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September 2018

Papel Picado Bookmaking Workshop

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Granada Hills Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 10640 Petit Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344
Granada Hills, United States
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Part of my Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Artist Residency at the Granada Hills Branch – Los Angeles Public Library.

Thanks to Children's Librarian Alice Schock, Senior Librarian Pamela Rhodes, and the LA DCA

To celebrate Latino Heritage Month, join us for a Papel Picado Bookmaking Workshop, led by artist Debra Disman. This program is open to all ages. All materials included.

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October 2018

Bookmaking at Verdugo Hills High School

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview Avenue
Tujunga, CA 91042 United States
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I will lead bookmaking workshops with magnet (VAPA) English and Art students at Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, CA, supported by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Students will create one-of-kind FLAG BOOKS, and develop them through "found writing" they produce through pulling letters, words and sentences from existing print media sources such as magazines and other books.

I will work with Seniors in the VAPA English class, and Freshmen in the VAPA art class.

These workshops are for specific VAPA students at Verdugo Hills High School, and will take place in VAPA classes during school hours.

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Let’s Make Books at the Bell Library!

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bell Library, 4411 E GAGE AVE
Bell, CA 90201 United States
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Learn to create the fun and fabulous "folded fan" book in community at the Library with artist Debra Disman.
Create a book that can open, read and displayed in different ways!

This program is designed for children aged 5 - 12.

All materials included!

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November 2018

“We the Artists” at 18th Street Arts Center

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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WE THE ARTISTS 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!
November 10, 2018 | 7-10 PM

Artist In Residence Open Studios 7-8PM!

18th Street Arts Center kicks off a yearlong party celebrating 30 years as Southern California’s leading artist residency program. This evening spectacular spotlights new collaborations with 18th Street’s founding ‘compadres’ La Pocha Nostra and Highways Performance Space, new commissions by alumni including Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Kate Johnson, Asher Hartman, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Amitis Motevalli, and performances curated by Highways Performance Space featuring Egrets on Ergot, Sebeyu, and Bethany Ward-Lawe!

Enjoy live performances, video installations, exhibitions, music, open artist’s studios, LA’s gourmet food trucks, and craft beer!

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Making TUNNEL BOOKS at the Granada Hills Branch Library!

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Granada Hills Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 10640 Petit Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344
Granada Hills, United States
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We will create an amazing multidimensional TUNNEL BOOK using a three-dimensional tableau scene to honor Native American Heritage Month!    Utilizing strategic cutouts,  accordion folding  and framing techniques, explore a “layered view” that creates the setting for a dramatic scene and story that moves back and forth in space and possibly in time!

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Bookmaking at Verdugo Hills High School with VAPA Students

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

I will lead bookmaking workshops with Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) English and Art students at Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, CA, supported by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Students will create one-of-kind BOOKS by hand, and develop them with print and visual media to create unique works of writing, visual art and craft.

I will work with Seniors in the VAPA English class, and Freshmen in the VAPA art class.

These workshops are for specific VAPA students at Verdugo Hills High School, and will take place in VAPA classes during school hours.

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