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March 2018

Double Flower Fold Book with Debra Disman

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Learn how to create a long or short book that utilizes repeated folded forms based that flattens into a single square. Add covers and a tie/ribbon, and embellish with all manner of materials. Also called an Exploding Book, this structure is perfect for treasured words: poems, love notes, fortunes and more.

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Make a Book to Celebrate Women Artists with Debra Disman

March 27 @ 3:00 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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Artist Debra Disman will teach you how to make a flip book celebrating women artists. This program is part of Women's Heritage Month.

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April 2018

Creating Sculptural Books with Debra Disman

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Create a book that stands on its own as a piece of sculpture, and pushes the very idea of 'the book' into new territory. Using new, found, natural and recycled materials you will put together a book that can be cut, built onto, stitched, textured, painted, covered and otherwise transformed into your private universe!

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Envelope Book with Debra Disman

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Envelope Book with Debra Disman Use folding and sewing methods to create a book that can be sent in the mail! Write a note to a stranger and add it to the Big Beach Book onsite, or take home to write your next letter. You can create accordion folded pages that pop out to surprise the recipient, or sew in signature pages that can be turned.

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Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen: New Works

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Join us for the culminating exhibition of studio residents Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen, showing new works in fabric and paper. Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen are sharing the Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio space during their simultaneous residency, which spans January 10 to April 18, 2018.

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Jam out on the Big Beach Book with Debra Disman

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Join bookmaker Debra Disman and embellish the 'Big Beach Book,' a people-sized book structure she developed with the community during the course of her recent Residency. Use paint pens, maps, repurposed book pages, collage materials and more, and add your special signature to this community driven project, inspired by the Camera, Palisades Park, the Santa Monica Beach and mountains, and of course, the blue Pacific! All are welcome.

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