A class for your inner punk, rebel, poet, cartoonist or child. Pre-internet, zines were a popular way to share art, ideas and stories. I remember a local art critic in the 1980s who shared his articles within small, DIY booklets that he left in coffee shops around Seattle. Zines were also popular for serials, much like the way Charles Dickens published his novels in serial form in the newspapers of his day. Another example is the Love and Rockets comics that were self-published in 1981 (before Fantagraphics picked them up).
Knowing how to draw is not necessary! I will help you use your creative strengths. Collage, photography and stencils can powerfully portray ideas. We will do free-writing exercises in class to help consolidate thoughts, along with group critiques to help you know what is working and what isn't. The goal of this 5-week class is to create, print a small edition of and distribute your zine. Possible themes can be photography, a cookbook, favorite quotes, your heritage, an instruction manual, poetry, comics, an illustrated glossary or how to care for a pet snail.

Please click on Enroll Now to view the required supplies

You May Also Like...

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

click here to chat