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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.

To view our past events: Click here

 


FEBRUARY 2017

ash_sessionsTues 02/28 – Ten Week Materials Course: Session 8 – Orange Blossom/ Rose, Continued (syn.)
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
> SIGN-UPS HAVE ENDED

 

 


MARCH 2017

 

Selwa_TalkMon 03/06 – The Future of Olfaction and Immersive Technology
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join us for a presentation and conversation with researcher and designer Selwa Sweidan, on the future of immersive technology and olfaction. 
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost $10.00 (+ eventbrite fees)
> SIGN UP HERE

 

ash_sessionsMon 03/07 – Ten Week Materials Course: Session 9 – Aldehydic
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
> SIGN-UPS HAVE ENDED

 

opensess_cal2Wed 03/08 – 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

 

lanoir_bugsyThu 03/09 – LA Noir Scents with Airbnb
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
We’re teaming up with Airbnb to host a series of olfactory explorations of L.A.’s underworld history: Learn about the city’s most notorious characters and most insalubrious tragedies, and use your new knowledge to create your own noir-inspired scent.
Time: 5:3o to 8:30pm
Cost: $75.00
Notes: We require a minimum of four people for the experience to take place
> BOOK WITH AIRBNB

ash_sessionsMon 03/14 – Ten Week Materials Course: Session 10 – Fruity
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
> SIGN-UPS HAVE ENDED

 

opensess_cal2Wed 03/15 – 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

 

whitney_circleSun 03/19 – Whitney Houston Biennial: The Greatest Love of All
Opening Reception

at 325 West Broadway, NY
C. Finley returns with her Whitney Houston Biennial – a women’s only biennial that takes place every couple years. For 2017’s edition we will participate with an aromatic intervention, inspired by the politics du jour.
Time: 4:oo to 8:00 pm
Location: 325 West Broadway, NY
Notes: The Whitney Houston Biennial runs through March 29
> LEARN MORE

 

ash_sessionsTues 03/21 – Ten Week Materials Course: Session 7 (Catch-up) – Marine/Green Aquatic
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
> SIGN-UPS HAVE ENDED

 

Esxence_image1Thu 03/23 – Art and Olfaction Awards Finalists Announced
at Esxence Scent of Excellence, Milan
We announce the finalists for the Art and Olfaction Awards in the artisan and independent categories, and for the Sadakichi Award at Esxence, in Milan. The announcement will be live-streamed on their website.
Time: 1:00 pm Milan time (CET)
> FOLLOW THE NEWS
> JOIN US IN MILAN

 


APRIL 2017

SARAH_CALSat 04/01 – Sarah Baker Perfumes – Opening Night
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. Now she lends her inimitable eye to perfume. Join us for a private view and explore Sarah Baker Perfumes – a collection of four scents inspired by classic fashion patterns: Greek Keys, Leopard, Lace and Tartan.
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
More information coming soon
> READ MORE ABOUT SARAH BAKER

 

ash_sessionsMon 04/03 or Tues 04/04 – Ten Week Materials Course (Module 3)
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work. We no longer accept drop-ins: Sign up for all ten here. As these classes sell out, we are now offering two options: Sign up for mondays or for tuesdays.
Dates: Mondays or Tuesdays through June
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Notes:
We cap these sessions at 10 people per class.
>
SIGN UP FOR MONDAY SESSIONS
> SIGN UP FOR TUESDAY SESSIONS – Tuesday sessions sold out

 

lanoir_bugsyThu 04/13 – LA Noir Scents with Airbnb
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
We’re teaming up with Airbnb to host a series of olfactory explorations of L.A.’s underworld history: Learn about the city’s most notorious characters and most insalubrious tragedies, and use your new knowledge to create your own noir-inspired scent.
Time: 5:3o to 8:30pm
Cost: $75.00
Notes: We require a minimum of four people for the experience to take place
> BOOK THROUGH AIRBNB