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February 2018

Simple Sewn Booklets with Debra Disman

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Join us for public workshops in bookmaking and more at the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica!

These workshops are being offered as part of my Studio Residency at the Art Lab, January 13-April 14, 2018! I will be creating and teaching in the beautiful Mid-century building that houses the Art Lab, overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the blue Pacific.

Create a single signature (a gathering of folded pages) book with a simple binding. Create texture by adding cloth, papers and natural materials to the covers. Come away with a unique sewn book to use as a notebook, sketchbook, journal or gift!

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Stenciling and Stamping with Debra Disman

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Join us for public workshops in bookmaking and more at the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica!

These workshops are being offered as part of my Studio Residency at the Art Lab, January 13-April 14, 2018. I will be creating and teaching in the beautiful Mid-century building that houses the Art Lab, overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the blue Pacific.

I am developing a gigantic group-created book - the Big Beach Book - during my residency, and you are invited to learn bookmaking skills while taking part! Put your own mark on the 5'9" high book while exploring stencil and stamp techniques, then create a small stamped/stenciled takeaway card in the same format.

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Mural Painting with Debra Disman

February 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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Join us for public workshops in bookmaking and more at the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica!

These workshops are being offered as part of my Studio Residency at the Art Lab, January 13-April 14, 2018. I will be creating and teaching in the beautiful Mid-century building that houses the Art Lab, overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the blue Pacific.

I am developing a gigantic group-created book - the Big Beach Book - during my residency, and you are invited to learn bookmaking skills while taking part!

Explore mural and decorative painting techniques on Big Beach Book pages using paint pens - with the view out the Art Lab window and the surrounding environment for inspiration. Use your newly acquired techniques on a takeaway card!

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March 2018

Altered Pages with Debra Disman

March 3 @ 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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Join us for public workshops in bookmaking and more at the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica!

These workshops are being offered as part of my Studio Residency at the Art Lab, January 13-April 14, 2018. I will be creating and teaching in the beautiful Mid-century building that houses the Art Lab, overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the blue Pacific.

I am developing a gigantic group-created book – the Big Beach Book – during my residency, and you are invited to learn bookmaking skills while taking part!

Create and alter collaged book pages for the Big Book using various print media, highlighting text and image through cutting, drawing, pasting, folding and black-out processes. Come away with a repertoire of alteration techniques you can use on your next rescued book.

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Book Cover Embellishments with Debra Disman

March 10 @ 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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Join us for public workshops in bookmaking and more at the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica!

These workshops are being offered as part of my Studio Residency at the Art Lab, January 13-April 14, 2018. I will be creating and teaching in the beautiful Mid-century building that houses the Art Lab, overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the blue Pacific.

I am developing a gigantic group-created book – the Big Beach Book – during my residency, and you are invited to learn bookmaking skills while taking part!

Add to the cover of the Big Book with repurposed beach items such as plastic pieces, board and flip flops chunks, sand, small shells and other items that can be found in vicinity of the Art Lab. A variety of attachment methods will be taught, which you can use to embellish books, boxes, and other items.

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Accordion Fold Book + Pockets with Debra Disman

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Learn how to make an accordion fold or concertina book with pockets to create a literally unfolding story. Add beach photos, stories, dreams, memories, lists, recipes or letters - your epistolary novel awaits! You will also learn how to create a spine and tie for your book, so that any secrets it holds will be safe.

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