What’s Happening at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 5/3/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/3/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.120: Wednesdays, 4/19- 6/7, 6:30p-8:30p


    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)


    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class (please bring exact change)


    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.



    Come and workout with a Brazilian flair! This dynamic, energetic Latin dance incorporates the authentic and original Samba Reggae born in Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, as well as Afro-Brazilian dance. You will get a great workout as a result of low and high impact movements that will increase your blood flow, strengthening your cardiovascular system and burning lots of calories.



    Slleyk da Bahia is the former choreographer of Olodum, the first Samba Reggae ensemble in the world. He spent 15 years creating unique choreographies to present during the carnivals of Brazil. All levels welcome!


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at

    http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at

    http://smgov.net/camera

    or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at

    http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at

    http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at

    http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:

    smgov.net/parking



    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info:

    metro.net

    or

    bigbluebus.com.



    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Wool Felt Crafts with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 5/6/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/6/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class # 2700.120: Saturday 5/6, 11am-1pm
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.

    Make a pin cushion or a set of coasters out of colorful wool felt sheets and balls with Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich. Go over basic hand sewing and layout for various craft projects possible with all natural felt using hand cutting and a die-cutting machine.

    Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich is a fiber artist and architect who loves mechanical problem-solving. Working from the scale of a single thread to the dimensions of a length of cloth, she creates compositions of pattern and color in handwoven fabric. Through her weaving studio/textile brand, wonder woven, she applies a modern aesthetic to pre-Industrial Revolution technologies. Her work explores both process and material - and often employs hand-dyeing techniques informed by the properties of different materials
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Poetry Discussion and Open Mic hosted by Brendan Constantine

    Starts: 5/6/2017 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 5/6/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class # 2700.129: Saturday 5/6, 12-3pm
    Free!
    Please RSVP at the link above; if you intend to read come around 11:30am to sign up for the list.

    Are you a poet or love poetry? Did you try the 30/30 Challenge (write 30 poems in as many days) for National Poetry Month? Join Brendan Constantine for a semi-open recital featuring poets from Brendan’s April workshop at the Camera Obscura and their work created under the 30/30 prompt. Poets who did not attend the workshop, but would like to read their work are welcome, first come first served with limited spots. Nonreaders are also welcome to come listen! Reader signups accepted between 11:30am and 12:00pm. Lineup and time limit will be determined by the number of readers. Grab a poem and take the mic to share your best work. Readings will be followed by a discussion on the craft of poetry amongst all participants.

    Brendan Constantine was born in Los Angeles, the second child of two working actors, and named after Irish playwright Brendan Behan. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities and one of its most recognized poets, he has served as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges for the last eighteen years. In addition, he brings poetry workshops to hospitals, foster care centers, & shelters for the homeless, working with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project among others. He has several selections of poetry available from Red Hen Press; the latest, “Dementia, My Darling” was published in 2016. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most nota-bly Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Rattle, ZYZZYVA, Ninth Letter, Hotel Amerika and LA Times Bestseller The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and Calamity Joe (2012 Red Hen Press).
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 5/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/7/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.112: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4 (no class 5/28). PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
    Cost: $140.00 - Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only. (please bring exact change!)
    Call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.

    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.

    More materials detail:
    Although basic shared equipment is included in this class, you are encouraged to bring your own easel rigs, brushes and color palettes. Paper will be provided but students are encouraged to bring what paper they prefer. The instructor will let you know what paper is required for each week's exercise; if you are dropping in, please bring 1-2 sheets of cold-press 140 lb. 11"x14 watercolor paper and a bound or ringed sketch pad of 90 lbs. paper of any size for exterior journaling.

    The curriculum will cover:
    Medium and Materials: Watercolor paint, palette, brushes and paper used and the importance of building a working process that is ergonomic and efficient.

    Composition: The fundamentals of composing a pleasing picture: compositional forms, vanishing point fundamentals, the Rule of Thirds etc.

    Drawing: The importance of learning to accurately render the scene or image for placement in the painting; architectural perspective, rendering styles, the human form, the discipline of regular sketching and visual journaling.

    Brush Work: The application of paint to the paper in watercolor. A thorough explanation of brush types and sizes their appropriate use, effects and the subtleties of individual calligraphy.

    Value and Color Theory: An explanation of the Color Wheel, the importance of Values, The layout and use of the Palette, as well as the Watercolor Vocabulary will be discussed.

    En Plein air: Students will have opportunities in the relaxed and picturesque environment of the Palisades to paint an outdoor scene.

    Beginners who enroll can use our watercolor workstations. Even if you have no watercolor equipment you can take part in this class!

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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Experiments in Form: A Poetry Workshop with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 5/7/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 5/7/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.124: Sundays 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/9 & 7/23, 1-3pm
    Cost: $75.00, full series commitment preferred.

    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58369

    Do you love to write poetry and would like to expand your practice? Try out a different poetic form each week in this workshop. Explore writing a sonnet, villanelle, sestina, ghazal, found poem, ekphrastic, and other forms, while consulting both historical and contemporary examples. Enrollees will be asked to make a commitment to attend all six sessions. Writers of poetry at all levels are welcome to participate.

    Dinah Berland is a widely published poet and book editor with a background in art. Her poems have appeared in more than two dozen journals, including The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, New Letters, and Ploughshares, and are included in many anthologies. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, received an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Poetry from the California Arts Council, and won an international poetry prize from the Atlanta Review. Her book Hours of Devotion (Schocken, 2007) is a verse adaptation of the first book of prayers written for women by a Jewish woman.
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Check metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Spring Hats: Millinery Basics with Leslie Robinson Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 5/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/7/2017 4:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.125: Two Sundays, 5/7 & 5/14, 1:30-4:30pm
    Cost: $60 + $30 cash material fee.(please bring cash)
    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 to form a hat using traditional and modern hat blocks in this two-session class. Students will get their choice of hat base to choose from, all in weights suitable for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons. We will be working with Japanese Twisted Toyo, Visca, Raffia and Seagrass. Students will also be able to trim their finished pieces from a wide selection of modern and vintage ribbons, feathers and Millinery fruits and flowers.
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 5/10/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/10/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.120: Wednesdays, 4/19- 6/7, 6:30p-8:30p


    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)


    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class (please bring exact change)


    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.



    Come and workout with a Brazilian flair! This dynamic, energetic Latin dance incorporates the authentic and original Samba Reggae born in Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, as well as Afro-Brazilian dance. You will get a great workout as a result of low and high impact movements that will increase your blood flow, strengthening your cardiovascular system and burning lots of calories.



    Slleyk da Bahia is the former choreographer of Olodum, the first Samba Reggae ensemble in the world. He spent 15 years creating unique choreographies to present during the carnivals of Brazil. All levels welcome!


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at

    http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at

    http://smgov.net/camera

    or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at

    http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at

    http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at

    http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:

    smgov.net/parking



    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info:

    metro.net

    or

    bigbluebus.com.



    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Free Craft Lounge & Knitting Hangout

    Starts: 5/13/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/13/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.126, Saturday 5/13, 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!
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Lavender sachets in handwoven fabric with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 5/13/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/13/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.121, Saturday May 13, 11am-1pm


    Cost: $5


    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58532


    Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich brings scraps from her gorgeous hand loomed fabric pieces and participants are invited to sew lavender sachet bags. Explore both machine- and hand-sewing. If you have a little hand sewing experience that will help - though it's not required.



    Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich (term: April 26-July 29, 2017) is a fiber artist and architect who loves mechanical problem-solving. Working from the scale of a single thread to the dimensions of a length of cloth, she creates compositions of pattern and color in handwoven fabric. Through her weaving studio/textile brand, wonder woven, she applies a modern aesthetic to pre-Industrial Revolution technologies. Her work explores both process and material - and often employs hand-dyeing techniques informed by the properties of different materials.


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at

    http://ow.ly/IehoU



    Visit us at

    http://smgov.net/camera

    or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway



    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at

    http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at

    http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at

    http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:

    smgov.net/parking



    Bus:

    metro.net

    or

    bigbluebus.com.



    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 5/13/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Ends: 5/13/2017 1:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.127 Saturday 5/13, 11:30am-1:30pm


    Cost: $10


    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58545

    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.


    Interdisciplinary movement artist Jeremy Hahn, M.F.A. is an active choreographer, performer, yoga instructor and educator of dance and movement improvisation based in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach and is currently on faculty teaching dance at Cal Poly Pomona and Santa Ana College. As an award-winning choreographer and performer he creates works of contemporary dance theatre, site-specific interactive performance, and performance art. Notably, he has performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone and David Dorfman and had the pleasure of working with Loretta Livingston and Dancers, Lucent Dossier Experience, The Industry and many others. He is a founding member of Efflorescence, a Los Angeles based performance collective who is dedicated to the collaborative process, social engagement and the creation of an interdisciplinary arts event: PRISM. Hahn possesses considerable experience and knowledge inspiring performing artists and contributing to the field of dance through his teaching, research, and performance.



    Fore more information please visit www.weareefflorescence.com


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.


    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:smgov.net/parking

    Bus: metro.netor bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.


    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 5/13/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 5/13/2017 3:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.130: Saturday 5/13, 2pm-3:30pm.


    Online: $12, Drop-in: $15 - EXACT CHANGE PLEASE. If you call ahead (310) 458-2239 we can enroll you over the phone - avoid the wait!

    Register in advance here: http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58579



    Special workshop: Kati is back for only one date in May! Open to both dancers who are new to Afro-Cuban rhythms and intermediate dancers who would like to polish their moves. Cuban native Kati Hernandez teaches movement holistically within Cuban society and culture. With live music accompaniment!



    Kati Hernandez returns to the United States with her humble yet explosive and uplifting energy as a teacher of salsa and Afro-Cuban dance styles. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography makes her a highly sought-after performer both nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive. Eager to spread the roots of Cuban Dance, she is now the co-founder of Afro-Timba, a dance fitness program that she is currently touring nationwide along with her on training dance Program “Oricha Therapy” and “Kati’s Cuban Dance Map”. Kati is known for her unique teaching techniques, her vibrant energy and flavor on the dance floor. Her work is a true illustration of her heritage and an endless celebration of Cuban dance and music.


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:smgov.net/parking

    Bus: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Cuban Salsa with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 5/13/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/13/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.131: Saturday 5/13, 3:30pm-5pm.


    Online: $12, Drop-in: $15 - EXACT CHANGE PLEASE. If you call ahead (310) 458-2239 we can enroll you over the phone - avoid the wait!

    Register in advance here: http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58580



    Special workshop: Kati is back for only one date in May! Overlooking the Ocean in our beautiful space, we invite you to join our vibrant community and enjoy your progress. This class accomodates different levels of dancers. Dance and have fun with or without a partner: Kati breaks down authentic, fun Cuban salsa style moves to help you bring flavor to your social dance. This class is not only about learning Casino (Cuban style salsa) moves and turns - Kati and her partners really focus on leading and following techniques, as well as bringing back the essence of Rueda and how to dance Rueda de Casino safely. Finally, you will take home musicality and dance drills that will help you grow as a dancer in this complex and beautiful form of dance.



    By Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:smgov.net/parking

    Bus: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.


    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:


    Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography makes her a highly sought-after performer both nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive. Eager to spread the roots of Cuban Dance, she is now the co-founder of Afro-Timba, a dance fitness program that she is currently touring nationwide along with her on training dance Program “Oricha Therapy” and “Kati’s Cuban Dance Map”. Chreographer and artistic director of Kimbambula Production and Pa' La Orilla Cuban dance Ensamble. Kati is known for her unique teaching techniques, her vibrant energy and flavor on the dance floor. Her work is a true illustration of her heritage and an endless celebration of Cuban dance and music.


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    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable)


    In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop Ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 5/14/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/14/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.112: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4 (no class 5/28). PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
    Cost: $140.00 - Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only. (please bring exact change!)
    Call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.

    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.

    More materials detail:
    Although basic shared equipment is included in this class, you are encouraged to bring your own easel rigs, brushes and color palettes. Paper will be provided but students are encouraged to bring what paper they prefer. The instructor will let you know what paper is required for each week's exercise; if you are dropping in, please bring 1-2 sheets of cold-press 140 lb. 11"x14 watercolor paper and a bound or ringed sketch pad of 90 lbs. paper of any size for exterior journaling.

    The curriculum will cover:
    Medium and Materials: Watercolor paint, palette, brushes and paper used and the importance of building a working process that is ergonomic and efficient.

    Composition: The fundamentals of composing a pleasing picture: compositional forms, vanishing point fundamentals, the Rule of Thirds etc.

    Drawing: The importance of learning to accurately render the scene or image for placement in the painting; architectural perspective, rendering styles, the human form, the discipline of regular sketching and visual journaling.

    Brush Work: The application of paint to the paper in watercolor. A thorough explanation of brush types and sizes their appropriate use, effects and the subtleties of individual calligraphy.

    Value and Color Theory: An explanation of the Color Wheel, the importance of Values, The layout and use of the Palette, as well as the Watercolor Vocabulary will be discussed.

    En Plein air: Students will have opportunities in the relaxed and picturesque environment of the Palisades to paint an outdoor scene.

    Beginners who enroll can use our watercolor workstations. Even if you have no watercolor equipment you can take part in this class!

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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Spring Hats: Millinery Basics with Leslie Robinson Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 5/14/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/14/2017 4:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.125: Two Sundays, 5/7 & 5/14, 1:30-4:30pm
    Cost: $60 + $30 cash material fee.(please bring cash)
    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 to form a hat using traditional and modern hat blocks in this two-session class. Students will get their choice of hat base to choose from, all in weights suitable for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons. We will be working with Japanese Twisted Toyo, Visca, Raffia and Seagrass. Students will also be able to trim their finished pieces from a wide selection of modern and vintage ribbons, feathers and Millinery fruits and flowers.
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 5/17/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/17/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.120: Wednesdays, 4/19- 6/7, 6:30p-8:30p


    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)


    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class (please bring exact change)


    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.



    Come and workout with a Brazilian flair! This dynamic, energetic Latin dance incorporates the authentic and original Samba Reggae born in Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, as well as Afro-Brazilian dance. You will get a great workout as a result of low and high impact movements that will increase your blood flow, strengthening your cardiovascular system and burning lots of calories.



    Slleyk da Bahia is the former choreographer of Olodum, the first Samba Reggae ensemble in the world. He spent 15 years creating unique choreographies to present during the carnivals of Brazil. All levels welcome!


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at

    http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at

    http://smgov.net/camera

    or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at

    http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at

    http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at

    http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:

    smgov.net/parking



    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info:

    metro.net

    or

    bigbluebus.com.



    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Revision Strategies with Jennifer Caloyeras

    Starts: 5/20/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/20/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday May 20, 10am-1pm
    Cost: $45
    Register in advance here: http://cbw-la.org/event-2498137

    You’ve written a draft of your novel. Now what? Come learn about revision strategies from young adult novelist and short fiction writer, Jennifer Caloyeras (and former Annenberg artist-in-residence). She will guide you through the revision process from line edits to global aspects of your writing as well as answer questions about the next steps in the writing process: querying agents and how to know when your work is ready. Participants will leave with a roadmap to revising their novel drafts.

    Jennifer Caloyeras’ short fiction has appeared in Booth, Storm Cellar and other literary magazines. She holds a M.A. in English from Cal State Los Angeles and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Her most recent novel, Strays, explores an incarcerated teen’s relationship with a pit bull and is aimed at young audiences. Her short story collection, Unruly Creatures, will be published in the fall of 2017 by West Virginia University Press. She teaches fiction writing at UCLA extension. jennifercaloyeras.com. This workshop is offered in conjunction with Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles and registrations are available at their website, cbw-la.org.

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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!


    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB


    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.


    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking


    Bus: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.


    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.


    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.


    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Ice-dyed cotton bandana with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 5/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 5/20/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class # 2700.122, Sat 5/20, 1-3pm
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link at bottom or call 310.458.2239

    Join Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich and explore a fun way to add color to cotton - getting dramatic contrasts and patterns reminiscent of galaxies with the ice-dye technique. Participants will work with Dharma Fiber Reactive Dyes in a color palette of their choosing and leave with a bandana colored by hand. Bring an apron - gloves provided.

    Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich (term: April 26-July 29, 2017) is a fiber artist and architect who loves mechanical problem-solving. Working from the scale of a single thread to the dimensions of a length of cloth, she creates compositions of pattern and color in handwoven fabric. Through her weaving studio/textile brand, wonder woven, she applies a modern aesthetic to pre-Industrial Revolution technologies. Her work explores both process and material - and often employs hand-dyeing techniques informed by the properties of different materials
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at : http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable.) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.

  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 5/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/21/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.112: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4 (no class 5/28). PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
    Cost: $140.00 - Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only. (please bring exact change!)
    Call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.

    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.

    More materials detail:
    Although basic shared equipment is included in this class, you are encouraged to bring your own easel rigs, brushes and color palettes. Paper will be provided but students are encouraged to bring what paper they prefer. The instructor will let you know what paper is required for each week's exercise; if you are dropping in, please bring 1-2 sheets of cold-press 140 lb. 11"x14 watercolor paper and a bound or ringed sketch pad of 90 lbs. paper of any size for exterior journaling.

    The curriculum will cover:
    Medium and Materials: Watercolor paint, palette, brushes and paper used and the importance of building a working process that is ergonomic and efficient.

    Composition: The fundamentals of composing a pleasing picture: compositional forms, vanishing point fundamentals, the Rule of Thirds etc.

    Drawing: The importance of learning to accurately render the scene or image for placement in the painting; architectural perspective, rendering styles, the human form, the discipline of regular sketching and visual journaling.

    Brush Work: The application of paint to the paper in watercolor. A thorough explanation of brush types and sizes their appropriate use, effects and the subtleties of individual calligraphy.

    Value and Color Theory: An explanation of the Color Wheel, the importance of Values, The layout and use of the Palette, as well as the Watercolor Vocabulary will be discussed.

    En Plein air: Students will have opportunities in the relaxed and picturesque environment of the Palisades to paint an outdoor scene.

    Beginners who enroll can use our watercolor workstations. Even if you have no watercolor equipment you can take part in this class!

    ----------------------------------------
    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Experiments in Form: A Poetry Workshop with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 5/21/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 5/21/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.124: Sundays 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/9 & 7/23, 1-3pm
    Cost: $75.00, full series commitment preferred.

    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58369

    Do you love to write poetry and would like to expand your practice? Try out a different poetic form each week in this workshop. Explore writing a sonnet, villanelle, sestina, ghazal, found poem, ekphrastic, and other forms, while consulting both historical and contemporary examples. Enrollees will be asked to make a commitment to attend all six sessions. Writers of poetry at all levels are welcome to participate.

    Dinah Berland is a widely published poet and book editor with a background in art. Her poems have appeared in more than two dozen journals, including The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, New Letters, and Ploughshares, and are included in many anthologies. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, received an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Poetry from the California Arts Council, and won an international poetry prize from the Atlanta Review. Her book Hours of Devotion (Schocken, 2007) is a verse adaptation of the first book of prayers written for women by a Jewish woman.
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway
    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve
    Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

    Bus: Check metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 5/24/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/24/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.120: Wednesdays, 4/19- 6/7, 6:30p-8:30p


    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)


    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class (please bring exact change)


    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.



    Come and workout with a Brazilian flair! This dynamic, energetic Latin dance incorporates the authentic and original Samba Reggae born in Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, as well as Afro-Brazilian dance. You will get a great workout as a result of low and high impact movements that will increase your blood flow, strengthening your cardiovascular system and burning lots of calories.



    Slleyk da Bahia is the former choreographer of Olodum, the first Samba Reggae ensemble in the world. He spent 15 years creating unique choreographies to present during the carnivals of Brazil. All levels welcome!


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at

    http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at

    http://smgov.net/camera

    or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at

    http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at

    http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at

    http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:

    smgov.net/parking



    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info:

    metro.net

    or

    bigbluebus.com.



    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
  • Shadow-printed cotton tote with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 5/27/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 5/27/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.123, Sat 5/27, 11a-1p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58534


    Create a shadow-printed cotton tote bag with Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich using Lumi Inkodye and some artfully cut and arranged produce from the Farmer's Market.

    Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich (term: April 26-July 29, 2017) is a fiber artist and architect who loves mechanical problem-solving. Working from the scale of a single thread to the dimensions of a length of cloth, she creates compositions of pattern and color in handwoven fabric. Through her weaving studio/textile brand, wonder woven, she applies a modern aesthetic to pre-Industrial Revolution technologies. Her work explores both process and material - and often employs hand-dyeing techniques informed by the properties of different materials
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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

    View and Register for classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU

    Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway

    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239

    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup

    View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve

    Improve us at : http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB

    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.

    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:smgov.net/parking

    Bus: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable.) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 5/31/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 5/31/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.120: Wednesdays, 4/19- 6/7, 6:30p-8:30p


    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)


    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class (please bring exact change)


    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.



    Come and workout with a Brazilian flair! This dynamic, energetic Latin dance incorporates the authentic and original Samba Reggae born in Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, as well as Afro-Brazilian dance. You will get a great workout as a result of low and high impact movements that will increase your blood flow, strengthening your cardiovascular system and burning lots of calories.



    Slleyk da Bahia is the former choreographer of Olodum, the first Samba Reggae ensemble in the world. He spent 15 years creating unique choreographies to present during the carnivals of Brazil. All levels welcome!


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    Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!



    View and Register for classes at

    http://ow.ly/IehoU


    Visit us at

    http://smgov.net/camera

    or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway


    Contact camera@smgov.net or 310-458-2239


    Join our email list at

    http://smgov.net/artsignup


    View a list of classes & register at

    http://smgov.net/reserve


    Improve us at

    http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB



    Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.



    Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info:

    smgov.net/parking



    Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info:

    metro.net

    or

    bigbluebus.com.



    Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.



    Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.



    Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
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