October 12, 2019

Mask Making and Movement with Mimi Haddon

October 12, 2019 Camera Obscura Art Lab • 1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401 View Map Organized by City of Santa Monica
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October 12, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Camera Obscura Art Lab

1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Saturday, October 12, 2019.

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 Haddon, she will 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. Mimi 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.

More about the artist: Mimi Haddon uses fiber sculpture as a tool to explore archetypes. She prefers to show her work outside of gallery walls and in unexpected locations, and enjoys the freedom of responding to spaces not normally reserved for artistically charged notions. Through her use of color, light and awkward body references, she infuses a sense of humor into her creature-like sculptures. Since graduating with her MFA from Otis College of Art & Design in Fiber Art, she has collaborated with Heidi Duckler Dance Company, creating costumes and soft sculptures for their site-specific performances. She is currently working on a coffee table book about Palace Costume Company, one of the largest costume rental houses in Los Angeles. mimihaddon.com

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.net or 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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