Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:00am
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1450 Ocean - the Camera Obscura Building

Camera Obscura - Tracing 360˚ with DJ Hall of Otis College of Art & Design

Saturday October 26, 11am-2pm - Free!


Camera Obscura: Tracing 360˚- a collaboration between 1450 Ocean and Otis College of Art and Design, presented in conjunction with The Big Draw.


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. 


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).


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.


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Location/Hours: 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401 in Palisades Park between Broadway & Santa Monica Blvd. Camera Obscura open Mon - Fri 9am – 3pm & Sat 11am – 4pm; stop by office to access.


Registration – Online: visit Sort by location to view “1450 Ocean”. In Person: For cash or check, advance registration accepted 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Saturday. Day-of: Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability by the Tuesday before class starts. * Bring cash to cover material fees on the first day of class.


Refunds/Transfers: For all multisession classes, refunds/transfers will be issued only if requested within one business day after the first class meeting. A $15.00 processing fee applies for each activity session refunded. Any material fees are nonrefundable. All single-session classes are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail or email to


Parking and Transport: Parking is $1 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 7 (off Broadway west of 4th) or 8 (off 2nd St. north of Colorado) adjacent to the Santa Monica Place Mall. Every 30 min. thereafter is $1.50 to a maximum of $14. There are also meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 2 hours. After hours local lots offer flat rates. Visit for info. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 7 and Rapid 7, 10. Visit

1450 Ocean - the Camera Obscura Building
1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica
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