In June, you can craft while
listening to live music, try your hand at knitted jewelry, hand-crank your way
to a new water bottle carrier, transform discards into glamor, learn to Tango,
polish your writing and more.
All of this is thanks to the
City of Santa Monica’s 1450 Ocean complex (located at 1450 Ocean Avenue in
Palisades Park), which is home to a fun mixture of free events and classes for
adults and seniors.
A Fun Beach Tote From
Saturday, June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm (free)
Visit 1450 Ocean on the second
Saturday of every month to work on your projects, take in a mini-workshop, and
stretch your craft-legs.
This Saturday, learn basic
knitting stitches or work on your own projects – with special bead knitting
demonstrations throughout the day. Create an elegant collaged paper greeting
card or bookmark out of recycled materials with Mary Beth Trautwein of reDiscover.
Bring your own project, whatever the type, and sit and make with us. Open to
Make Music LA Concert & Crafting On The Lawn
Friday, June 21 from 1-7 pm (free)
Listen to local bands play
during the annual County-wide celebration of music, while crafting on the north
lawn. Bring your project or try out our papercraft flag garlands.
Sewing Lab & Pattern Reading With Angharad Caceres
Fridays from 12-2 pm: June 7, 14, 21, 28
(Register at ow.ly/l26dh)
Mondays from 7-9 pm: June 10, 17, 24, July 1
(Call to register)
Cost: $25 each or $100 for
Single classes may be
available, call a week ahead.
Sewing pattern basics – bring
in a pattern you would like to sew (we suggest an “easy” to “medium”
difficulty) and learn what all the pattern notes mean, then get hands on help
sewing it together in class.
Upcycled Jewelry With Bethany King Of reDiscover
Saturdays from 2-4 pm: June 8, 15, 22, 29
Register at ow.ly/l26ph
Cost: $25 + $5 material fee
each or $100 + $25 material fee for all sessions.
Please bring material fee in
cash to the first session or drop in for $30.
Transform a lowly material
into something precious while honing your recycling skills. Learn about basic
jewelry making technique and tools, then make various pieces of your choice
utilizing found materials, including discarded jewelry parts, bottle caps,
paper, hardware and more.
From Haiku to Hip-Hop: Writing Poetry Today With Charles Hood
Fridays from 6-8 pm: June 7, 21
Cost: $30 for two sessions.
Register at ow.ly/llkSQ or
drop in for $30 – call ahead to confirm availability.
Aimed especially at the
non-English majors among us, this two-part workshop will review some of the
major historical concepts of poetry, then take attendees forward to the most
interesting kinds of poetry being produced today.
Poetry – including prose
poetry – is more varied and poly-vocal now than ever before, and, contrary to
the stereotype, it has a wide readership and is part of a thriving community.
Beginners and non-specialists welcome.
Intro To Drawing With
Mondays from 9-10 am: June 17, 24, July 1,
8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5
Register at ow.ly/l6ALs
Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am:
Register at ow.ly/l6APu
Wednesdays from 9-10 am: June 19, 26,
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7
Register at ow.ly/l6ATs
Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 am:
Register at ow.ly/l6AWH
Cost: Non-resident: $169,
Drawing-based fine art lessons
introduce various media to boost your creative side and your hand-eye
coordination. No experience necessary, open to all adults.
Intro To Painting
With Terry Groehler
Tuesdays from 7-9 pm: June 18, 25, July 2, 9
Register at ow.ly/l70mP
Thursdays from 7-9 pm: June 20, 27, July 11, 18
Register at ow.ly/l70sf
Cost: Non-resident: $210,
Acrylic painting for
beginners, no experience necessary!
Intro To Salsa Dance
With Isabelle Pampillo
Tuesdays from 7-10 pm: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6
Register at ow.ly/l70vG
Cost: Non-resident: $141,
Learn to dance the basics of
the hottest Latin dance Los Angeles style. Course content includes basic
footwork, turn patterns, and the essentials of leading and following. No
Location/Hours: 1450 Ocean
Avenue, Santa Monica (in Palisades Park between Broadway and Santa Monica
Blvd.) Camera Obscura is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3pm and
Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm; check in at office to access.
For more information, call
310.458.2239 or visit recenroll.smgov.net for reservations.
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