Photo Zines for Teens: Exploring Your Creative Voice
Dive into the world of DIY and make your own zine (a self-published, small-circulation magazine) of your images! In this four-day workshop you will learn how to work with images in a group, consider sequence and presentation, and execute your creative vision.
We will work as a class to help organize your images. You will then design and print a zine that reflects your artistic style, using hands-on methods like collaging as well as cutting-edge technology like Adobe InDesign.
All students will take home their finished zine as well as several copies to trade with friends. There are no rules in zine-making; be prepared to have fun and get creative!
All materials provided.
What is a zine?
Zines (slang for “magazine”) and self-publishing have a long history in popular culture – from political pamphlets in the early days of our country to documentation of the punk scene in the 1970s and ‘80s, circulating self-published writing or artwork has been a powerful form of expression.
Zines can be about anything and everything, and range from being totally hand-made to completely digitally produced. Today, photography zines serve as informal artist books that usually revolve around a particular theme and, when traded or circulated, are a fantastic way for more people to enjoy your artwork.
Zines featured in header: But Can They Fight: People, vol IV by Johnny Salas; Limbo by Laura Marks; Jade Blooming at Night by Jason Roberts Dobrin; Femme Fotale volumes I and III; Over the Shoulder vol. 2 by Ethan Roads; Something in the Way, but Barely There by Jacob Koestler; and A Forest. Vol IV: Something about ghosts by Fabrizio Musu.