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Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Bookmaking with Self-Compassion | Debra Disman

May 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Debra Disman, Narrow Bridge, (inside) 2016, 5.5 x 16 x 3.5 inches, Artists' Book/Mixed Media (board, paper, fabric, linen thread).

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Bookmaking with Self-Compassion | Debra Disman
Saturday, May 15, 2021 |  11 AM-12:30 PM PST

Make an artist book celebrating your own creative growth. Join 18th Street Arts Center artist in residence and bookmaker Debra Disman to discover how to create the beautiful, fun and versatile Flower Fold book into which you can write or paste wishes, hopes, prayers and dreams. This book can become a chain to hang in your home, or give as a gift. Explore what the pandemic has meant to you while learning new skills and creating a unique expression of renewal and rebirth during the spring season.

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Wellbeing Through Artmaking

This May, we are thrilled to present three new Arts Learning Lab @ Home art-making workshops for families all around wellbeing and self-compassion. May is Mental Health Awareness month, and taking time for creativity together with loved ones is a key part of self-care in these uncertain times. We are partnering with WE RISE LA to bring these moments for creative growth to you, centered around the theme of wellbeing as we navigate coming out of a pandemic and transitioning to new routines together.

We will be providing Arts Learning Lab @ Home Art Kits with materials for each workshop that will be available for pick up from 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, for those that live in the LA Metro area, but all materials will also be easily found at home or at a local supply store. More information on Art Kit pick-up will be provided once you register for a workshop. Supplies are limited.

All of the virtual workshops will be presented on Zoom, and interpretation will be provided in both English and Spanish.

The ALL@HOME workshops as part of Recovery Justice: Being Well are generously supported by the WE RISE LA program. 

Partners include the Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County (CACLAC), St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, and the Community Corporation of Santa Monica.

[image caption: Debra Disman, Narrow Bridge, (inside) 2016, 5.5 x 16 x 3.5 inches, Artists’ Book/Mixed Media  (board, paper, fabric, linen thread).]


About We Rise LA

WE RISE Community Pop-Ups take place across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods, in partnership with over fifty community groups, healers, grassroots leaders, artists, and other LA County Departments such as Parks, Libraries, and Metro to celebrate the remarkable resources and communities of LA County and use arts-based strategies for healing and wellbeing. For more information, please visit





May 15, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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