Make Your Own One-of-a-Kind Zines
For ages 11-17
Instructor: Erica Goss, Director, Girls’ Voices Matter
Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16, 2021.
Times: In-person and online: 2:15-3:15 p.m. for in-person and online (via Zoom) options. Hybrid: 2:15-3:15 p.m. M, W, F, via Zoom and 5:30-6:30 p.m. T-Th in-person.
- In-person classes: Girls’ Voices Matter: Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13 Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, #23 upstairs. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITIZING STRICTLY OBSERVED.
The in-person option is limited to no more than 4 students.
- Hybrid classes at home via Zoom on alternating days AND at Girls’ Voices Matter: Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13 Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, #23 upstairs. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITIZING STRICTLY OBSERVED.
The hybrid option is limited to no more than 4 students.
- Online classes will be held remotely via Zoom.
Online classes are limited to no more than 8 students.
Supplies and equipment:
- For students attending via the in-person and hybrid options, Girls’ Voices Matter provides all supplies and equipment.
- Students attending via Zoom must provide their own supplies and equipment. Click here for a supply list.
Making your own handmade, one-of-a-kind zines is a wonderful art project. Students will enjoy the creativity of zines, which incorporate book arts, writing, organization, and production. Zines have a fascinating history and endless varieties. For example, science-fiction fans made the first zine, titled The Comet, almost 90 years ago.
As a result of taking the Zine class, students explore their creativity, seeing new possibilities for discarded materials. Because each zine is unique, it truly expresses each student’s imagination and ingenuity.
1. Introduction to Zines
Zines are self-published magazines, usually in one-of-a-kind or limited editions. They started way back in the 1930s. Topics for zines are unlimited! For example, you can make fanzines, foodzines, flowerzines, poetry zines, or anything else your imagination creates.
2. Name that Zine!
Brainstorm catchy names for our zines! How about a birdzine called “Tweeter’s Digest?” Or “Dogue”–the zine for pampered pooches?
3. Making the Zine
Create your zine using the three-hole pamphlet method. A zine’s cover includes a title and decorations.
4. What Goes in a Zine?
A zine has sections, just like a real magazine. Students will choose their sections: editorial, visual, news, features, ads, etc. Each zine has a table of contents. A zine includes both words and pictures, which can be magazine cut-outs, drawings, cartoons, recipes, jokes, poems, and stories.
5. Art of the Zine
Using their creativity and a wide array of art materials, students make their zines’ pages come alive.
6. Sharing Zines
We’ll photocopy every zine so that students can share them with their classmates, families and friends.
7. Art Show!
Here’s your chance to show everyone what you made! What were the hardest parts? What did you learn? Tell us how you made your zine.