite artists and crafters to come work on their projects in company. We have sewing machines and art supplies available for sharing, and often invite a guest artist to lead an activity. Knitters and crocheter especially welcome to hang on our comfy couch and work!
  • Fun-a-Day group check-ins and making session

    Starts: 1/14/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.416: Saturdays 1/7-2/4, 11-12pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Every day in January, make a commitment to make art! A painting, a song, a photo, a poem, an illustrated word, a postcard, a dance, a drawing, a painted rock, a story, a melody, a video, a needlework, a quilt square, a sculpture or more! Amy Bauer of DreamEco Crafts leads our Fun-a-Day group this year. Join folks around the country who are making January their Fun-A-Day month!

    Make it fun and make it small enough that you can keep going with your daily practice no matter what January brings into your life. Weekly check-ins to keep you inspired; bring works in progress or just chat with fellow Fun-A-Dayers on Saturday mornings. We'll have a little exhibit of everyone's work on Saturday, February 11 here at the Camera. Make your commitment at http://ow.ly/2s4r306X6Ny.

    Fun-a-Day was started by Nick Lally of the Art Clash Collective in Baltimore in 2004 and debuted in LA in 2014. Now Fun-A-Day is a worldwide phenomenon!
  • Poetry & the Art of Listening with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 1/14/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 1:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.401: 11am-1:30pm
    Saturdays 1/14 - 3/4. At capacity - no Drop-Ins.
    Cost: free. To register click on the link above or call (310) 458-2239.

    Do you love to write poetry and would like to do expand your practice? If so, you are invited to attend a free eight-week poetry workshop at the Camera Obscura Art Lab, conducted by Dinah Berland, writer-in-residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Poets from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to sign up. You will read master poets, write new poems, discuss your work with others, and present your poems to each other and to the public. Writers of poetry at all levels are welcome to take this class. Enrollees will be asked to make a commitment to attend all eight sessions; no drop-ins once the series has begun.
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 1/14/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 1:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.404
    Saturday 1/14, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Cost: $10
    Register by clicking the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Through an investigative process that draws upon meditation, visualization, and movement improvisation, we expand our creative capacities, move our bodies, encounter each other and cultivate a sense of play. All levels of participants who are interested in exploring expressive movement are welcome. After moving we will rest, journal, and share in a closing circle.
  • Performance & Talk with Vivian Bang & Grace Hwang

    Starts: 1/14/2017 4:30:00 PM
    Ends: 1/14/2017 6:30:00 PM

    Event #2700.422: Saturday 1/14, 4:30p-6:30p
    Cost: FREE
    RSVP to the link below

    Actor Vivian Bang did research and interviews with Korean-Americans affected by the upheavals in Koreatown during the L.A. Uprising. Vivian will perform work based on those interviews and inspired in part by Anna Deavere Smith?s seminal work on the subject, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Vivian and Grace invite the public to a discussion on witnessing, representation and memorializing from viewpoints inside and outside the Korean-American community.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/15/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/15/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 1/15/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/15/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.408: 10am-1pm
    Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

    CLASS DATES: Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a five-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work.

    Classes will feature in-depth watercolor instruction with an emphasis on representational scene painting and ?en plein air? techniques, as well as delvings into the artistic legacy of watercolor practice. Timothy conveys an appreciation for this unique medium, its fluidity, spontaneity, simplicity of form and the complexities of proper application. Exterior and interior scenes and lighting will be addressed and the gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.

    All basic materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own brushes, palettes and nontoxic colors.

  • Hat Making Basics with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 1/15/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/15/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.410: Sunday 1/15 & 1/22, 10am-1pm
    Cost: $60
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    A good foundation in the Millinery Arts begins with the shaping of the Hat. Learn how you can use a wide variety of materials to make a hat. Students will get to experiment with traditional wooden blocks and polystyrene forms. We will also discuss how to repurpose thrift store finds (such as wooden salad bowls) to create unique and affordable alternatives to more expensive blocks. Hat materials for sale separately range from $15-$30 (please bring cash.)
  • Happy Birthday Marion! 11am-2pm

    Starts: 1/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/15/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Celebrate Marion Davies' birthday with the SM Conservancy docents. See Community Events for more information. Please RSVP.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/16/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/16/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/17/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/17/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/18/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/18/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/19/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/19/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/20/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/20/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)

    Starts: 1/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/21/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Fresh seasonal produce sold direct by California?s farmers!

    Parking for the market is available in the lot along Pico Blvd., at meters along Pico Blvd. or adjacent to Virginia Park in the parking lot on north/east corner of Pico and Cloverfield.

    The Saturday Virginia Avenue Park Farmers Market was established in March 1992. It is a family market in the heart of the Pico/Cloverfield neighborhood, and offers a variety of organic and conventionally-grown produce, in addition to several prepared food options and coffee. It is also currently the only Santa Monica Farmers Market offering Market Match incentives for WIC and EBT customers.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/21/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Fun-a-Day group check-ins and making session

    Starts: 1/21/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/21/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.416: Saturdays 1/7-2/4, 11-12pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Every day in January, make a commitment to make art! A painting, a song, a photo, a poem, an illustrated word, a postcard, a dance, a drawing, a painted rock, a story, a melody, a video, a needlework, a quilt square, a sculpture or more! Amy Bauer of DreamEco Crafts leads our Fun-a-Day group this year. Join folks around the country who are making January their Fun-A-Day month!

    Make it fun and make it small enough that you can keep going with your daily practice no matter what January brings into your life. Weekly check-ins to keep you inspired; bring works in progress or just chat with fellow Fun-A-Dayers on Saturday mornings. We'll have a little exhibit of everyone's work on Saturday, February 11 here at the Camera. Make your commitment at http://ow.ly/2s4r306X6Ny.

    Fun-a-Day was started by Nick Lally of the Art Clash Collective in Baltimore in 2004 and debuted in LA in 2014. Now Fun-A-Day is a worldwide phenomenon!
  • Materials and Movement Studio with Grace Hwang

    Starts: 1/21/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/21/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.423: Saturday 1/21, 11a-1p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Materials and Movement is a hybrid between a dance studio and art studio; a space to dance your drawings and draw your dances. Utilizing prompts, props, text and images, movers of all types will generate their own movement phrases. We will apply choreographic strategies influenced and inspired by authentic movement, Augusto Boal?s Theater of the Oppressed games, and Liz Lerman?s Dance Toolbox.
  • Shadowbox Gestures with Juan Carlos Zaldivar

    Starts: 1/21/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 1/21/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.439: Saturday 1/21, 2-4pm
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Explore the power of gesture as non-verbal communication, while learning more about the technical possibilities of that most ancient storytelling device, the magic lantern. Participants will make small shadow boxes, and, utilizing different sources of light, experiment with the visual qualities of their own and other students? hands as both object and signifier. Juan will screen for inspiration a short film from the 1920s that uses the visual potential of hands by experimental directors Stella Simon and Miklos Bandy.
  • Gallery Closed

    Starts: 1/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

    The Gallery will be closed for a private event
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 1/22/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/22/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.408: 10am-1pm
    Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

    CLASS DATES: Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a five-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work.

    Classes will feature in-depth watercolor instruction with an emphasis on representational scene painting and ?en plein air? techniques, as well as delvings into the artistic legacy of watercolor practice. Timothy conveys an appreciation for this unique medium, its fluidity, spontaneity, simplicity of form and the complexities of proper application. Exterior and interior scenes and lighting will be addressed and the gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.

    All basic materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own brushes, palettes and nontoxic colors.

  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/23/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/23/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/24/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/24/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/25/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/25/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/26/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/26/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/27/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/27/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)

    Starts: 1/28/2017 8:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Fresh seasonal produce sold direct by California?s farmers!

    Parking for the market is available in the lot along Pico Blvd., at meters along Pico Blvd. or adjacent to Virginia Park in the parking lot on north/east corner of Pico and Cloverfield.

    The Saturday Virginia Avenue Park Farmers Market was established in March 1992. It is a family market in the heart of the Pico/Cloverfield neighborhood, and offers a variety of organic and conventionally-grown produce, in addition to several prepared food options and coffee. It is also currently the only Santa Monica Farmers Market offering Market Match incentives for WIC and EBT customers.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/28/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Beach=Culture, 11:00am: Artist Talk

    Starts: 1/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Join us for an artists? talk about the current exhibition, Los Angeles: Detailed, moderated by educator, blogger, curator, writer, and fellow artist Aline Smithson. Join the photographers featured in the current exhibition, as each reflects on their individual work.
  • Fun-a-Day group check-ins and making session

    Starts: 1/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.416: Saturdays 1/7-2/4, 11-12pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Every day in January, make a commitment to make art! A painting, a song, a photo, a poem, an illustrated word, a postcard, a dance, a drawing, a painted rock, a story, a melody, a video, a needlework, a quilt square, a sculpture or more! Amy Bauer of DreamEco Crafts leads our Fun-a-Day group this year. Join folks around the country who are making January their Fun-A-Day month!

    Make it fun and make it small enough that you can keep going with your daily practice no matter what January brings into your life. Weekly check-ins to keep you inspired; bring works in progress or just chat with fellow Fun-A-Dayers on Saturday mornings. We'll have a little exhibit of everyone's work on Saturday, February 11 here at the Camera. Make your commitment at http://ow.ly/2s4r306X6Ny.

    Fun-a-Day was started by Nick Lally of the Art Clash Collective in Baltimore in 2004 and debuted in LA in 2014. Now Fun-A-Day is a worldwide phenomenon!
  • Introduction to Afro-Cuban dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 1/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.420: Saturday 1/28, 11am-12:30pm
    Cost: $15
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Taught by Cuban native Kati Hernandez. You'll learn not only the rich dance and drum rhythms of Afro-Cuban dance, but also how gestures, movement and energy are an expression of the society and culture. With live music accompaniment!
  • Stamped Enameled Copper Jewelry with Sharon Kaplan

    Starts: 1/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.411: Saturday 1/28, 11am-1pm
    Cost: $50 + $15 cash material fee due to the instructor.
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Select a copper base from Sharon's collection, stamp letters or leave plain, and kiln fire with vitreous (glass) enamel to make a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry! Sharon shares a mix of vintage and abstract shapes to choose from. You will leave with one or two enameled pendants on a leather or cloth cord. Sharon will also have chains and other findings available for purchase to upgrade your creation. All skill levels welcome!
  • Twitter Pitch Party for Novelists w Jennifer C.

    Starts: 1/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.402: Saturday 1/28, 11am-12:30pm
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    What is a twitter pitch party? How can it help me sell my book? Which parties are worth participating in? How can I condense my entire novel into a 140 character pitch? What are the best strategies when it comes to participating in Twitter Pitch Parties? Novelist, short fiction writer and former Annenberg writer-in-resident, Jennifer Caloyeras, will guide you through the world of online Pitch Parties ? a great way to land an agent or publisher and gain exposure for your writing. By the end of this seminar you will walk away with three distinct pitches for your novel, ready to use at the next party, as well as a list of upcoming Pitch Parties for 2017.
  • Poetry Workshop with Brendan Constantine

    Starts: 1/28/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.418: Saturday 1/28, 1pm-4pm
    Cost: $25
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Poet Brendan Constantine presents a generative winter workshop for writers at all levels. No experience necessary. Bring a pen and a nice blank mind. All lovers of the word are welcome.
  • Collaging Remembrance and Forgetting with Grace Hwang

    Starts: 1/28/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 1/28/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.424: Saturday 1/28, 2p-4p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Remembering (Forgetting) is the theme. Grace will be using archive images from American and Korean news sources about the 1992 LA Riots/Uprising, which is a special focus during her residency. Participants are invited to respond through techniques of cutting, pasting, and layering to these events, or are welcome to collage based on another historic occurrence or the formative events in their personal lives as source material for their own artwork. Some images provided; participants are invited to bring their own.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/29/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 1/29/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/29/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.408: 10am-1pm
    Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

    CLASS DATES: Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a five-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work.

    Classes will feature in-depth watercolor instruction with an emphasis on representational scene painting and ?en plein air? techniques, as well as delvings into the artistic legacy of watercolor practice. Timothy conveys an appreciation for this unique medium, its fluidity, spontaneity, simplicity of form and the complexities of proper application. Exterior and interior scenes and lighting will be addressed and the gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.

    All basic materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own brushes, palettes and nontoxic colors.

  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/30/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/30/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Cuban Salsa with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 1/30/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 1/30/2017 10:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.407: Saturday 1/30, 8p-10p
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Curious about salsa? Learn steps in a fun setting. Bring a partner or find partners here; all levels welcome!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

    Starts: 1/31/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 1/31/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Beach=Culture, 6:30pm: Poetry Reading

    Starts: 1/31/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 1/31/2017 8:00:00 PM

    Poetry and the Art of Listening, an evening of readings and discussion with Billy Burgos, Teresa Mei Chuc, and Daniel Romo
    moderated by Dinah Berland. Join Beach House writer-in-residence Dinah Berland and featured guests on the theme of 'how poetry can spark empathy across difference.'
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“Pursuing Green Office Certification”

To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Cultural Affairs not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Cultural Affairs is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

 Cultural Affairs' Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.