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Saturday, August 30

Enameled Silver Message Pendants with Sharon Kaplan

1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura building

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

11:00am to 2:00pm

Using .999 pure silver and vitreous (glass) enamel, plus metal letter stamping tools, we will be making gorgeous one-of-a-kind pendants. Stamp a word or phrase onto a silver blank, decorate with colorful glass powders, then kiln fire for (almost) instant gratification! If you have taken Sharon's copper enameling class, silver is the next step, allowing for greater color variation and transparency. You will leave with a fine silver enameled pendant on a sterling silver chain. This is a beginners class and all skill levels welcome!

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Vintage Epherma Scrap Pack with Leslie Robinson

1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura building

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

11:00am to 1:30pm

Curate a pack of prints and patterns, photography, advertising and other paper ephemera from bygone days from Leslie's vast collection - perfect for use in your own creative projects, from scrap booking to collage and card making to assemblage art. Great for gifting too! Dimensional materials such as ribbons, buttons and other vintage treasures will also be provided. Leslie is a font of creative ideas for materials if you need a boost, and she will be discussing issues of how to choose, organize, and use your materials, as well as collecting images from unexpected places, context and the digital/analog divide.

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Wide Brimmed Sun Hats w/ Corina Haywood

1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura building

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

11:00am to 5:00pm

We will be making large brim summer straw sun hats from close-woven panama straw blanks from Ecuador. You will learn how to block a basic crown shape in your size and hand sew a head ribbon. I will have a choice of trim options for you but because it is hard to know what everyone will like for decoration on their hat, I ask that you bring something from home that you can use as a hatband (you can also trade with a classmate;) such as: ribbons, scarves, belts, leather cord, lace etc... We will use traditional millinery and avant-garde techniques to create a unique look for each hat. In this one day class you will learn to make a great, practical and elegant sun hat in your size. Prior millinery, art, craft, design or hand sewing experience is strongly recommended. Material fee includes panama straw hat blank, millinery needles, millinery thread, grosgrain ribbon and options for decorative trims.

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Vintage Epherma Scrap Pack with Leslie Robinson

1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura building

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

11:00am to 1:30pm

Curate a pack of prints and patterns, photography, advertising and other paper ephemera from bygone days from Leslie's vast collection - perfect for use in your own creative projects, from scrap booking to collage and card making to assemblage art. Great for gifting too! Dimensional materials such as ribbons, buttons and other vintage treasures will also be provided. Leslie is a font of creative ideas for materials if you need a boost, and she will be discussing issues of how to choose, organize, and use your materials, as well as collecting images from unexpected places, context and the digital/analog divide.

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Logwood Purple & Indigo Blue, Natural Dyes w/ Bjo Trimble

1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura building

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

12:00pm to 4:00pm

This class will cover Logwood (purple) and Indigo (blue) colors, Mordants & Overdyeing. Repeat students welcome, great for beginners too! Logwood (Haematoxylum campechianum) is a Yucatan tree with blood-red heartwood that became very interesting to Portuguese traders around 1500. Strong on wool, beautiful on silk, the dye is not lightfast on cotton. Logwood offers several colors that will be explored in the workshop. Participants will dip logwood-dyed yarns into different mordants and other dyes to get red-purple, deep purple, gray-blue and black. This may sound intricate, but natural dyeing is simple! Dyeing is a stand-up art, so wear comfortable shoes that can be dripped on. Bring to Class: Apron, Materials to Dye (No more than ½ lb of any 100% natural fiber, yarns, scarves, old doilies, or 1 T-shirt, 2 camisoles, etc. NO heavy items such as jeans, sweat-shirts, towels, etc. Wool and silk dye better than cotton or linen.) There will be silk scarves and dye kits for sale at the workshop.

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sunday concerts at polliwog park

Polliwog Park

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 90266

5:00pm

Tribute bands, rock and roll, salsa, country and dixie are just some of the sounds to hit the stage this summer in Manhattan Beach.  It’s perfect for when you’re not quite ready to head home after a gorgeous Sunday at the beach – head to the park to unwind with a picnic to dance and relax to a free concert.  

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Summer Art Walk

Old Town Monrovia

418 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, 91016

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Stroll Old Town Monrovia and take in the art. Great Food, Great place to be! The Summer Art Walks provide an opportunity for local artists to exhibit and sell their works. Proceeds go to support school art programs.

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