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make a zine!

June 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pearl City Clay House is excited to announce a series of FREE community workshops at the Prendergast Library,  funded by the Murray L. Bob Educational Initiative.

The second of these workshops, to create a zine, will take place on June 7th.

What IS a zine?

ZINE (n): pronounced “zeen” A zine is a self-published, non-commercial print-work that is typically produced in small, limited batches.  Zines are created and bound in many DIY ways, but traditionally editions are easily reproduced—often by crafting an original “master flat,” and then photocopying, folding, and stapling the pages into simple pamphlets.  Zines may also be sewn, taped, glued—or even exist in unbound and other non-folio formats.  The main rule is that there are no rules! Zines can touch on a variety of topics from music and art, to politics, sexuality, humor and personal memoir.  Their content may be written, drawn, printed, collaged, or any other form of combining words and imagery—a zine’s structure may be narrative, journalistic, comic-like, or completely abstract.

Our resident book and paper artist, Deb Eck, will guide participants as they learn a little about the history of zines, examine a few examples from her collection, and experiment with a variety of single sheet folded book forms, and a simple sewn structure. Then we will dive in, and using drawing, collage, and mixed media techniques, we will create one. The evening will culminate in copying and sharing our zines with each other in a zine swap.

While the events are free, space is limited, and you must register by calling 716-484-7135, ext. 226 or by emailing programs@prendergastlibrary.org. 


June 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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James Prendergast Library
509 Cherry Street
Jamestown, NY 14701 United States
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