Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:00am
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1450 Ocean - the Camera Obscura Building
Join distinguished artist DJ Hall for this unique workshop, which utilizes the Camera Obscura for one of this vintage technology's original purposes. We'll be covering the viewing platter with paper and inviting participants to trace outlines from our 360˚ view. Practice outline and observation of bustling street life or tranquil landscapes from the fascinating remove of a dark room. Includes drawing supplies.              
Drawing materials are free but limited. Please help us prepare by RSVP-ing at 310-458-2239 or registering online at
For those who love to draw, and those who think they can't! October is Big Draw month in twenty countries, and over 200,000 people take part in this immense drawing festival. Thousands of drawing activities connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists - and each other. The Big Draw was started in the UK in 2000 by the Guild of St. George, a non-profit group founded by 19th century artist, critic, and educator John Ruskin. Since its launch in 2000, The Big Draw has highlighted the power of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action. The Los Angeles edition of The Big Draw has been presented by Ryman Arts since 2010. http[://
DJ Hall, BFA, University of Southern California. Ms. Hall is an accomplished fine artist who is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles. Honors and awards include: "D.J. Hall Papers", included in the Archives of American Art, at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) and the 6th Annual Heritage Award, presented by the Santa Monica Heritage Museum for contributions to the cultural heritage of the Santa Monica Bay Community. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Palm Springs Art Museum and Koplin Del Rio Gallery. She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts, Artists' Fellowship (painting).

Thanks to Mittel's Art Center for their donation of class materials!

Other Big Draw Events in Santa Monica: 
October 2: Drawing at Ocean Park Branch Library
October 3: Chalk Art at Pico Branch Library
October 11, 10am-12:30pm: “Colorful Self-Portraits-Saturday KidZone” at Virginia Avenue Park
October 11, 2pm: “Drawn to Happiness” at Santa Monica Main Library: Explore how drawing can be used to promote happiness and well-being through this hands-on workshop with board certified art therapist Erica Curtis.
October 25, 1pm: “Chalking, Drawing & More” at Fairview Branch Library


1450 Ocean - the Camera Obscura Building
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica
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Naomi Okuyama
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