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  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Eternal Meadow Opening Ceremony & Living History Tours

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

    On Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Santa Monica's historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary & Mausoleum will hold the Opening Ceremony of Eternal Meadow, the Cemetery's new "green" or natural burial section. City of Santa Monica officials will be on hand to mark the occasion which includes a ribbon cutting and a butterfly release celebrating and Woodlawn's recent designation as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation. After the ceremony, we invite you to enjoy Woodlawn's 3rd annual presentation of its Living History Tour. Costumed guides portraying notable women and men interred at Woodlawn share their stories and contributions to culture, history and society.

    The event also includes eco-themed craft activities and event booths from various City of Santa Monica Departments and other organizations, light refreshments, and "Movies in the Mausoleum.? In addition, a Woodlawn Cemetery photography exhibit produced by students of the Santa Monica College Photography Department also highlights the event. Food will be available for purchase from Los Tamaleros and Churros Don Abel. This event is free of charge and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Free parking for this event can be found at Santa Monica College's Lot 4 at 16th St. & Pico Blvd. Big Blue Bus Lines 7, Rapid 7, and 41 serve the Cemetery. The Cemetery is wheelchair accessible. For those requiring assistance, shuttle service inside the Cemetery will be provided. We hope to see you on April 1st! For updates and information about Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary & Mausoleum events and services, call us at (310) 458-8717, visit our website at www.woodlawnsm.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WoodlawnSM.
  • Poetry Workshop with Brendan Constantine

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

    Class #2700.101: Saturday 4/1, 1pm-4pm
    Cost: $25
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    Poet Brendan Constantine presents a generative spring workshop for writers at all levels. No experience necessary. April is National Poetry Month: start it right with the 30/30 challenge - writing a poem each day. Brendan will help with prompts to use throughout the month and a kick in the pants to get started! Even if you don't intend to write all 30 poems in a month, you are welcome to use just a little of this inspiration for your writing life.
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 4/1/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/1/2017 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!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Hat Making Basics with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 4/2/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/2/2017 4:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.102: Two Sundays, 4/2 & 4/9, 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 you can use a wide variety of materials to make a hat. Students will get to experiment with traditional wooden blocks and polystyrene forms. We will also discuss how to repurpose thrift store finds (such as wooden salad bowls) to create unique and affordable alternatives to more expensive blocks.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

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

    Starts: 4/4/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/4/2017 8:00:00 PM

    This event is at capacity - spillover seating will be available where guests can hear but not see the lecturer.

    Fashion in Comedy, 1930s-50s with film historian Kimberly Truhler

    Snappy lines met snazzy dressers in the sophisticated comedies of the 1930s - 1950s. This iteration of Kimberly Truhler's popular Fashion in Film series is inspired by the 2017 Turner Classic Movie Film Festival lineup, so she will be referring to an array of sartorially splendid comedy film examples, most of which will be screened later in the week at the festival.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 4/5/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/5/2017 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: 4/5/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/5/2017 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!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

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

    Starts: 4/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/8/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Saturday 4/8, 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.
  • Living in Our Landscape: Walking with Each Other with Maryam Hosseinzadeh

    Starts: 4/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/8/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.433: Saturday 4/8, 11a-1p
    Cost: Free, limited spaces.
    Please register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/56736


    Studio Resident Grace Hwang invited fellow artist Maryam Hosseinzadeh to lead a workshop in response to her ongoing residency theme of memorializing and sharing experiences. Join Maryam for a group walk in the parts of Santa Monica?s downtown and Pier that can be seen from 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; contributions will be recorded and edited by Maryam into an audioscape that will be featured in the Camera Obscura tower for future visitors. Participants with mobility issues are welcome to attend a post-walk conversation at the Camera and as much of the walk as they wish.

    Maryam Hosseinzadeh is a native Angeleno interested in the layered sites, memories, places and histories encountered individually and created collectively by all people, everyday. She creates original projects connecting people, place, and history, with a focus on developing microhistories through site-investigation, archival research, personal reflection, and everyday conversation. Originally from Altadena, she has lived in Northeast Los Angeles most recently for the past nine years. Some of her past projects include walks for the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the MAK Center, and Machine Project's Guide to Modern Architecture in LA as part of Pacific Standard Time.

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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.
  • Stencil Making with Patricia Mitchell

    Starts: 4/8/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/8/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.110: Saturday 4/8, 2p-4p

    Cost: $35

    Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.

    Learn techniques and materials to create your own stencils for use in a variety of ways. From traditional stenciling for arts and crafts using brushes and sponges, to quilting templates, to the aerosol stencils used in street and protest art, we'll go over various ways to make multiple images using this technique. As a module with our Indigo Dyeing and Natural Dyeing with Resists classes on 4/29/17 (separate enrollment), you can use your stencil(s) to dye patterns on fabric as well.

    Patricia R. Mitchell is a visual artist living and working in Northeast Los Angeles. She has been making art for over 20 years and was a printer at Gemini G.E.L. where she worked with artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray and Richard Sera. She was also a professor at Kendall College of Art and Design where she taught and ran the Fine Art Printmaking department. In addition to her studio practice she makes props for motion pictures and television.

    patriciarmitchell.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: 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.
  • Gallery CLOSED at 3pm

    Starts: 4/8/2017 3:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/8/2017 3:00:00 PM

    The Gallery will be closed beginning at 3pm for a private event.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Hat Making Basics with Leslie Robinson

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

    Class #2700.102: Two Sundays, 4/2 & 4/9, 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 you can use a wide variety of materials to make a hat. Students will get to experiment with traditional wooden blocks and polystyrene forms. We will also discuss how to repurpose thrift store finds (such as wooden salad bowls) to create unique and affordable alternatives to more expensive blocks.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

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

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Brazilian Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 4/12/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/12/2017 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: 4/12/2017 8:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/12/2017 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!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery CLOSED all day for a private event

    Starts: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

    The Gallery will be closed all day for a private event.
  • Pinhole Camera Photography with Cynthia Herrera

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

    Class #2700.118: Friday 4/14/17, 12-4pm
    Cost: $10
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239
    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58348


    Mark Making, Making Marks.

    Studio Resident Grace Hwang invites photographer Cynthia Herrera to expand upon the relationship they've built together with the group BeMoSo (Be More Solidary), exploring the possibilities of making marks through light, chemistry, bodies and space. Through BeMoSo we acknowledge and reflect each other, we mark and are marked by each other. We acknowledge the impact we make on our living context, as well as how history and context make marks upon us. In an effort to embody these actions, Cynthia offers a pinhole camera workshop which uses the same early technology as the Camera Obscura. Using our constructions, we will spread into the surrounding environment and take pictures while considering both the marks we bear and the ways we affect our environment and community.

    Please bring an empty shoebox or square tin of similar size.

    During the week of April 10, Grace will be in collaboration with Cindy onsite at Camera Obscura, making/developing images from the Camera itself. Grace has been offering a variety of workshops throughout her tenure; another guest artist-led workshop is Maryam Hosseinzadeh's walking tour of the Camera's neighborhood on April 8.
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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.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Residency Presentation with Artist-in-Residence­ Grace Hwang

    Starts: 4/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/15/2017 3:00:00 PM


    Class #2700.434, Saturday 4/15 11a-3p
    Cost: Free!
    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/56735


    Join Studio Artist-in-Residence Grace Hwang for a presentation of work created during her fifteen-week tenure at the Camera Obscura Art Lab, performances created during her workshops by Art Lab students, and selections from her previous works. Light refreshments provided.

    Grace Hwang is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose movement practice is fueled by improvising new forms through ensemble work and rule-based play. Often working with artists of different disciplines, she is deeply invested in the relationship between agency and collectivity in collaboration. She is developing a performance with collaborator Heisue Chung-Matheu that reflects upon the 1992 Los Angeles Riot/Uprising through memory, archive and the act of memorializing. It will be presented at Highways Performance Space in February 2017. At Camera Obscura Art Lab she is creating a hybrid art and dance studio to research and generate material for the production. Participants and visitors are invited to a series of papermaking and movement workshops, each of which will inform both the Highways performance and this closing presentation.

    Grace Hwang's work in the form of teaching, performance, exhibition and experience-making has been featured at Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), Open Engagement Conference (OR), Southern Exposure (SF), Center for Architecture Foundation (NY), SALT art space (NY), and the Museum of Modern Art Education Center (NY). She holds an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University and an MS Ed in Museum Education from the Bank Street College of Education. More at cargocollective.com/gracejoannehwang/about-gracejoannehwang.

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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

    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/
  • Fundamentals of Afro Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez

    Starts: 4/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/15/2017 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: 4/15/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/15/2017 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!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

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

    Starts: 4/18/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/18/2017 12:00:00 PM

    The Consumer Protection Division of the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office will sponsor the workshop Fair Housing Issues in Rental Housing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Santa Monica Main Library. Provided during National Fair Housing Month, the workshop is part of the City's ongoing efforts to increase awareness of the fair housing laws.

    The presenters include Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director of the Southern California Housing Rights Center; the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment (invited); Denise McGranahan, Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Deputy City Attorney Gary Rhoades and Consumer Specialist Andrea Cavanaugh from the City Attorney?s Office.

    All owners, property managers, attorneys, social service providers, and tenants are invited to attend free of charge. A continental breakfast will be provided and parking at the library will be validated.
    Space is limited so please register early. Online registration ends on April 14, 2017

    To request a disability-related accommodation such as a sign-language interpreter or alternate format, please contact Johanna Rodriguez at (310) 458-8691or Johanna.rodriguez@smgov.net by April 10, 2017
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 4/19/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/19/2017 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.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

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

    Starts: 4/22/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/22/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body Earth Day Edition with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 4/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Ends: 4/22/2017 1:30:00 PM

    Class #2700.104 Saturday 4/22, 11:30am-1:30pmCost: $10Register at the link above 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.


    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 visist www.weareefflorescence.com---------------------------------------- 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/IehoUVisit 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/artsignupView a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserveImprove 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: 4/22/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/22/2017 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: 4/22/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/22/2017 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!
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

    Starts: 4/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/23/2017 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.
  • Environmentally Conscious Printmaking with Zeina

    Starts: 4/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/23/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class #2700.113: 12am-3pm, Sunday 4/23


    Cost: $30.00 - Drop-in participation is welcome (please bring exact change!)


    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239.



    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/57555


    How can we as individual artists live more consciously in our work? In printmaking there is a long history of processes that harm the earth and its waters, but you can reduce your impact in many ways! In this fun workshop and lab with Zeina Baltagi, learn to use various low toxicity printmaking methods and materials to create posters and unique works of art. Techniques available are xerox lithography, relief, collagraph and collage. All materials are provided but students are welcome to bring objects and papers for use and inspiration. No experience required, repeat students welcome.



    Zeina Baltagi is a California State University, Northridge graduate with a B.A. in printmaking. Upon graduation, she co-founded the Valley Art Workshop in Woodland Hills. She currently teaches classes at Los Angeles Music and Art School, as well as a variety of workshops at the Camera Obscura Art Lab and throughout Los Angeles, for all ages. She has exhibited at various galleries and academic institutions around Southern California.


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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.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • GRO1000 Santa Monica Dedication

    Starts: 4/24/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/24/2017 1:30:00 PM

    The City of Santa Monica received a grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation to fund the final stages of revitalization to Ishihara Park, which opened at the end of February. Please join us on Monday, April 24 at 11 a.m. for the dedication of the Learning Garden in Ishihara Park.

    To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact us by Friday, April 21 by phone at 310-458-8310.

    To RSVP, email olga.ruano@smgov.net by Friday, April 21.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Samba Reggae Dance with Slleyk da Bahia

    Starts: 4/26/2017 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/26/2017 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.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

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

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm. Hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.
  • Gallery CLOSED at 1pm

    Starts: 4/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

    The Gallery will be closed beginning at 1pm for a private event.
  • Arts & Literacy Festival

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

    Annual Festival celebrating arts and literacy for young children.
  • Indigo Dyeing with Griffin Dyeworks

    Starts: 4/29/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/29/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Class # 2700.115, Saturday 4/29 1p-3p
    Cost: $25 + $15 Material Fee (please bring cash).
    To register, please click on the link below or call 310.458.2239

    Learn to dye with indigo! We'll discuss dye history, chemistry, teach you how to set up your dye pots, and review some shibori/tie-dye techniques. Please bring 1-2 items of clean, washed clothing (no denim or sweatshirts), or light colored silk scarves, or up to 1lb of wool yarn. One silk scarf included in material fee. You will be traveling home with wet items, so please bring suitable containers. Additional silk scarves and dyeable material will be available for purchase. Check out the Resists class that takes place before and after this Indigo class and learn about using natural paste resists to make your own designs on indigo-dyed fabrics, and our Stencil class earlier in April (separate enrollment.)

    Theresa Wollenstein has been dyeing for 15 years, learning on the job as an assistant to the founder of Griffin Dyeworks, Bjo Trimble. She also spins, knits, crochets, and teaches all of the above. Theresa fully took on the business of Griffin Dyeworks in 2015.

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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.
  • Gallery 9am- 4pm

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

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

    Starts: 4/30/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/30/2017 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.
  • Potato Printed Totes with Tracy Bromwich

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

    Class #2700.119: Sunday 4/30/17, 1-3pm


    Cost: $10


    Register at the link below or call 310.458.2239

    http://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/58349


    Learn to use a variety of vegetables from the Farmer's Market for relief printing. We?ll cut them to make blocks and print with screen printing ink on natural cotton tote bags. Come away with a lovely market bag of your own creation!



    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.
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“Pursuing Green Office Certification”

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

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

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