Zines, Zines, Zines! (Fall 2021)

printable zine bibliography for the exhibition
Reading Room Zine: Poetry is Not a Luxury (2019) Erika Herman & Jenn Lin
Beth Sheehan in front of letterpress archives
Beth Sheehan in front of letterpress archives

Event Info

This class takes place virtually via Zoom on Thursday, December 16 from 6:30–8:30pm ET.

In this two-hour virtual workshop for beginners, Instructor Beth Sheehan gives an overview of the multifaceted history of zines and teaches participants to make their own!

Participants will learn simple image-making techniques like pochoir and easy-to-do zine structures including variations on the accordion book.

Required Materials

  • Paper! (Copy paper is fine but you may want a variety of papers)
  • Adhesives (recommend double-stick tape, glue sticks, and PVA, but most adhesives are fine)
  • Thread and a needle
  • Cutting mat and cutting tools (X-acto, Olfa knife, or scalpel and scissors)
  • Pencil, ink or paint
  • Newsprint or other scrap paper to glue on
  • Collage materials (leaves, old photographs, magazines, paint swatches, fabric, security envelopes, thread, anything!)

Optional Materials:

  • Mylar
  • Awl
  • Bone folder or Teflon folder
  • Scanner/printer or photocopier
  • Tape
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils
  • Stamps and ink pads, cotton balls, makeup pads

About the Instructor

Elizabeth (Beth) Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaking, and book artist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her work investigates ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library.

Sheehan has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York. She was also the Lead Binder and Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn and teaches paper, print, and book workshops around the country.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. While each class has a suggested price, we wish to make our educational programming as economically accessible as possible as well as to make sure our students feel fulfilled in their creative processes outside of the studio. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.

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