How To Make A Zine Premium class

Michelle Spadafore, zinester

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15 Videos (17m)
    • 01 Title

      0:07
    • 02 Definitions

      0:56
    • 03 Zine Topics

      1:37
    • 04 Analog v Digital

      1:34
    • 05 Materials

      1:37
    • 06 Materials cont

      0:51
    • 07 Layout Form

      1:06
    • 08 Layout Form cont

      1:21
    • 09 Layout Design

      1:21
    • 10 Tip

      0:57
    • 11 Affix Materials

      0:57
    • 12 Scan

      0:40
    • 13 Staple

      1:21
    • 14 Sew

      1:04
    • 15 Share

      1:18

About This Class

How To Make A Zine

Zines are a fantastic means of self-expression! Go analog in a digital world.

By the end of this class you will have created a small self-published work about something that fascinates you.

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All ages welcome although younger folks might need a "co-publisher" to help them.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Letter or Legal Sized Paper
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Paint or ink
  • Photos, drawings or found images
  • Personal writings, poems, quotes or other text
  • Stamps or other mark making objects
  • Magazine images, newspaper pages or other ephemera

STEP 1: What’s A Zine?

Zine Definition

Zine Topics

Analog v. Digital

STEP 2: Project Demonstration

Preparation

Gather and create materials. Write essays or poems. Take pictures. Make stamps. Draw. Paint. Collage. Gather ephemera. Share information about a favorite topic. Whatever.

Layout

Prep zine design with page numbers. Prep layout for each page. Pay attention to what pages will be facing each other in the final product.

Hint: Don’t use ink directly on the design since it could bleed through to the other side. Instead prepare the paint or ink design on a separate sheet of paper first, let it dry, and affix later.

Binding

Use glue stick or double sided tape to affix items onto design according to the layout.

Layout and Binding usually occur at the same time.

Publish

Scan pages to computer. Print double-sided. Staple with long handle stapler or sew binding.

STEP 3: Share

Mail your zine to family and friends. Share with a co-worker. Create an etsy page. Look for local zine fests and other zine events.

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I'm a zinester living in Brooklyn, New York. My zine, Haiku & Holga, contains 35 mm film photographs taken on a Holga camera with a focus on texture, form and color. I then pare down the fleeting moments of beauty that I find in the city into the spare word form that is haiku. I started the zine after attending the 2013 Brooklyn Zine Fest and seeing all the amazing work people were doing. My zine-making is also really inspired by my grandmother who was a poet, a painter and a ceramicist. My other zines include Urban Ephemera, 22 Colour Photographs, Into the Green-Wood, and Dem Bones. Other projects include a small haiku chapbook, New York City Haiku, and a collection of my grandmother's zines called A Life Reflected.