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What’s Happening at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/2/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/2 11am-1pm
    Cost: Free!

    Sit down with Camera Obscura Studio Artist in Residence Kate Ingold and make collages that combine words with image(s) to create a third work that is greater than the sum of its parts. Challenge yourself with an intellectual and visual puzzle that utilizes chance and juxtaposition! Participants will make collages out of magazines, newspapers, and other 2D sources, then learn techniques for helpful critique of each other’s work.
  • Straw Sun Hats with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 6/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/3/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Sundays, 6/3 & 6/10 11am-2pm
    Cost: $50 + $30 cash material fee

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $30 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR. Join Milliner Leslie Robinson for this two-part class, where you will create a finished straw sun hat. Students will use hat blocks to shape their pieces. Ribbon, feathers and a variety of other trims will be on hand to complete the look. Whether you choose a floppy wide brim, fedora or cloche—hats are a practical accessory for summer!
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Tuesday, 6/5 2pm-4pm
    Cost: Free!

    Sit down with Camera Obscura Studio Artist in Residence Kate Ingold and make collages that combine words with image(s) to create a third work that is greater than the sum of its parts. Challenge yourself with an intellectual and visual puzzle that utilizes chance and juxtaposition! Participants will make collages out of magazines, newspapers, and other 2D sources, then learn techniques for helpful critique of each other’s work.
  • Frau Fiber's Sewing Rebellion + Craft Lounge

    Starts: 6/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Frau Fiber brings her nationwide project, Sewing Rebellion, to the Camera on the second Saturday of each month concurrent with our monthly Craft Lounge. Catch Frau Fiber or her regiment of Faux Fraus leading sewing, altering and repurposing projects each month. Sewing machines and sewing tips included!

    June’s Sewing Rebellion project is a wallet-sized mending kit for traveling. Fill your kit with your favorite small items to take camping, keep in your car or backpack, or give as a gift!

    Craft Lounge is a monthly no-host gathering of all types of crafting - bring your works in progress and make something with your neighbors! The Camera Obscura Art Lab has shared knitting, crochet, sewing, collage and drawing materials and plenty of tables for you to spread out your work.
  • Wearable Circuit Workshop with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/9 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $5

    Make custom wearable electronics using a basic LED light circuit. Using conductive thread, felt, a watch battery, and an LED, you’ll come away with a light up bracelet! Basic sewing is helpful, though not required.
  • Straw Sun Hats with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 6/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/10/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Sundays, 6/3 & 6/10 11am-2pm
    Cost: $50 + $30 cash material fee

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $30 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR. Join Milliner Leslie Robinson for this two-part class, where you will create a finished straw sun hat. Students will use hat blocks to shape their pieces. Ribbon, feathers and a variety of other trims will be on hand to complete the look. Whether you choose a floppy wide brim, fedora or cloche—hats are a practical accessory for summer!
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/16/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/16 11am-1pm
    Cost: Free!

    Sit down with Camera Obscura Studio Artist in Residence Kate Ingold and make collages that combine words with image(s) to create a third work that is greater than the sum of its parts. Challenge yourself with an intellectual and visual puzzle that utilizes chance and juxtaposition! Participants will make collages out of magazines, newspapers, and other 2D sources, then learn techniques for helpful critique of each other’s work.
  • LED Greeting Card with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/16/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/16/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/16 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $5

    Draw or paint a circuit to light up an LED using conductive ink. With just the drawn image of a simple circuit, a watch battery, and copper tape you can make a card that lights up!
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 6/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/17/2018 1:30:00 PM

    Sunday 6/17, 12-1:30pm
    Cost: $10; register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.

    This body based practice utilizes an investigative process that draws upon meditation, visualization, and movement improvisation. In the class we nurture the expansion of our expressive capacities as we move our bodies encountering each other and sharing playfully with cooperation. This is deep work. We welcome all curious participants who are interested in exploring expressive movement as a mindful ritual and healing art process. In times such as these, let us explore our potential through embodied practice in an ongoing process of self-discovery.
  • Lensed Cyanotypes with Brittany & Melissa

    Starts: 6/19/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/19/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Tuesday, 6/19 2pm-4pm
    Cost: $5 + $5 cash material fee due to instructor.

    PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES A $5 MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO INSTRUCTOR IN ADDITION TO THE CLASS FEE. Cyanotypes use a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. With the sun as the light source and everyday objects, explore effects with various lenses and transparent materials to explore the magnification process and how images transfer to create your own cyanotype print on paper. Guest instructor Melissa Tran is an artist and educator who is an Assistant Curator at the Torrance Art Museum and Educator at MOCA. Her work stems from an ongoing interest in traces, such as through identity and culture that run parallel to her interest in static and moving images as remnants of what once was. She received her MFA from Southern Methodist University and her BFA from the University of Houston.
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/23 11am-1pm
    Cost: Free!

    Sit down with Camera Obscura Studio Artist in Residence Kate Ingold and make collages that combine words with image(s) to create a third work that is greater than the sum of its parts. Challenge yourself with an intellectual and visual puzzle that utilizes chance and juxtaposition! Participants will make collages out of magazines, newspapers, and other 2D sources, then learn techniques for helpful critique of each other’s work.
  • Postcard Poetry Reading/Workshop with Terry Holzman

    Starts: 6/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Have you heard of the August Postcard Poetry Festival? Started in 2007 by Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers, the annual postcard chain prompts writers around the world to commit to writing 31 original poems onto 31 postcards to mail to each other throughout the month of August. In honor of the upcoming festival, Terry Holzman reads from an anthology of poems created during this process, then leads a workshop for those interested in joining the August postcard poetry exchange. Anyone can participate! Booksigning to follow.
  • Bookmaking series with Debra Disman

    Starts: 6/23/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturdays 6/23, 7/21 & 8/11, 2-4pm
    Cost: $40 + $10 cash material fee
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A $10 MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID IN CASH AT THE FIRST CLASS, DROP-INS PAY $5 EACH CLASS. Debra brings back her popular bookmaking classes in a special three-part series. In June, work on Flag Books - a kinetic book whose parts move in separate flags as you page through. July brings Tunnel Books, which draw the reader into a three-dimensional story, and August finishes with Fireworks Books: a bibliotechnical bang which contains a popup structure of repeated forms that unfold from all sides. Bring your work back to the Camera for second Saturday craft lounges and continue your experiments in bookmaking!
  • Wearable Circuit Workshop with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Thursday, 6/28 2pm-4pm
    Cost: Free!

    Make custom wearable electronics using a basic LED light circuit. Using conductive thread, felt, a watch battery, and an LED, you’ll come away with a light up bracelet! Basic sewing is helpful, though not required.
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/30/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/30 11am-1pm
    Cost: Free!

    Sit down with Camera Obscura Studio Artist in Residence Kate Ingold and make collages that combine words with image(s) to create a third work that is greater than the sum of its parts. Challenge yourself with an intellectual and visual puzzle that utilizes chance and juxtaposition! Participants will make collages out of magazines, newspapers, and other 2D sources, then learn techniques for helpful critique of each other’s work.
  • Autonomous Drawing Robot with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/30/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/30/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/30 1:30pm-3pm
    Cost: $5

    Learn how to create a basic motor circuit to bring a simple toothbrush or wire sculpture to life. Use toothbrush brush ends, wire, a vibration motor and a battery to make a custom brush bot - a simple racing toy or a robot artist with the simple addition of pencil and paper.
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