What is a zine? Short for "magazine", zines are small self-published works. Zines are usually reminiscent of a small book but can take many forms. Zine-making began as a way for marginalized voices to disseminate information and has expanded to become a method for creative expression.
In this workshop, you will learn a few methods for zine-making including a simple 8-page folded zine and a simple thread-binded version. Participants will discover that zines can be a unique way to display and catalog artwork, writing, collections, collage or ideas. Participants will leave with at least three different types of zines to continue working on at home.
You may consider participating in this workshop if you are a poet, have an idea for a short story, want to make a unique card for a friend, have a collection of small flat items that you want to display (i.e. stamps, stickers, flowers), have an idea for a small series of artwork you want to create, would like to make a small sketchbook for your travels, etc.
Abbie Castriotta currently serves as the Mountain Ecology Field Technician with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies through ECO AmeriCorps and will be teaching in the CRAFT pathway at the Woodstock Union HS in the fall. Abbie graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2021 with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Studio Art. She studied at the Florence School of Fine Art and completed an internship with Karen Talbot, a scientific illustrator, during the summer of 2018.
Art is Abbie’s way of telling about her astonishment with the world. Her astonishments do not tend to be born out of grand landscapes and sights, but rather give light to the everyday movements and small details that capture my attention with their quiet beauty. Abbie’s scenes of everyday moments feel like breaths or heartbeats; they are quiet and tend to be rooted in a strong sense of place.
Please visit https://www.abigailcastriotta.com/ for more about Abbie.
- At least two methods for folding zines
- At least one method for binding zines
- How to plan a successful zine composition and color scheme for a zine
If a participant wants to cancel their enrollment, we will refund the amount of tuition minus a non-refundable $30 registration fee if request is made no less than 8 business days prior to the start of class. See full policy here.
2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, VT 05067