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A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz
Sundays 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 & 12/16. Series: $100.00 + $60 cash material fee, $35 cash drop-in (please bring exact change!) Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels and drop-ins welcome. 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. The gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab’s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration. Classes 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. 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. Beginners who enroll can use our watercolor workstations. Even if you have no watercolor equipment you can take part in this class! ---------------------------------------- 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! Visit us at 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway in Santa Monica & Contact [masked] &[masked] Classes at Free events at Join our email list at Tag us at #ArtSaMo Train/Bus: 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 go north in the park just past Broadway. or Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway. By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: Buses: visit or for more information. Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock. Registration: We encourage reserving online with a credit card. Some classes accept drop-ins. Bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable. 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 [masked]), or email to [masked] within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.

1450 Ocean Ave

1450 Ocean Ave · Santa Monica, Ca

What we're about

We're creating community around arts, crafts, movement and culture activities. We're based at 1450 Ocean, the Camera Obscura building in Palisades Park just north of the Santa Monica Pier, perched on the bluffs overlooking the gorgeous seaside vista. If you find yourself on the Westside of LA we're easy to find (just go as far west as you can before the PCH!), and parking is a breeze at Structure 6 on 2nd St between Broadway and Santa Monica ($1 for 2.5 hours) or at the Civic Auditorium for $5 all day (unless there's an event there, 1855 Main) - more info at . Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. Visit for more information. Biking to class is always encouraged! Polish your writing, take a better picture, make paper out of junk mail, knit a hat, sew a seam, and find other artists and movers!

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We post free and fee workshops with local artists and visiting master craftspeople, as well as ongoing yoga, dance, and other active classes.

Every second Saturday we offer a free Craft Lounge where folks can gather to work on their projects and exchange knowledge in a beautiful setting. Tea and snacks, free mini workshops, and some tools and materials will always be on hand (sewing machines, knitting equipment, paper, scissors and glue) + often guest artists drop by to show us their craft! If your existing arts/crafts guild or meetup wants a place to meet, we are often available - email us!

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