What’s Happening at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

  • Walking with Each Other: Ocean Ave with Maryam Hosseinzadeh

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

    A mindful and community-inspired walk down Ocean Avenue.

    Maryam Hosseinzadeh leads a walk on Ocean Ave starting at the Camera Obscura. Participants are invited to reflect on and share their perspectives, thoughts and memories of the surrounding landscape and their histories within the neighborhood. Both longtime and newer residents are invited to participate.

    Among other stops, the group will walk down to Santa Monica's Bay Street and Ocean Front Walk, a historically and culturally significant site of African-American history in Santa Monica.

    Participants with mobility considerations are welcome to attend a post-walk conversation at the Camera and as much of the walk as desired. There will be two sets of stairs but detours can be provided by Maryam.
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 7/5/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 7/5/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.220: Wednesdays, 6/14 - 8/2, 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.
  • Ice-dyed cotton bandana with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 7/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 7/8/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class # 2700.204, Sat 7/8, 11a-1p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58539

    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.
  • Second Saturday Open Craft Lounge

    Starts: 7/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 7/8/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Free! Open to all adults, RSVP appreciated at

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58549

    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.
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 7/8/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Ends: 7/8/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.223
    Saturday 7/8, 11:30a-1p
    Cost: $15- please bring exact change!
    Register at the link or call 310.458.2239

    Two sessions in June, 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’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: 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, 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: 7/8/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 7/8/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.224, Saturday July 8, 1:30-3pm
    Cost: $15
    Register at the link or call (310) 458-2239.

    Curious about salsa? Learn steps in a fun setting. Bring a partner or find partners here; all levels welcome!

    Kati Hernandez’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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    Visit us at 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway in Santa Monica & http://smgov.net/camera
    Contact camera@smgov.net & 310-458-2239
    Classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
    Free events at http://santamonicaculturalaffairs.eventbrite.com/
    Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup

    Train/Bus: 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 go north in the park just past Broadway. http://metro.net/ or http://bigbluebus.com/

    Parking: Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica): Free-$17.50. Weekends, Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main S is $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: http://smgov.net/parking

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

    Registration: We encourage reserving online with a credit card. Some classes accept drop-ins. Bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable. 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.

    About: Visit the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean to get a different perspective. The City of Santa Monica offers arts, crafts and culture classes for adults here year-round, and you can polish your writing, take a better photo, learn how to make paper, get your groove on and find a community of makers and movers. Weekly hangouts with artists through the ongoing Studio Residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring insight into a variety of artistic work. This community practice space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 7/9/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 7/9/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.230: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 7/9, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 (no class 7/16).
    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.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERIES REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.
    Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-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.
  • Experiments in Form: A Poetry Workshop with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 7/9/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 7/9/2017 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.
  • Indigo-dyed Tote with Tracy Bromwich

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

    Class #2700.205, Wednesday July 12, 11a-1p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link or call 310.458.2239

    Practice shibori dyeing with indigo, a plant-based natural dye. Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich leads a session where participants pleat and tie fabric around a PVC pipe to create a unique surface design on a market bag. Bring an apron - gloves provided.

    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: 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: 7/12/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 7/12/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.220: Wednesdays, 6/14 - 8/2, 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.
  • Indigo-dyed Tote with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 7/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 7/15/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.206, Saturday July 15, 11a-1p
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link or call 310.458.2239

    Practice shibori dyeing with indigo, a plant-based natural dye. Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich leads a session where participants pleat and tie fabric around a PVC pipe to create a unique surface design on a market bag. Bring an apron - gloves provided.

    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: 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: 7/15/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Ends: 7/15/2017 1:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.213 Saturday 7/15, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58551


    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.

    For 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
  • Santa Monica Public Library Story Spinning, July theme: Opportunity

    Starts: 7/18/2017 7:00:00 PM
    Ends: 7/18/2017 8:00:00 PM

    An open story practice forum. Join us for a free monthly summer series of themed, Moth-inspired storytelling at the Camera Obscura, presented by the Santa Monica Public Library. July's theme is "Opportunity."

    Open to all adult storytellers (or story-enjoyers) of any experience level. Participants in this open story forum will have five minutes to tell or "spin" a true, personal tale without notes or props, time allowing. Tell a story or just listen. Light refreshments provided.

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    Directions: By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. 1450 Ocean is on the west side of Ocean Ave just north of Broadway. Parking is $1.25 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), each 30 min. thereafter $1.85, max $17.50. At the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr; $5 on weekends. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: parkme.com/santa-monica-parking. Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Breeze Bike Share lockup just south of us in the park; other bikes bring a lock.

    Presented by the Santa Monica Public Library: The Library is a place for the community to Read, Connect, Relax and Learn, and for all to find resources and services to improve their lives. smpl.org

    Co-presented by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division: The Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists. arts.smgov.net #ArtSaMo

    Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It's a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, solder a circuitboard or tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! smgov.net/1450ocean or check our current list of events. #CameraObscuraArtLab

    Contact communityclasses@smgov.net or call 310-458-2239
    View and Register for classes at ow.ly/oZGSg
    Visit us at smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave./Broadway
    Join our email list at smgov.net/artsignup or meetup.com/1450ocean
    Like us at facebook.com/1450ocean
    Improve us at surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 7/19/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 7/19/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.220: Wednesdays, 6/14 - 8/2, 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.
  • Weave a Wool Trivet with Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 7/22/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 7/22/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.207, Saturday July 22, 11am - 1pm
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239

    Use a potholder loom to create a handwoven wool trivet or coaster in this class. Weaver and Studio Resident Tracy Bromwich covers weaving terms and gives an easy and fun introduction to the weaving arts with this quick and rewarding technique. Leave with a useful household item or housewarming gift!

    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.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 7/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 7/23/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.230: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 7/9, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 (no class 7/16).
    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.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERIES REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.
    Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-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.
  • Experiments in Form: A Poetry Workshop with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 7/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 7/23/2017 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: 7/26/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 7/26/2017 8:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.220: Wednesdays, 6/14 - 8/2, 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!


    ----------------------------------------


    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.
  • Residency Presentation with Studio Artist-in-Residence­ Tracy Bromwich

    Starts: 7/29/2017 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 7/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Join Studio Artist-in-Residence Tracy Bromwich for an exhibit of work created during her tenure (4/26/17 - 7/29/17) at the Camera Obscura Art Lab. Light refreshments.

    More information to come.

    Tracy Bromwich is a fiber artist and architect who loves mechanical problem-solving. Her desire for a thoughtfully crafted built environment has most recently found expression in floor loom weaving. 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 fibers. She enjoys sharing her love for fiber arts with others and can often be found engaged in a project with the students, teachers and parents at local schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. She is licensed to practice architecture in the state of California.


    By registering for this program via this eventbrite page, you consent to receiving occasional email about Camera Obscura events from culture@smgov,net. You can unsubscribe, or change your preferences at any time using the “unsubscribe” or “manage preferences” links on these emails.

    Directions: By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. 1450 Ocean is on the west side of Ocean Ave just north of Broadway. Parking is $1.25 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), each 30 min. thereafter $1.85, max $17.50. At the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr; $5 on weekends. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: parkme.com/santa-monica-parking. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 8 and Rapid 10. Visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Breeze Bike Share lockup just south of us in the park; other bikes bring a lock.

    Sponsor: Cultural Affairs Division: The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists. arts.smgov.net

    Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It's a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, solder a circuitboard or tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! smgov.net/1450ocean or check our current list of events.

    Contact communityclasses@smgov.net or call 310-458-2239
    View and Register for classes at ow.ly/oZGSg
    Visit us at smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave./Broadway
    Join our email list at smgov.net/artsignup or meetup.com/1450ocean
    Like us at facebook.com/1450ocean
    Improve us at surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

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

    Class #2700.230: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 7/9, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 (no class 7/16).
    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.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERIES REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.
    Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only.

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-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.
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