Santa Monica Free Craft Lounge 1450 Ocean STILL A TREAT
In Santa Monica right on Ocean just north of the entrance to the pier is a building called 1450 Ocean or Camera Obscura. It is the home of a Camera Obscura. On the Second Saturday of every month they have a free Craft Lounge. I just wanted to remind people what a great idea this is. It is FREE though they would like you to register in advance. Activities change every month depending on teacher availability, though they usually have sewing machines available for anyone who wants to go in and work on a project on their own with their own supplies. They also offer many craft and art classes and even some yoga and dance for a free.
I attended the lounge in February and March of this year. In February I made a scarf with a plain white t-shirt and in March I made art Money. Images of the scarf are below. The supplies to make the scarf, or at least the paint can be purchased for about $5-6 a spray bottle at Michaels. If I remember correctly, One should wear protective gear and gloves. Also spray somewhere that you will not damage furniture or floors and walls.