Books and zines lend themselves to quiet reflection, foster a participatory culture and promote activism, whether you’re creating or reading them, but they also spark so much enthusiasm among all age groups. My main goal in offering workshops is to help people connect with new ideas; honor process, discovery, and possibility within bookish media and find inspiration through the format that I’ve come to love so dearly as an artist, librarian, and educator.
Everyone who completes a workshop with me will leave feeling empowered to create their own books and share their own ideas as art.
Accessibility and inclusion are highly important to me and I am happy to work within a your budget or limitations to develop a workshop that meets your goals and needs.
Collaborative Zine on a Current Event: This workshop encourages participants to think critically about a current event or topic and produce a piece of writing or artwork that will be a part of a zine compilation. Through guided questions, research, and information sharing the group will discuss the topic or event in a way that helps deepen the understanding, heal, and builds community as they work on their creative zine entry.
Zines for Educators: Are you interested in teaching with zines in a classroom or library setting? This workshop will introduce educators to how they may use zines as a tool for critical thinking and reflection, how to facilitate zine-making in their classrooms, and provide a basic background and history of zines geared towards all ages and all learners.
Poetic Artists’ Books: This workshop is meant to build on attendees’ poetry. We will cover a variety of bookbinding techniques and forms, discuss mark-making through collage, painting, drawing, and hand-press printing and then participants will design a book form that is responsive and reflective of their poem.
Boxes & Enclosures for Ar(t)chival Purposes: This workshop is for those interested in creating boxes and enclosures for art objects, precious family photos, or a series of zines. We will cover the basics of creating boxes and enclosures based on the needs of the group, sourcing archival material and supplies, and spend time designing and building a box or enclosure for a specific item(s) that attendees may bring to the workshop.
Non-Linear Narratives: Have you ever wanted a secret door or compartment for your thoughts? This workshop is designed to get participants thinking about the book structure as a means to reveal stories in a non-linear way, through the tension that you can achieve by withholding and revealing information in unconventional ways. The group will learn how to incorporate more experimental page treatments such as spinning wheels, page inserts, foldouts, and layered transparencies to help tell their stories. Basic bookbinding experience is recommended for this workshop.
Do you have an idea?
Please Contact Me with your request and we’ll work out the details together.