At a recent series of bookmaking workshops at Verdugo Hills High School, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) students in VAPA Art and English classes learned to make their own books which they then shared with others in the school library, in a singular exhibition and reading.
Thus we engaged visual, literary and performing/presentational art forms in a single four part series,.
“Be You”, an important message of the series.
Student artists set up their own books in the school library.
Then presented their works to an audience of other students, who had also participated in the program.
Some went up in pairs…(safety in numbers?),
While some braved it alone…
All expressed pride,
and absolute individuality.
I only wishg we had longer. It was incredibly fun, and gratifying to see these Visual Art and English students take off with the forms learned, and skills attained through the program.
Many thanks go out to Amanda Swann, VAPA Coordinator and theater educator, Amy Lesserman VAPA English class teacher, Tina Staley, Art teacher, and Lisa Cheby, school librarian, who worked closely with me to make this experience happen.
Kudos and gratitudes!