Kayla Mattes teaches an Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving workshop this weekend for Summer School 2014 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. See other workshops on our calendar, and get ye poolside, crafts in hand.

Kayla Mattes teaches an Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving workshop this weekend for Summer School 2014 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. See other workshops on our calendar, and get ye poolside, crafts in hand.


The one and only Chris Johanson held a percussion workshop at Summer School 2012 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. This is the track he recorded with a bunch of Ace guests by the pool, a painting he made about it, and a picture of Chris and folks. And here’s what Chris had to say about it:
This is an art making situation where everyone is going to make some new art. We are going to talk about life though stories, percussion and paint. When we are done everyone will leave with a CD of music that they will never forget making. I have an idea what we are going to do but as we know in this trip called life, you never know how it is going to go. There could be some detours, a bump in the road, an unexpected beautiful who knows what, etc. I can tell you this, it will be fun and at the very least awkward. So come on into the art class and have a good time.

The one and only Chris Johanson held a percussion workshop at Summer School 2012 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. This is the track he recorded with a bunch of Ace guests by the pool, a painting he made about it, and a picture of Chris and folks. And here’s what Chris had to say about it:

This is an art making situation where everyone is going to make some new art. We are going to talk about life though stories, percussion and paint. When we are done everyone will leave with a CD of music that they will never forget making. I have an idea what we are going to do but as we know in this trip called life, you never know how it is going to go. There could be some detours, a bump in the road, an unexpected beautiful who knows what, etc. I can tell you this, it will be fun and at the very least awkward. So come on into the art class and have a good time.


We bow before the unbridled energy and mastery of craft that is Feather Love Photography, and are proud to sponsor a two-day creative workshop at the drool-inducing home and studio of its mistress, Noa Azoulay-Sclater (pictured below), June 28 & 29 in San Diego, CA (pictured above). Two days of Noa’s signature, inspirational lectures on creativity, freedom and self-promotion — not to mention the craft of photography and working with clients — are complimented with dips in her pool, communal lunch and dinner, as well as wine at the workshop after party. Noa is joined by actress Sarah Carter who will be modelling for the shoot, analog maestro Chloe Aftel teaching a mind-blowing hands-on Polaroid class, and blogger Anne Sage who will live-video-lecture about using social media to support your art. We’ll be picking names from a hat for anyone registered by June 11th to win a two-night stay at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. And be warned — walking away from Noa’s workshop will leave you changed for life. She is a testament to the same principles that are the foundation of Ace Hotel — creative freedom, supporting emerging artists and being true to yourself. See all about the workshop here and check out some of Noa’s work below her lovely mug.

We bow before the unbridled energy and mastery of craft that is Feather Love Photography, and are proud to sponsor a two-day creative workshop at the drool-inducing home and studio of its mistress, Noa Azoulay-Sclater (pictured below), June 28 & 29 in San Diego, CA (pictured above). Two days of Noa’s signature, inspirational lectures on creativity, freedom and self-promotion — not to mention the craft of photography and working with clients — are complimented with dips in her pool, communal lunch and dinner, as well as wine at the workshop after party. Noa is joined by actress Sarah Carter who will be modelling for the shoot, analog maestro Chloe Aftel teaching a mind-blowing hands-on Polaroid class, and blogger Anne Sage who will live-video-lecture about using social media to support your art. We’ll be picking names from a hat for anyone registered by June 11th to win a two-night stay at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. And be warned — walking away from Noa’s workshop will leave you changed for life. She is a testament to the same principles that are the foundation of Ace Hotel — creative freedom, supporting emerging artists and being true to yourself. See all about the workshop here and check out some of Noa’s work below her lovely mug.


We have a new series of Wellness Classes at Ace Palm Springs starting this weekend. To support and enrich all aspects of wellbeing, we’ve noticed it’s important to take a holistic approach. So here’s to cerebral, physical and spiritual betterment in equal force. This Saturday, join us in the Feel Good Spa for Strategic Intuition with our lead healer, Neysa, and check out the rest of the fall schedule of classes on our calendar.
As always, you can roll out of bed Saturday and Sunday mornings for Mellow Yoga and Water Aerobics (with the occasional informal water ballet thrown in), and commemorate each lunar grande finale each month at our community Full Moon Parties.
Keep up on all of this, as well as specials at the Feel Good Spa by signing up for Good News, and get a free hand or foot massage and 15% off any treatment. Services include crystal healing, raw botanical facials, clay bakes, deep tissue massage and other combinations of woo-woo and practical self-love.

We have a new series of Wellness Classes at Ace Palm Springs starting this weekend. To support and enrich all aspects of wellbeing, we’ve noticed it’s important to take a holistic approach. So here’s to cerebral, physical and spiritual betterment in equal force. This Saturday, join us in the Feel Good Spa for Strategic Intuition with our lead healer, Neysa, and check out the rest of the fall schedule of classes on our calendar.

As always, you can roll out of bed Saturday and Sunday mornings for Mellow Yoga and Water Aerobics (with the occasional informal water ballet thrown in), and commemorate each lunar grande finale each month at our community Full Moon Parties.

Keep up on all of this, as well as specials at the Feel Good Spa by signing up for Good News, and get a free hand or foot massage and 15% off any treatment. Services include crystal healing, raw botanical facials, clay bakes, deep tissue massage and other combinations of woo-woo and practical self-love.


We’re super excited about Summer School — a big design, music and art workshop weekend we’re throwing on July 23 & 24 at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. You can spend all weekend making art, learning to screenprint and blockprint, and letterpressing your $&%@ing heart out, for free. A handful of artists we admire from LA and Southern California are coming into town to set up camp in the Clubhouse for two afternoons full of workshops, and the Type Truck — a touring mobile letterpress installed in the back of a 1982 Chevy van — will be parked by the lobby all weekend. $1/Minute will be doing interactive speed design on Saturday afternoon and donating all proceeds to Adbusters.
School Night Los Angeles is curating bands and DJs by the pool and in the Amigo Room, and we’re finishing up Sunday night with a pop-up shop and gallery, Show & Tell, where we’ll be showcasing the art you’ve been making all weekend and some prints by visiting artists. Rooms are 10% off with rate code SCHOOLNIGHT, and we’ve got drink specials and 15% off on some of our favorite treatments at the Feel Good Spa all weekend, too.
See the calendar for more info — we’ll see you by the pool next weekend with ink-stained fingertips and an adult chocolate milk.
Keep an eye out for artist interviews over the next week or so, and learn more about your teachers.

We’re super excited about Summer School — a big design, music and art workshop weekend we’re throwing on July 23 & 24 at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. You can spend all weekend making art, learning to screenprint and blockprint, and letterpressing your $&%@ing heart out, for free. A handful of artists we admire from LA and Southern California are coming into town to set up camp in the Clubhouse for two afternoons full of workshops, and the Type Truck — a touring mobile letterpress installed in the back of a 1982 Chevy van — will be parked by the lobby all weekend. $1/Minute will be doing interactive speed design on Saturday afternoon and donating all proceeds to Adbusters.

School Night Los Angeles is curating bands and DJs by the pool and in the Amigo Room, and we’re finishing up Sunday night with a pop-up shop and gallery, Show & Tell, where we’ll be showcasing the art you’ve been making all weekend and some prints by visiting artists. Rooms are 10% off with rate code SCHOOLNIGHT, and we’ve got drink specials and 15% off on some of our favorite treatments at the Feel Good Spa all weekend, too.

See the calendar for more info — we’ll see you by the pool next weekend with ink-stained fingertips and an adult chocolate milk.

Keep an eye out for artist interviews over the next week or so, and learn more about your teachers.


“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.”



Words by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1893-1986, Hungarian Biochemist — 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Photos from the Elevate Workshop at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Photographers in order: Noelle Nielsen, Louisa Podlich, , Sally Butler, Kendra Christiansen, Jen Martodam and Jessica Eckstrand.


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