September 28, 2019

Movement and Drawing with Natalja & Kristi

September 28, 2019 Camera Obscura Art Lab • 1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401 View Map Organized by City of Santa Monica
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September 28, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Camera Obscura Art Lab

1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401
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Guest Artist Kristi Karou offers a movement workshop in which participants dive into their own sensations and develop a sense of their moving body. Before and after the movement activity, the group is guided through a portrait drawing session by Natalja. After each workshop with Natalja Kent, she will be taking portraits and asking participants some questions about wellbeing and transformation. Let her know if you'd like to take part!

Kristi Karou is a Dance Alive coach specializing in the expansion and integration of movement in her participants' lives. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from California State University Northridge with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development. She received the Dean's award and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus. The manager of a Surf Camp for seven years, she has led outdoor adventure programs and worked in after school tutoring programs. She loves to teach individuals and families, through the Dance Alive system, to Balance, Function, and Excel in all areas of their life!

During her Camera Obscura studio residency August 7 - November 13, 2019, photographer Natalja Kent is continuing a project titled "Movement Artifact," which tracks internal and external changes that occur as people engage with their bodies and with art. Utilizing embodied and creative practices, her residency project and public events are completely entwined, with participants engaging in sessions of movement and meditation followed by photography and other image making. More about the artist: Natalja Kent is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her practice investigates embodiment, movement, flaws and materiality through the expanding parameters of photography. This includes video, installation, movement, collaboration, analogue photographic printing, sound and drawing. Research and studio-process experimentation form the foundation of her practice. Collaborative/feminist/social practice output have included her participation in groups such as Mapping Feminist LA/Women's Center for Creative Work, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, The Dirt Palace and The Good Good. She has shown work and/or performed at; Tate Liverpool; Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts at Harvard; Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; PS1, MOMA Queens.

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. or
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:
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 within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.

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