May 09, 2020

Sewing, UpCycle Lab + Craft Lounge

May 09, 2020 Camera Obscura Art Lab • 1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401 View Map Organized by City of Santa Monica


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May 09, 2020
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Camera Obscura Art Lab

1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401
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Improve your sustainability practices by learning to sew and mend by hand or machine. Create basic projects like: bags, pillow cases, simple quilts, zippered pouches, aprons. Participants can learn how to use a sewing machine, make simple patterns and can bring individual projects to alter or upcycle. Sewing machines and supplies are available to share or bring your own. Suggested supplies: scissors, sewing machine, a specific thread color, a project you’d like help with or an idea for a project.

A monthly no-host gathering where you can bring your current project to work on around a community of like-minded makers. If you don’t have a project yet no problem, The Camera Obscura Art Lab is fully equipped with shared knitting, crochet, collage and drawing materials as well as ample table space for you to develop your own venture!

Kim Speth is a Textile Artist & Fashion Designer who learned to sew in her 7th grade Home Economics class and was gifted a sewing machine by her grandmother which became her joy and passion. A designer and clothing manufacturer in the fashion industry, Speth taught fashion design and clothing construction to high school students.

Andrea Morgenstern is a graphic designer, costumer, and crafter that enjoys, leather crafts, prop making, mending, renewing, repurposing, renovating and upcycling. She loves to empower others by sharing her DIY knowledge.

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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:
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 (310-899-0840), or email to within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.

About: Visit the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean to get a different perspective. The City of Santa Monica offers arts, crafts and culture classes for adults here year-round, and you can polish your writing, take a better photo, learn how to make paper, get your groove on and find a community of makers and movers. Weekly hangouts with artists through the ongoing Studio Residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring insight into a variety of artistic work. This community practice space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others.

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