1450 Ocean In Palisades Park Offers New Year Arts & Crafts Fun

Monday, 13 Jan 2014, 9:33:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Sewcranky brings a fleet of their lovingly restored antique hand-cranked sewing machines for attendees to try.
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Sewcranky brings a fleet of their lovingly restored antique hand-cranked sewing machines for attendees to try.

Have a resolution to learn something new this year?

Consider taking a look at what’s on offer at 1450 Ocean, Santa Monica’s center for arts, craft, and culture in the Camera Obscura building located at Palisades Park.

Activities include breaking a sweat in one of the movement classes or making something in a craft workshop.

Here’s a look at upcoming activities:

• Friday, Jan. 17 from 7-9 pm and Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11 am to 2 pm: Felt Hatmaking with Corina Haywood.

• Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2-5 pm: Crepe Paper Peonies with Ji Kim.

• Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7-9 pm: Sew a Yoga Mat Carrier or Market Bag with Sewcranky.

• Friday, Jan. 31 from 6:30-9:30 pm: Multicolor Felt Pods/Bowls with Sara Smelt.

What’s coming up in February?

1450 Ocean’s first studio artist in residence, Luke Haynes, will be taking the month to work on his photo-realistic quilts and other fabric interventions.

On Saturdays on Feb. 8, 15, and 22 he’ll be leading community quilt making workshops with the final product to be given to a local charity.

Take part in design, cutting, piecing, quilting and more on the shared sewing machines, or bring your own projects and questions for Haynes.

Visit the fruits of his (and your) labors in a culminating quilt exhibit the evening of March 1. Learn more at lukehaynes.com.

In February, 1450 Ocean’s Second Saturday Free Craft Lounge will be held Saturday Feb. 8 from 10:30 am to 2 pm, and special guests reDiscover artists will lead a repurposing/upcycling workshop.

1450 Ocean is also playing both sides with a Valentine’s Heart Pendant workshop and an Anti-Valentine Supper for One class with the Farmer’s Market (to be announced soon). And there will be a glass enamel on copper class with local jeweler Sharon Kaplan.

Convenient parking is available at Structures 6 (on 2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), 7 (off Broadway west of 4th) and 8 (off 2nd Street north of Colorado); $1 for 2.5 hours.

For weekends, after-hours, longer stays and other parking information, visit parkme.com/santa-monica-parking.

Buses serving 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 7 and Rapid 7, 10.

Visit bigbluebus.com for more information. Bicycles can be parked securely within 1450 Ocean when taking a class.

View the 1450 Ocean current class list and register online at smgov.net/1450ocean or walk over to 1450 Ocean Avenue and Broadway to do it in person.

For more information, email communityclasses@smgov.net or call 310.458.2239.

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