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Getty Center: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Brentwood 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, California 90049

Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the Getty Center will show you a side of the Getty you’ve never seen before!  Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through this visual arts mecca with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind a selection of art...

Saturday Nov 16th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Mountain Mist Club

at Quilt Emporium - Woodland Hills 4918 Topanga Canyon Blvd, San Fernando, California 91364

Beginning in the 1930s Jeri's grandmother collected Mountain Mist appliqué patterns. Jeri has added to them and now has the complete collection to share.  This club is a great way to hone appliqué skills and share in the history of quilting. Review all methods of appliqué and choose your favorite. Patterns will be provided.

Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 1pm

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The Alternative Processes

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Los Angeles 1515 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, California 90028

In this unique, hands-on workshop we will experience the beauty and joy of interpreting our images through 19th century photographic printing processes of Cyanotype, Salted Paper and Platinum & Palladium. Students will learn the techniques and gain the skills needed to make enlarged digital negatives from digital files for each alt-process,...

Saturday Dec 7th, 10am - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$495

2 sessions

New Photographer: iPhone and Android Street Photography

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Los Angeles 1515 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, California 90028

With the introduction of the rangefinder camera back in the early twentieth century, a new chapter in the history of photography had begun. Due to the camera’s relatively compact size and quick focusing ability, photographers were able to capture candid shots in the streets in a way that hadn’t been possible before. Fast forward nearly one hundred...

Saturday Dec 7th, 10am - 6pm

Death Valley National Park with Michael E. Gordon

at Los Angeles Center of Photography

Death Valley National Park is a desert wonderland of immense scale, beauty and power. Its 3.3 million acres, the vast majority of which are road less wilderness, encompass a staggering array of landscapes, unique geologic formations and colorful vistas. The largest National Park in the contiguous United States, Death Valley is both beautiful to behold...

Thursday Dec 12th, 12pm - 6pm

  (4 sessions)
$745

4 sessions

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Art History for Cocktail Parties

at Urban Elective - Beverly Grove 7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, California 90048

Ever wanted to chat up your host about Van Gogh? Maybe impress your boss with Lichtenstein? Converse with your crush about Picasso? This is the course for you. No prior experience required. Bring an open mind and your curiosity. Lectures will include slide shows and provocative discussions. Materials Fee: N/A

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$129

6 sessions

Paul Williams, Architect to the Stars

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

Often described as the “Architect to the Stars,” Paul Williams--first African-American member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects--had a prolific career that spanned almost 60 years. He was equally comfortable working with Southern California historical styles and modern design, and became known for designs that were stylized and...

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$25

Hounded Through History

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

Valued not only for their courage and fidelity, but also as status symbols, the depiction of dogs in art often symbolized the social standing and personality traits of their owners. Representations of dogs--symbols of faithfulness and dedication--became more elaborate as individual breeds evolved and the relationships between human and canine developed....

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$25

The Elegance of Art Deco

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

Inspired by modern events filtered through historical references, architects and designers of the Art Deco period interpreted the 1920s and 1930s in exuberant, stylized geometric and floral elements, infusing modern design--in architectural design, interior decor, furniture, and decorative objects--with an elegant style of cool sophistication, chic...

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$25

Treasures of Asian Decorative Arts

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

Explore the rich aesthetics of Asian design within the cultural histories in which they were created. Through lecture and slide illustrations, find out about the decorative arts of China, Japan, India, and Korea, and the richness and variety of materials and techniques utilized by the artists and craftspeople. We’ll also examine how the beauty and...

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$25

Fall Lecture: City of Angels

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

Los Angeles is a city of architectural delights reflecting our myriad cultures and displaying our unique historical and social landscape.  Explore the abundance of building and interior styles found in the City of Angels from the romantic haciendas and missions of our early heritage through the eclectic mixture of our contemporary structures...

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$59

2 sessions

Nine Lives and Catnip

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

From worshipped gods in Ancient Egypt through their precarious place in medieval times to their pampered place in modern times, our feline companions have been subjects of both reverence and revulsion. The relationship between cats and humans has been depicted in art primarily through metaphorical meanings, sometimes symbolic of cunning and contrariness,...

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$25

Legends of 20th Century Design

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

Explore the elegant and often surprising interiors and furniture designs of such luminaries as Elsie de Wolfe, Syrie Maugham, Eileen Gray, Dorothy Draper, William Haines, Tony Duquette, and others. Examine the lives and inspirations of these legendary designers who left their marks on modern design against the backdrop of the social changes that presented...

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$25

All Manners of Beasties

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

From feathers to scales, from beasts of burden to pampered pets, animals in painting and sculpture represent a plethora of symbolism and multilayered meaning. The portrayals of animals in art often depict social status, cultural associations, dramatic events, and sociopolitical issues. We'll explore the natural beauty and majestic power of animals...

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$25

Noah’s Ark: Animals in Art History

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

Class may be taken as package or separately. Details as follows: Hounded Through History Valued not only for their courage and fidelity, but also as status symbols, the depiction of dogs in art often symbolized the social standing and personality traits of their owners. Representations of dogs--symbols of faithfulness and dedication--became more elaborate...

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$25
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