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COMING UP: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All events take place at IAO’s home in Chinatown Los Angeles unless otherwise noted. Most of our classes and workshops are open to all levels of experience.

A few important notes about our events:

– Please take a moment to review our cancellation policy before signing up for classes.
Members receive a 10% discount on most classes and events. Email us for your discount code!
– To prepare for your visit, please visit our directions page for parking and transportation information.

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

SarahThrough April – Sarah Baker Perfumes
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Artist Sarah Baker has been engaging in a three year project related to her ongoing artistic examinations of fashion, glamour, identity and pefume. Now she takes over our windows and our gallery to present a collection of scents: Greek Keys, Leopard, Lace and Tartan.
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Roman_250IAO x Getty Villa – Making Ancient Perfumes
at Getty Villa, Malibu, in partnership with IAO
Join us at the Getty Villa as we grind and pipette our way to creating historically-accurate Roman scents. Every participant leaves with their own vial. Free, advanced Getty Villa ticket required – 11am to 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays through September
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APRIL 2017

Tobacco_calendariconSat 04/29 – Four Hour Accords: Tobacco
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
For perfumers looking to expand their technical prowess, Ashley Eden Kessler shares her professional training as she leads students through classic accord structures. We will be continuing our journey through the pantheon of materials with a deep exploration of shaded, honeyed and surprisingly subtle tobacco.
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm (incl. one hour lunch break)
Cost: $100 (in person); $35 (formulas only)
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people
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MAY 2017

 

SilentGreen_CircleFri 05/05 – Experimental Scent Summit
at Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin
We are thrilled to team up with artist, curator and thinker Klara Ravat to present a full day of informal talks relating to experimental practices with scent. The first summit produced for (and by) creative practitioners working with scent, invited participants will share their work and discuss their issues in an open and unrestrained environment.
Time: 11am to 7pm
Notes: This event is limited to forty people, and is currently at capacity.
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pear_calendarSat 05/06 – Fourth Annual Art and Olfaction Awards
at Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin
The fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards kick off at Berlin’s historic Silent Green Kulturquartier. Join us for our annual celebration of the very best of independent, artisan and experimental scent.
Time: Cocktails start at 6pm, Awards start at 7:30pm
Notes: Space is extremely limited. Email us to be placed on the stand-by list.
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JasmineRoseSat 05/06 + Sun 05/07 – Jasmine + Rose Weekend Intensive
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Our popular quarterly perfume-making intensive is back! Join independent perfumer and IAO collaborator Ashley Eden Kessler for a weekend of deep learning, with a focus on two crucial floral accords: Rose and Jasmine.

Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, both days
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $375.00
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people. Beginners welcome!
> SIGN UP HERE

 

Cal_Lilac_CalSat 05/20 – Four Hour Accords: Lilac
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
For perfumers looking to expand their technical prowess, Ashley Eden Kessler shares her professional training as she leads students through classic accord structures. We will be continuing our journey through the pantheon of materials with an exploration of the sweet and juicy lilac.
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm (incl. one hour lunch break)
Cost: $100 (in person); $35 (formulas only)
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people. Beginners welcome!
> SIGN UP

 

opensess_cal2Wed 05/24 – Open Session
Blend with (new) friends!
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Choose five materials and blend your own perfume formulas in a fun, informal, knowledge-share environment. The basics of perfumery, without pretension. Participants leave with their five materials and a small vial of their own scent.

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $45.00 – First timers // $8.50 – Returning Students
Notes: Returning students are invited to come at 4pm. Don’t forget to bring your vials.
> SIGN UP HERE

 

opensess_cal2Wed 05/31 – Open Session
Blend with (new) friends!
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Choose five materials and blend your own perfume formulas in a fun, informal, knowledge-share environment. The basics of perfumery, without pretension. Participants leave with their five materials and a small vial of their own scent.

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $45.00 – First timers // $8.50 – Returning Students
Notes: Returning students are invited to come at 4pm. Don’t forget to bring your vials.
> SIGN UP HERE

 


JUNE 2017

 

Cal_OrangeSat 06/10 – Four Hour Accords: Orange Blossom and Neroli
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
For perfumers looking to expand their technical prowess, Ashley Eden Kessler shares her professional training as she leads students through classic accord structures. We will be continuing our journey through the pantheon of materials with a juicy look at the summery, fresh and fruity orange blossom and neroli accords.
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm (incl. one hour lunch break)
Cost: $100 (in person); $35 (formulas only)
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people. Beginners welcome!
> SIGN UP

 

4thworldSat 06/17 – The Fourth World, with Big City Forum – OPENING
Leonardo Bravo and Big City Forum present “The Fourth World” an exhibition that aims to explore and consider the perspectives of artists that occupy a space of criticality and response to issues related to inter subjectivity and positionality. Artists: Mercedes Dorame, Sonja Gerdes, Lindsay August-Salazar, Galia Linn, Karen Lofgren, Alison O’Daniel, Sune Woods. Through July 14
Time: 7-9pm
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More events in June will be added soon!