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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. If you are a member, 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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JULY 2017: EVENTS + CLASSES

 

Opensess2Wed., July 26 – 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

 

MilesThu., July 27 Opening Reception: Miles Regis
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join us for an informal opening reception for Los Angeles-based multi-medium artist Miles Regis – in support of his month-long residency at the IAO.
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
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AUGUST 2017: EVENTS + CLASSES
 

OpenSessWed., Aug 2 – 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

 

ClassesSat., August 5 – Beginner’s Only Session
For first-timers only!
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Saskia Wilson-Brown for a special guided blending session for first-timers only, where you will learn how perfume works (and make your own blends) in a casual, friendly, social setting. Everyone leaves with a 4ml vial of their new scent, a formula, and a great understanding of the basics of perfumery.
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm, August 5
Level: Beginners Only
Cost: $60 (includes all materials)
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people
> SIGN UP HERE

 

OpenSessWed., Aug 9 – 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

 

OpenSessWed., Aug 16 – 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

 

SINTESIS2Wed., August 23 – Síntesis @ IAO
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
In town for their concert at the Ford Theatre with Dayren Santamaria, Síntesis – “Cuba’s great Afro-Cuban progressive rock group” – is collaborating with the IAO in a scent workshop to start delevoping a set of scents in honor of their 40 year anniversary. Síntesis is among the most avant-garde Cuban music ensembles and has become an icon of Cuban contemporary music.
> MORE INFORMATION SOON

 

OpenSessWed., Aug 30 – 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

 


 

COMING UP + ONGOING: EVENTS AND CLASSES

11weekTue., September 05 – 11-Week Materials Course: Autumn Session
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Ashley Eden Kessler leads eleven weekly sessions (over the course of twelve weeks) exploring the crucial materials in the perfumers’ organ: An indispensable first step in practicing perfumery and an opportunity to grow a technical familiarity with the materials. This is module one of a total of three yearly modules. Each student will receive a take-home vial of each material covered.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm, tuesdays
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $475.00 (materials included)
Notes: Limited to 10 sign ups. This class meets every tuesday starting September 5 through November 21 (no class on Tuesday Oct 31)
> SIGN UP HERE

 

RomanAromas_CalIAO x Getty Villa – Making Ancient Perfumes / Roman Aromas
at Getty Villa, Malibu, in partnership with IAO
Join us to create historically-accurate Roman scents in an open workshop, and check out our Roman Aromas scent exhibition on display through September. Both programs are free, advanced Getty Villa ticket required.
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MilesJuly 17 – August 18 – Miles Regis in Residence
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
The IAO hosts artist Miles Regis in a month-long residency, which will take the form of private study, focusing on the materials and technologies surrounding scent creation and dispersal, an ongoing exhibition, and an artist talk.
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Cuba2November 15 – 20 – Delegation to Cuba
Havana, Cuba
We are pleased to collaborate with Project Por Amor on a people-to-people delegation to Havana, from November 15 to 20, 2017. Travel to Cuba is still legal for Americans: Join us to learn more about the people and culture of this magical island.
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