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These special weekend events are your chance to meet members of our curatorial team, ask your own questions, and get a first-hand, up-close look at many amazing curiosities of our collections.
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Our workshops provide you with hands-on experiences, relevant skills, and tell the natural history of specific topics. 



Ice Age Illustration!

 Wednesdays: August 30, Sept. 6, 13 | 6-8 pm

Grab a pencil and transport back 40,000 years to a time when saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed L.A.! In this drawing workshop series you will get an up-close look at specimens from the La Brea Tar Pits Museum's collections and learn how to illustrate Ice Age creatures like sloths, mastodons, and short-faced bears in a friendly, supportive environment. While carefully observing specimens you will learn to break down complex structures into simple, easy-to-draw shapes. All drawing supplies will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome.

This series will be held at the La Brea Tar Pits!

Cost for 3-week series (not sold individually as each class builds on the other)
Members: $40 | Non-members: $45

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  For questions or to sign up over the phone please call us at 213.763.3499.