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New April-June 2015 Studio Artist In Residence At 1450 Ocean:

This April, 1450 Ocean welcomes new Studio Artist-in-Residence Richard Hutman. During his tenure as a 1450 Ocean resident artist, he’ll be exploring permutations in modular folded paper sculpture and creating a new work on a Santa Monica theme.

Visit Santa Monica’s Camera Obscura building to add a skill or brush up on creativity. It offers weekly drop-in project sessions, workshops conducted by resident artists, and free and congenial Second Saturday Craft Lounge series for crafters of all types.

Drop by for a short or long visit – parking is a breeze. $2.50 for three hours at Structure 6, immediately around the corner.

—— Studio Artist Residency ——

Studio Artist-in-Residence Richard Hutman will be working on the Patio, April 15 – June 15, 2015.

Hutman studied architecture at Cornell and urban design at Washington University in St. Louis. For years he grappled with complex projects like the Getty Center, and between building projects he travelled to distant lands in search of ancient cities.

Drawing, painting and travel went hand in hand: discovering remote civilizations, sacred sites, hidden villages – and the people that inhabit them. On his way, he used sketching and watercolor as a way to engrave these experiences in his memory.

In 2010, his interests converged, catalyzed by a unique piece of folded paper – which he combined to create a modular sculpture, adding surface designs to make a three-dimensional form evocative of his travels. As a paper artist, he searches for and creates Lost Cities of the imagination.

Six variations, 40 works, and five Lost Cities later, the search continues. More info at

Hutman will work on the Patio on a new piece inspired by the hidden corners of Santa Monica, and lead weekly workshops around the theme of “A Search for Lost Cities.” Bring your energy, imagination and curiosity to participate, and experience the possibilities in simple things – like a letter-size piece of paper. No prior artistic experience needed.

The Studio Artist Residency was created to introduce the public to artists and artisans working within and between the worlds of fine art and craft. Residents share their work with the public both informally and through workshops and master classes.To add yourself to the Artist Opportunities list, click here

 —— Residency Events with Richard Hutman——

Resident Artist Workshop: Hanging Paper Sculptures

Saturday 4/25, 11:00am-12:30pm – $5

and Saturday 5/16, 11:00am-12:30pm – $5

Unlock some of the rich potential waiting to be discovered in a sheet or two of folded paper – just by imposing specific rules and repetitions. We’ll see examples of completed works and learn how they are put together. Or you may prefer to explore a brand new size, shape, and interlock style of your own. Build and decorate your own hanging paper sculpture to display at home or gift to a friend.

Resident Artist Workshop: Watercolor Abstracts and Patterns

Sunday 5/3, 11 am-12:30 pm – $5

Here’s a chance to create a colorful work of art with just scrap paper, an eyedropper and watercolor. Works will be collected and displayed at the studio and in the culminating exhibition on 6/13.

Using scrap paper frees you to play with color and pattern with no restrictions. Selected watercolors, with permission, will be utilized as facing decoration for Hutman’s Lost City project.

Resident Artist Workshop: 2D to 3D – Flat Paper to Stacked Sculpture

Wednesday 5/6, 1:30-3pm – Free

and Saturday 5/23, 11:00am-12:30pm – $5

Explore how a flat piece of cardstock can turn into a three-dimensional object.

Hutman’s Lost City projects use identical building blocks to create sculptures that can expand vertically or horizontally with unlimited combinations of forms and decorations. Learn how minor adjustments in connecting blocks can generate a distinctly different arrangement of space, while making your own simple starting form. Discover your own rules of arrangement, and make a sculpture “from flat to stack.”

Resident Artist Workshop: Paper Art – Explore Symmetry

Wednesday 6/3, 12:00-1:30pm – Free

Explore symmetry in paper objects by making cuttings inspired by anything from the rhythmic geometry of snowflakes to the freeform and evocative shapes of Matisse. Hutman’s recent findings in his Lost Cities project suggest that any form can generate a symmetrical arrangement with repetition, and a simple uniform building block can generate numerous and varied symmetrical arrangements.

Participants will be encouraged to test these ideas and draw their own conclusions.

Final Exhibition: – “In Search of Los Cities”

Saturday 6/13, 4-6 pm – Free

Join Studio Artist-in-Residence Richard Hutman for an exhibit of his and his students’ work. Hutman’s residency (April 15-June 15, 2015) continues his Lost Cities project with a sculpture inspired by the hidden corners of Santa Monica. View an array of folded paper sculptures large and small – some covered with drawings and memories, others awash in bold patterns and colors. Meet the artist and see recent works, many never before seen in public. Light refreshments.

—— A Sampling of Upcoming Classes (see for a full list) ——

 Cyanotype with Miles Lewis 

Saturday 4/25, 11 am-2 pm – $15 + $10 cash material fee to instructor

Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process that renders a deep blue exposure on most absorbent materials. It is a durable, adaptable, inexpensive, and a Do-It-Yourself method of analog photo-processing: requiring only water, two chemicals, and anything that casts a shadow.

LA Arts Tuneup 

Saturday 5/2, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm – Free

Arts Tune-Up is a one-day event offering expert advice, consultation and information on a variety of topics ranging from arts education, marketing and publicity, to community and cultural outreach, fundraising and health insurance. Open to individual artists, current and future arts practitioners, advocates and supporters at all levels of experience and organizational structure. This event is sponsored by the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division ( and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (

Gemstone Glycerin Soaps with Angharad Caceres

Thursday 5/14, 7-9 pm – $20 + $15 cash material fee to instructor

Make jewel-like glycerin soaps with organically carved facets and flowing colors. Explore techniques for making faux semi-precious stones like turquoise, agate, malachite, jasper or come up with your own fantastical creations.

Photoprinted Totebags with Inkodye by Lumi

Saturday 5/30, 11 am-1:00pm – $20 + $10 cash material fee to instructor

Explore the Lumi process by printing with photonegatives and sunlight. If you enjoyed our recent Cyanotype class taught by Miles Lewis, you’ll love Inkodye, which expands the palette to include nine gorgeous shades (they’ll be bringing a choice of Red, Orange, Copper, Magenta, and Plum to this class.) Come away with a photo printed tote bag using provided generic photo negatives. You can also have Lumi print your own artwork as a negative before the workshop on their website, (Contact us for discount code and details.)


Contact us: (310) 458-2239,

[email protected].

Visit the website at or see an updated chronological list of classes, photos from events and more at

Join our email list at

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

Registration – Online: create an account and view classes at

Sort by advanced search- location to view “1450 Ocean” or search by keyword. Bring cash to cover material fees on the first day of class. In Person: For cash or check, advance registration accepted 1450 Ocean between 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am-4 pm Saturday.

Day-of: Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class.


For all multisession classes, refunds/transfers will be issued only if requested within one business day after the first class meeting. A $15 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 [email protected].

Parking and Transport: Parking is $1 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (on 2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica.) Every 30 min.

thereafter is $1.50 to a maximum of $14. There are also meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. After hours several local lots offer flat rates and the Civic Auditorium lots are $5 all day, every day. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 7 and Rapid 7, 10. Visit for more information.

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