Galleries Open Daily 12:00 to 5:00
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Exhibitions

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The 2018-2020 Mexicali Biennial takes the mythical origins of California as instigation and theme.

Through January 12, 2020 Berman Board

The four artists in this exhibition comprise The Berman Board, a think-tank formed in 2017 to consider the future of 11 objects gifted to Fiona Connor by Jane Berman.

Opening February 08, 2020 Tanya Aguiñiga

Aguiñiga’s upcoming exhibition at the Armory highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism.

Winter Art Classes

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New! Contemporary Sculpture
New! Contemporary Sculpture W20.400 (Ages 12-14)

In this class, learn to use a combination of printmaking, painting, and sculptural techniques to explore ways of creating finished sculptural forms.

New! Arts & Crafts of Latin America

Explore traditional Latin American arts and crafts methods as you create your own unique artworks.

New! Art for Two
New! Art for Two W20.703 (Ages 22-36 months + Adult)

Together you and your toddler will explore all kinds of materials, from clay to paint to found objects.

New! Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Experiment with and learn the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator in this introductory class, as you create your own designs, typography, logos, illustrations, one of a kind artworks, and more.

New! Creative Writing
New! Creative Writing W20.603 (Ages 15-18)

Bring ideas to the page through poetry, creative nonfiction or fiction in a workshop setting.

New! The Art of Puppet Making
New! The Art of Puppet Making W20.10 (Ages 6-8)

Learn about the wondrous world of puppets. Discover how to make your own various types of puppets, experiment with character movement, and create your own puppet scenes.

Printmaking
Printmaking W20.312 (Ages 18+)

Learn exciting printmaking techniques using non-toxic methods.

New! Watercolor & Ceramic Lamp Making

Build unique, artful lamps that hide and reveal images from within. Combine the arts of ceramic and watercolor painting  to build your own creative lamps of all shapes and sizes.

New! Video Art: Intro to Adobe Premiere

In this introductory Adobe Premiere Pro class, you’ll learn the basics of video editing and experiment with various tools and approaches.

New! Basket Weaving
New! Basket Weaving W20.319 (Ages 18+)

Break the boundaries of basketry with flexible and creative applications to create unique, contemporary designs.

New! Open Darkroom Printing Studio
New! Open Darkroom Printing Studio W20.332 (Ages 15-Adult)

Come print and further expand your darkroom skills in our film-based black and white lab.

Still Life Workshop: Drawing & Painting

Expand your skills as an artist and create unique paintings while being introduced to foundational skills such as color mixing, brushwork, and composition techniques as you study and learn to represent still life scenes.

Events

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The Nib Geebles 2020 Highland Park Calendar Event
The Nib Geebles 2020 Highland Park Calendar Event December 07, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Featuring a virtual tour of the Unknown Landmarks of Highland Park hosted by Gordon Henderson.

Peter Landau will open the evening with slides of his Obit Pix, art celebrating the people we lost in 20... Read more.

Berman Board: Berman Objects Reading Group, organized by Michala Paludan
Berman Board: Berman Objects Reading Group, organized by Michala Paludan December 08, 2019 - December 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This free event is part of the public programing related to our current exhibition Berman Board, a group project with Fiona Connor, Neil Doshi, Michala Paludan, and Gala Porras-Kim. For this 4-part ev... Read more.

SABOTEURS Issue #5: bitter/sweet Launch
SABOTEURS Issue #5: bitter/sweet Launch December 08, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SABOTEURS Issue #5: bitter/sweet launches on Sunday December 8, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena.

The event features readings, performances, and a community hol... Read more.

Drag Queen Storytime
Drag Queen Storytime December 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drag performer Isabella Xochitl will read excerpts from the children’s book California the Magic Island by Doug Hansen for an all-ages audience. The beautifully illustrated book takes an ecological an... Read more.

Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry
Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry December 14, 2019 - March 01, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Holocaust survivor Trudie Strobel's haunting embroidery work is drawn from the stitching techniques of the Yemenite Jews and chronicles the history of the Jewish people, the horror of genocide, and te... Read more.

Berman Board: Observational Drawing Sessions with Fiona Connor

This free event is part of the public programing related to our current exhibition Berman Board, a group project with Fiona Connor, Neil Doshi, Michala Paludan, and Gala Porras-Kim. After an introduct... Read more.

Berman Board: On Dealing with Human Remains, organized by Gala Porras-Kim

This free event is the final installment of the public programing related to our current exhibition Berman Board, a group project with Fiona Connor, Neil Doshi, Michala Paludan, and Gala Porras-Kim. P... Read more.

Reflections on Calafia from Indigenous Perspectives
Reflections on Calafia from Indigenous Perspectives January 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for an open discussion with shared reflections around the present, past, and future narratives from the extended region now known as California, US and Baja California, MX. This event i... Read more.

Organic Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Workshop for Adults
Organic Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Workshop for Adults February 09, 2020
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn how to make your own vat of indigo dye and experiment with shibori, an ancient style of surface design. Rather than treating cloth as a 2D surface, with shibori it is given a 3D form by folding,... Read more.

Queer Collage Workshop
Queer Collage Workshop March 01, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adults (Ages 18+) Learn about and discuss how and why collage has been used by queer and feminist artists throughout history. You will make your own collages as you explore the medium as an inherently... Read more.

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