Join Queensland zine creator Jeremy Staples for a series of zine making workshops. The series will focus on giving participants a step-by-step guide to making zines and explore how the Library can be a useful resource for Zinesters.
A SINGLE TICKET GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE THREE WORKSHOPS AND TWO MEETUPS.
*** COMMENCES SAT 10 AUGUST UNTIL THURSDAY 29 AUGUST ***
Workshop One | Saturday 10 August
Participants will be introduced to the range of approaches to zine making, distribution and their contemporary relevance. Participants in this workshop will get a practical, hands-on understanding of the zine making process from start to finish. Participants will produce an 8-page mini-zine inspired by a guided tour of the the special exhibition Swings and Roundabouts: 100 years of Queensland political cartoons.
Workshop Two | Saturday 17 August
Participants will start the workshop with a brief tour of the State Library heritage collection. After the tour participants will learn the key processes that go into creating a successful collaborative zine. Participants will work with the facilitator to plan out the group publication together, and develop a schedule for creating the content.
Workshop Three | Saturday 24 August
In this workshop participants will learn the steps to finish ready for copying. Steps covered include editing and editorializing, resizing and layout, making a proof and creating a print master.
Meetups | Thursday 22 and 29 August
As well as these three fantastic workshops with Jeremy, participants will get access to the resources and equipment in State Library The Edge’s digital media and fabrication labs during two meetups where they can create a collaborative zine. These meetups will be another opportunity for participants to come together and put into practice what they have learnt in the workshops, collaborating on content on 22 August and then printing and assembling the finished zine on 29 August.