April 26 - May 03, 2020

CANCELLED: Fascinators, Head Bands & Occasion Hats

April 26 - May 03, 2020 Camera Obscura Art Lab • 1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401 View Map Organized by City of Santa Monica


CANCELLED: Fascinators, Head Bands & Occasion Hats
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April 26, 2020 - May 03, 2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Camera Obscura Art Lab

1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401
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Learn the art of Millinery and small hat making during this two session course. Professional Milliner, Leslie Robinson will guide students in their creation of a variety of pieces appropriate for upcoming occasions. Late Spring and Summer is the perfect time to make a fascinator, dimensional head band or cocktail hat. After all, it is Wedding Season along with the Kentucky Derby and Mother's Day and a great time to accessorize. Be ready to sparkle this party season! Participants will be allowed to make more than one hat of their choice and there will be a large selection of hat bases and trimming to choose from. A focus will be placed on affordably sourcing materials and information so that participants can continue in their own pursuits, should they wish to make more hats in this highly accessible medium.

Leslie Robinson is a Maker who hails from rural Illinois. She has spent the past twenty-something years soaking up the vibrant feast that is Los Angeles. Always interested in fashion and design, she spontaneously registered for a class from a local hat maker. One session convinced her that this was her passion and calling. She has since become a full time Milliner, having sewn for several seasons for Louise Green Millinery. She is currently involved in a Repair and Restoration project for Eastern Costume's large hat repository. Leslie teaches courses on all aspects of Millinery--join her for a class and learn how putting on a hat can change your life!

The Camera Obscura Art Lab hosts six artists-in-residence annually, and offers workshops with a changing roster of residents and teaching artists. Here you can learn dance moves, polish your writing, sew a seam, check out artists at work and find a creative community!

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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway, in Palisades Park.

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. metro.netor bigbluebus.com.

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: smgov.net/parking.

Registration: For fee-based classes, 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 (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change

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