What’s Happening at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk

    Starts: 3/1/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/1/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.431: Wednesdays, 2/1-3/22 6:30p-7:30p
    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)
    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class
    Register at the link below 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!
  • Papermaking with Natural and Found Materials

    Starts: 3/4/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/4/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.429: Saturday 3/4, 11am-1pm
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    This introduction to papermaking will allow participants to create and take home sheets of paper with prepared pulp made from a variety of natural and recycled materials including plant fiber, denim/cotton, and objects collected from the Santa Monica beach.
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 3/5/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/5/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.442: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/26 from 10am-1pm and 3/12 from 10am-5pm. PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

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

    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.
  • Felt Hatmaking with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 3/5/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/5/2017 4:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.107: Sundays 3/5 & 3/12, 1:30m-4:30pm
    Cost: $60 + $30 material fee (please bring cash)
    To register, please click on the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Join Milliner Leslie Robinson for this introductory hatmaking class. You will learn the fundamentals of blocking, shaping and trimming a wool felt hat. Returning students welcome - we'll cover more advanced techniques
  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk

    Starts: 3/8/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/8/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.431: Wednesdays, 2/1-3/22 6:30p-7:30p
    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)
    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class
    Register at the link below 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!
  • Afro-Cuban Dance - Int/Adv w/ Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/8/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/8/2017 10:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.100: Wednesdays 3/8-4/12 8pm-10pm
    Cost: $100 (6wk session) Drop-In participation is available for $20.
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Open to intermediate dancers who are somewhat familiar with Afro-Cuban rhythms who would like to break a sweat, infuse creativity and self-expression into their dance, and polish more complicated moves. Cuban native Kati Hernandez teaches movement holistically within Cuban society and culture. With live music accompaniment!
  • Intercultural Dumpling Making Party with Grace Hwang

    Starts: 3/11/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/11/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.430: Saturday 3/11, 11am-1pm
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Grace is inviting dumpling makers from all cultures to demonstrate their delicious traditions. Dumpling students and observers please pay $5 towards ingredients; dumpling experts, please email us at camera@smgov.net; we’d love your participation!
  • Free Craft Lounge & Knitting Hangout

    Starts: 3/11/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/11/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Saturday 3/11, 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!
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 3/11/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Ends: 3/11/2017 1:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.441
    Saturday 3/11, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Cost: $10
    Register by clicking the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Through an investigative process that draws upon meditation, visualization, and movement improvisation, we expand our creative capacities, move our bodies, encounter each other and cultivate a sense of play. All levels of participants who are interested in exploring expressive movement are welcome. After moving we will rest, journal, and share in a closing circle.
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/11/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/11/2017 3:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.105: Saturdays 3/11-4/22 except 4/8, 2-3:30p
    Cost: $75 for 6 class series, $15 for drop ins (exact change please)
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    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!
  • Cuban Salsa with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/11/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/11/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.106: Saturdays 3/11-4/22 except 4/8, 3:30pm-5pm
    Cost:$50 for 6 class series, $12 for drop ins (please bring exact change)
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Curious about salsa? Learn steps in a fun setting. Bring a partner or find partners here; all levels welcome!
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 3/12/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/12/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.442: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/26 from 10am-1pm and 3/12 from 10am-5pm. PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

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

    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.
  • Felt Hatmaking with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 3/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/12/2017 4:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.107: Sundays 3/5 & 3/12, 1:30m-4:30pm
    Cost: $60 + $30 material fee (please bring cash)
    To register, please click on the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Join Milliner Leslie Robinson for this introductory hatmaking class. You will learn the fundamentals of blocking, shaping and trimming a wool felt hat. Returning students welcome - we'll cover more advanced techniques
  • Meditative Chinese Brushwork with Farah Rosier

    Starts: 3/15/2017 4:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/15/2017 6:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.117: Wednesdays 4/5-5/10, 3-5pm
    Cost: $75
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.
    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58344

    Please bring to the first class one medium size asian calligraphy brush, several sheets of rice paper, black "sumi" type ink and optional colors, contact camera@smgov.net for details.

    Begin your exploration into the art of Chinese ink painting with practitioner Farah Roser. With an emphasis on breathing and brushwork, students will have fun, interrupt their daily routine, and come away with an appreciation for this ancient art. A traditional Chinese brush painter follows rules that are different than Western painting styles and focuses on brush stroke and strength of line as well as overall composition. Subjects are varied and include landscapes, flowers, and other features of the natural world. No experience required, just an interest in self expression!
  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk

    Starts: 3/15/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/15/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.431: Wednesdays, 2/1-3/22 6:30p-7:30p
    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)
    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class
    Register at the link below 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!
  • Afro-Cuban Dance - Int/Adv w/ Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/15/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/15/2017 10:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.100: Wednesdays 3/8-4/12 8pm-10pm
    Cost: $100 (6wk session) Drop-In participation is available for $20.
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Open to intermediate dancers who are somewhat familiar with Afro-Cuban rhythms who would like to break a sweat, infuse creativity and self-expression into their dance, and polish more complicated moves. Cuban native Kati Hernandez teaches movement holistically within Cuban society and culture. With live music accompaniment!
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/18/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/18/2017 3:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.105: Saturdays 3/11-4/22 except 4/8, 2-3:30p
    Cost: $75 for 6 class series, $15 for drop ins (exact change please)
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    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!
  • Cuban Salsa with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/18/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/18/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.106: Saturdays 3/11-4/22 except 4/8, 3:30pm-5pm
    Cost:$50 for 6 class series, $12 for drop ins (please bring exact change)
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Curious about salsa? Learn steps in a fun setting. Bring a partner or find partners here; all levels welcome!
  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk

    Starts: 3/22/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/22/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.431: Wednesdays, 2/1-3/22 6:30p-7:30p
    Cost: $99 SM Res/ $114 Non-Res (8-week session)
    Drop-in cash registration is available for $20 per class
    Register at the link below 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!
  • Afro-Cuban Dance - Int/Adv w/ Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/22/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/22/2017 10:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.100: Wednesdays 3/8-4/12 8pm-10pm
    Cost: $100 (6wk session) Drop-In participation is available for $20.
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Open to intermediate dancers who are somewhat familiar with Afro-Cuban rhythms who would like to break a sweat, infuse creativity and self-expression into their dance, and polish more complicated moves. Cuban native Kati Hernandez teaches movement holistically within Cuban society and culture. With live music accompaniment!
  • Sharing/Making Artist Books & Zines with Grace Hwang

    Starts: 3/25/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/25/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.432: Saturday 3/25, 11a-1p
    Cost: $5
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Drawing on the rich tradition of artist-created books, zines and paper ephemera, we will delve into the creation our own publications, from one-off text sculptures to one-page zines. Participants are encouraged to bring their own books/zines to show, and the artist will bring her collection of artist-made printed material for inspiration.
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/25/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/25/2017 3:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.105: Saturdays 3/11-4/22 except 4/8, 2-3:30p
    Cost: $75 for 6 class series, $15 for drop ins (exact change please)
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    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!
  • Cuban Salsa with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/25/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/25/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.106: Saturdays 3/11-4/22 except 4/8, 3:30pm-5pm
    Cost:$50 for 6 class series, $12 for drop ins (please bring exact change)
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Curious about salsa? Learn steps in a fun setting. Bring a partner or find partners here; all levels welcome!
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 3/26/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 3/26/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.442: 10am-1pm
    CLASS DATES: Sundays 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/26 from 10am-1pm and 3/12 from 10am-5pm. PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
    Cost: $140 - Drop-in participation is available for $30 + $5 cash material fee. Please call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
    Register at the link below or email camera@smgov.net.

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

    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.
  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 3/29/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 3/29/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Class #2300.432; Wednesdays 3/29 to 4/12 6:30p-7:30p
    Cost: $48 Santa Monica Resident, $55 non-resident
    This is a 3 week mini-series class.

    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.

    Drop-in registration is available for $20.

    Work out from low and high impact movements that will increase your blood flow, strengthen your cardiovascular system and burn 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.
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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.
  • Afro-Cuban Dance - Int/Adv w/ Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 3/29/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 3/29/2017 10:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.100: Wednesdays 3/8-4/12 8pm-10pm
    Cost: $100 (6wk session) Drop-In participation is available for $20.
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Open to intermediate dancers who are somewhat familiar with Afro-Cuban rhythms who would like to break a sweat, infuse creativity and self-expression into their dance, and polish more complicated moves. Cuban native Kati Hernandez teaches movement holistically within Cuban society and culture. With live music accompaniment!
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