From "Betsy and Mickey, Best Friends Forever" by Lucy Sokoloff
"Journey" by Mariana Abballo
"Cindy's Life" by Cindy Johnson
"Colorful People" by Christine Schott
From "Buddy and His Friends" by Gabriela DeJohn
These images show just a few of the beautiful books made by artists in my studio/classroom at the Cedars Fine Art Studios in Marin County, California, a program supporting adults with developmental disabilities. I was an art facilitator with Cedars for four years, during which time artists created over 50 books.
My level of involvement in the books was different for every student. While I often conceptualized and sometimes created a book's physical structure, the art (and story, if there was one) was entirely that of my students.