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March 2020

Keep Precious Memories Stored in a Journal Session 2

March 17 @ 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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Join us to create your own journal using single signature binding techniques.
Learn how to create a book with a spine, covers and pages in which to to store your precious memories, doodle, dream, draw and write!
“Artist-in-Residence Debra Disman will teach patrons how to use sewing techniques to bind together their own journal. This program is possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.”
This program series is part of my artist residency through the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in bookmaking!

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The Art of the Book: Crafting Our Stories by Hand Exhibition and Culminating Event

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Join Us at Craft Contemporary!
Saturday, March 28 | 2 – 4 PM | Free

Artist Debra Disman and participants of our older adults’ workshop will host an outdoor exhibition reception, featuring the artists' books they created over the course of the series, and facilitate a bookmaking activity for attendees. This program is generously sponsored by Aroha Philanthropies.

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April 2020

Celebrate Women Artists From Around the World for Women’s History Month!

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 United States
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Celebrate Women's History Month by celebrating women artists with Debra Disman.
Create your own accordion fold book, and add images and information about great female artists from different times in history, as well as your own words and artwork.
Learn about bookmaking, women artists, and how to be creative, all at the same time!
This program is for kids and all ages

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Poetry Flag Bookmaking at the Granada Hills Library!

April 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Granada Hills Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 10640 Petit Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344
Granada Hills, United States
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This Leap Year, celebrate Poetry Month at the Granada Hills Library by making the fun and fabulous flag book structure, and adding poetry to its pages.
Complete your book with your own rhymes, poems or lyrics,  dive into the work of your favorite poets, and discover new ones on the shelves of the Library.
Welcome the warmth of Spring with this joyous activity!

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Painting Program at the Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library!

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
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Learn about the color wheel, how to mix colors, and how to wield a brush in this fun after-school program for children of all ages. We will use real acrylic paints and beautiful canvass and watercolor paper for our explorations in paint!

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August 2020

Crafting Histories: Bookmaking with Debra Disman an Online Workshop Series

August 4 @ 11:00 am - September 11 @ 2:00 pm
Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Crafting Histories: Bookmaking with Debra Disman an Online Workshop Series

The Art of the Book: Crafting Our Stories By Hand is an online workshop series specifically designed by Craft Contemporary and artist Debra Disman for adults over the age of 55. This program is made possible by funding from Aroha Philanthropies and is part of a nationwide campaign to bring thoughtful and specialized programs to a valuable population that is often undeserved by arts institutions.We invite you to register for this cycle's participant cohort. This 8-session bookmaking series taught by artist Debra Disman will meet through the online platform Zoom, every Friday at 11am - 1pm. Starting August 7 through September 11, 2020. The program will conclude with a final presentation and discussion of works and experiences, participants will also be provided a group document and online presence to share their work with friends and family.

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