It was a pleasure to lead a "journal-making" workshop/program at the Granada Hills Branch Library as part of my Artist Residency there, supported by the wonderful Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Who knew creating a journal, traditionally a place to record daily thoughts, … [Read more...] about Making Journals at the Granada Hills Branch Library
Single Signature Binding
Join us and the Wide Open Reading group at the Sunland-Tujunga Library and learn to bind together your own book you can use as a journal, sketchbook, diary, dream catcher or idea book! Learn what signatures are in bookbinding, and how they become book pages. Create your book, then design, … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Book at the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library!
Give the gift of books, that you make yourself! Make a Gift Book at the Granada Hills Public Library! For the Holiday Season, come join Artist-in-Residence Debra Disman and make a fabulous gift book. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of … [Read more...] about Make a Gift Book at the Granada Hills Public Library!
Join the fun and create a unique photo album in which to honor family and friends in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month!! Learn single signature binding, the pamphlet stitch, and how to create pockets for treasured items as well as how to use all kinds of beautiful and festive materials! Free, … [Read more...] about “Make A Photo Album”
It was a gift to be able to work with students every day for five weeks this past summer, and introduce them to the book arts as well as other media. As a teaching artist, we often only see students once a week, so to be able to watch them learn and grow on a daily basis was a thrill! In our … [Read more...] about Children Create Unique Handmade Books
It was a rich and fascinating experience to work with 11-14 year olds in creating books this summer...in our class, "The Art of the Book". I had the opportunity to work with students every day for an hour, for 5 weeks straight, and it was joy! Our 14 year old maker...loves … [Read more...] about The Art of The Book: Ages 11-14