Jul 20 12:00PM // Clubhouse & Poolside
We've got a full weekend of free art workshops by LA and PDX artists plus bands and DJs curated by School Night Los Angeles (KCRW's Chris Douridas and MFG's Matt Goldman). A hand-picked group of artists guide you through making art you can take home with you.
Rooms are 20% off -- book here, plus you can take yourself out on a hot date at the Feel Good Spa -- special, organically-based treatments are 15% off all weekend. Not only is this going to be a ridiculously fun weekend, but you're going to take home a bunch of art you made and show it off. All workshops are everybody level and included with your room or with a day pass to the Swim Club ($20 at the front desk, includes gym, pool and workshops all day). Add this to your calendar on Facebook and share it with friends.
Beautiful Losers artist Chris Johanson steers you into an "art-making situation" where participants "talk about life through stories, percussion and paint." We are game for whatever this ends up being -- where Chris leads, many of us follow.
Icon-subverting graphic artist Johanna Jackson teaches us how to transform cakes into tastily transgressive confections with a free mind and some marzipan. Chris and Jo are creative powerhouses who live in Portland and LA and make art every day and with the everyday.
Artist, designer, sculptor, puppet-maker, musician Abby Portner leads a workshop in creating your own puppet from socks, sticks, fabric and paper, then making it the star of a video. You might be familiar with the album covers, costumes, set designs and giant critters she makes for her brother and friends in Animal Collective.
Brian Roettinger is a graphic designer, former This Machine Kills bassist, indie record label owner and album art maker behind covers for Beach House, No Age, Death From Above 1979 and Liars -- and he conducts a hand-lettering and zine-making session just for you.
School Night's Chris Douridas (KCRW) and Matt Goldman (MFG Productions) send over rad bands and DJs to imitate life imitating art poolside and in the Amigo Room, with performances by The Miracals and Chasing Kings and DJ sets by American Royalty, Good Night Keaton and Justin Cornwall.