Mask Making and Movement with Mimi Haddon

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Every week on Saturday until September 13, 2019

1450 Ocean Ave

1450 Ocean Ave · Santa Monica, Ca

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Corner of Ocean and Broadway

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Saturday 8/10, 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free!
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Create a mask with cardboard, paint, yarn, fabric and other objects. Although this workshop is for adults, participants are encouraged to cast off preconceptions of sophistication and perfection in favor of loose and free design, and an improvisational view of materials. As a group, we will invent a collaborative dance that responds to the architectural space of the Camera Obscura. Wear clothing to move in. During all workshops with Mimi, she will be looking for participants to pose for photographs, for possible inclusion in her Camera project book. Let her know if you’d like to take part!

As a Camera Obscura Studio Resident August 7 – November 13, 2019, costume designer and photographer Mimi Haddon is considering ideas of adaptation and territory, utilizing mask, costume and movement with posed members of the public. She is documenting the archetypes and characters that participants create in response to transformative costuming, and will include selected portraits in a book about the newly forged narratives and connections that emerge out of this process.

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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:
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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.