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Paper Pattern Story: Free Artist Workshop at Library

Oceanside CA— Tell your own story through patterns in paper. Join book artist Bhavna Mehta at the Oceanside Public Library for a five session instructional workshop that will guide in the creation of a personal journal. Participants will create a journal with personal drawings, cut paper, and written pieces that illustrate their identity. Drawings and patterns from personal objects will illustrate cultural backgrounds and ideas about home and belonging to slowly fill the journal.

Bhavna Mehta will then use these ideas to create a cut paper installation at the Oceanside Museum of Art. This installation will be the story of Oceanside, as told through the stories of workshop participants. These workshops are free, but reservations are required, and will be limited to the first 15 people. Call 760-435-5600 to register. No previous art experience necessary. All materials included.

There are two series of workshops, one at Civic Center Library and one at Mission Branch Library. Workshops at the Civic Center Library will be on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. from February 16 through March 16. Workshops at the Mission Branch Library will be Saturdays at 10 a.m. March 14 through April 11. Participants can only register for one series at a time, and must commit to all of the classes in their series. The Civic Center Library is located 330 N. Coast Highway and the Mission Branch Library is located 3861 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.

This project is funded by a grant from the Creative Catalyst Fund of The San Diego Foundation and is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information, please visit the library’s website at http://www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.