how to make an art zine
how to make an art zine
To celebrate the launch of my new website/blog and soulcraft my newsletter, I am accepting pre-registration for my upcoming class called How to Make an Art Zine
Pre-register at the super low price of 20.00
This is a limited time offer and will not be available at this price again.
What is a zine? a zine, (short for magazine) is a self-published magazine. That's the plain and simple meaning. It is typically a limited edition magazine, non-professional, photocopied, in limited circulation and often only available directly from the artist. However, it can be as minimalist, grunge, ornate, detailed, personal and elaborate as you want it to be.
An Art Zine however, is a zine about any aspect of art or creativity.
I have been self-publishing art zines, poetry journals and art instructions since 2005. I have honed in on the easiest and most inexpensive ways of fashioning a creative zine without spending a lot of money in the process.
For me self-publishing is meditative. It is like creating a super detailed art piece that requires the ebb and flow of time to reveal its birth. I don't rush it. The content takes time to formulate and realize. In this class I show you what has worked for me.
Your art zine can be about anything.... mixed media, sewing, art journaling, knitting, crochet, baking, doll making, collage, poetry, short stories or anything you want. Depending on the topic you may want to include a pattern, a prompt, a creative challenge or a technique. You may want to include an artist interview, a personal art story and you may also want to include paid ads which help you fund your art zine. My experience in creating art zines has taught me a lot about the creative process, design, assembling and other aspects like copyright, marketing and sales.
In most of my art zines, I include a few items that makes the zine a little extra awesome...like a tube of paint, a paint brush, a packet of seed beads, bits of hand dyed fabrics and more. I will give you some suggestions on how to get and include bits of extra items in your zine.
Printing can be expensive. But there are some interesting ways of printing and assembling that are both creative and budget-friendly.
My preferred zine making method is cut and paste with a fusion of computer layouts using any word processing program, but I sometimes also use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign. We will explore both methods as well as FREE programs that allows you to edit and format your art zine.
There is a lot to learn about how to make an art zine.
A supply list with all of the materials needed to make your own art zine will be available when the class starts March 20th 2017.
The class is held in a private site.
Start the New Year by learning how to make your own.