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Re-Usable Gift Wrapping and Artist Materials Exchange

  • Camera Obscura Art Lab 1450 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States (map)

Sustainable (re)Gifting & Artist Material Exchange. All are welcome to stop by the Camera Obscura and prepare for holidays or for year-round gifting. Pick up some fun ideas for reusable fabric giftwrap (we'll be demonstrating furoshiki tying techniques), get tips for repurposing old t-shirts into handmade gifts, and donate or swap arts & crafts materials through a community-generated exchange.

Sick of wrestling with (sometimes lead paint-containing) wrapping paper? Learn some age-old techniques for wrapping presents and daily items of all shapes and sizes with fabric your recipient can use again!

Plus: calling all artists, crafters and hobbyists - wrap up your year with a clean out, swap and destash day! If you have materials you'd like to clear out from your workspace, like paper, fabric, yarn, brushes, (nontoxic) paints, beads, that kit you're never going to put together, or other art-ready items, bring them here and connect with your fellow makers, while looking for that perfect swap! We'll have demonstrations with recycled materials to get your creative juices flowing. And we'll also be taking material donations for our ongoing Second Saturday Craft Lounges, where you are welcome to make something while getting our living room messy (rather than yours.)