Handmade magazines, or ‘zines, are most commonly self-published works of original or appropriated texts and images, often reproduced by copier and distributed by hand. ‘Zine-making is a fun and approachable, hands-on way for young people to express themselves as well as learn about art and design. Self-publishing a ‘zine allows the “publisher” to share information or interests, raise awareness of a cause, spark dissention, or to simply communicate ideas and emotions through art or creative writing.
In this course, students will design and create their own handmade, multi-page ‘zines that they can copy and distribute as they please. They will be shown a selection of different kinds of ‘zines to draw inspiration from and learn a little about the history of DIY self-publishing as an alternative to the mainstream. The topics can be personal or political, physical or spiritual, visual, or completely intellectual. It’s up to the creator of the ‘zine.
Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of art techniques, such as collage and hand drawn typography. They will learn how to use an array of art supplies, including different inks, colored markers, adhesives, papers, and stencils.
Instructors: Lauren Volk received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. She has taught at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; Palo Alto Art Center; and Vita Art Center, Ventura.
Sue Dedina is a working artist with a studio at MarinMOCA, where she opens her studio to the Museum's Novato Schools Outreach Program. She has interpreted art and history for various agencies including CA State Railroad Museum, Hearst Castle, Ventura County Museum and Point Reyes NS.
Fee: Members $255; Non-members $295
Plus $35 materials fee (paid directly to instructor on first day of class)
Where: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato (building behind Beso Café)
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