ARTIST RESIDENCY CULMINATION EVENT: Poetry, Flag Books and More at the West Valley Regional Branch Library!
Join us Tuesday April 20th at 4:00PM for a very special program, as we culminate our Artist Residency at the West Valley Regional Branch Library, supported by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs!
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Artist in Residence Debra Disman will lead us in creating a “flag book” that you can personalize with poems written by yourself or your favorite writers.
In addition, Staff Librarians will share their favorite poems and poetry books, there will be a slide presentation showing bookmaking projects completed during the 2020-21 Residency, and YOU will have the opportunity to share YOUR BOOK!
So, mark your calendars, and email the Library at email@example.com and make an appointment to pick up your special materials packet which contains extra art materials and Library goodies to enjoy!
Program log-in information, will be sent once supplies are picked up.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Poetry” in the subject line.
SEE YOU THERE!!!
THE ART OF THE BOOK at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art!
Kids Art Class: Fall Art Camp—The Art of the Book (Ages 9–12)
Create your own books using fun folding and gluing techniques! Add your own writings, drawings, photographs, and more! Sketchbook, journal, album—what will YOUR book become? Each class will teach techniques for creating fun and fantastic books, and unleash your imagination!
With artist Debra Disman.
Join on your computer or tablet wherever you have internet. A Zoom link will be sent prior to camp start. Materials are included in tuition.
Three Days: Monday–Wednesday, November 23–25
- Mon, Nov 23, Tuesday Nov 24, Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
- 10 am–12 pm PT
- Art Camp is designed for children ages 9-12; children ages 8 and under will not be admitted.
- NexGenLA Members $100; General Public $125
- Pre-registration is required for all classes
- Tuition includes materials.
- Additional fee for shipping.
- For additional art class information, please contact ArtClasses@lacma.org.
- For ticketing support, contact email@example.com.
- Please visit LACMA’s FAQ page for our refund policy.
LACMA LOVE: The Art of the Book 3: The Flag Book
We started off our Family Bookmaking Workshop series at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art with the Accordion Fold Book, then moved onto “The Folded Fan” book (my own nomenclature) which also employed the accordion/concertina fold to great effect.
We completed our series with The Flag Book, a fun, versatile and quite kinetic structure “invented” by German-born and noted book artist Hedi Kyle.
We visited the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (“BCAM“), and looked at artist Barbara Kruger‘s monumental elevator piece, “Shafted“.
Students chose what view they wished to draw (or, sketch). then returned to the Park View Studio to look at our drawings, learn the Flag Book structure, create our books, then develop and embellish them! (This last the reward, some might say, of the effort that went before).
Participants were encouraged to use text to develop their books, and see how this “found writing” technique could be read in different ways up and down and across their books. They had been able to observe the power of graphical text first hand viewing the Kruger piece.
Mother and daughter working together.
She came to our workshop with her grandmother…not pictured!
Summer teacher (all the way from Chicago!) and student, taking advantage of LACMA‘s educational offerings!
This wonderful duo attended all three workshops!
The grown-ups need an art-making break too!
Such a lovely group to work with.
We love you, LACMA!
Flag Books & Found Writing with Debra Disman
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.
Learn the fun and innovative flag book structure.
Fold an accordion spine, add book covers, and attach your flag pages to a kinetic book whose parts move as you page through.
You can write in or use preexisting print media to add text to your flags. As they move and flip, poetic connections in your found writing appear!