In this class we have 8 zinemakers with diverse creative styles. Through these glorious teachers, you’ll learn:
how to harness the magic of cropping + losing control to make “reverse zines”
how to finish a zine in less than 60 minutes (with time left over to wonder at how easy that was)– how to make instructional zines (even for roasting chicken)
how to turn mundane moments into zines (even as a super busy person with an inability to “stay present”)
how to get fancy with folding
how to turn an art journal spread into an entire mini journal
how to fill a zine with flowers and affirmations
how to go back to the roots of zine-making, bring out your inner anarchist, and express yourself
All wrapped up in heaps of zine examples and ideas to get the idea cogs turning. At the end of the class, you won’t know what to do with all the ideas and techniques you’ll have in your back pocket… or wait… of course you know, you’ll become an amazing zine-making machine.
Hyperbolic journaler and imperfect artist, Caylee Grey is also a wife and mother from South Africa. Caylee is the Fairy Artmother of the Get Messy art journal community, book, and art supplies brand. She has sworn an oath to embrace the messy middle and believes that more than zero is enough.
Dr. Debbie Bamberger is a nurse practitioner in Berkeley, California, providing sexual and reproductive health care for almost 30 years. She began art journaling 6 years ago with no prior art practice, and it changed her life. She lives with her family, works part-time, and art journals every single day.
This is Sarah Gardner, aka, Juicy*S. Juicy*S is her DJ name. She's not a DJ. She would love to be a DJ. It's one of her fantasy dream jobs, really. She got this name when she was slinging paint and working in her art journal with a couple girlfriends,, drinking wine and keeping track of the funny things they were saying on a "sign-in" sheet...just craziness. They all ended up with a DJ name that day. She started her first blog with this name, and she's had it ever since.
She's the girl (yes, even though she's fifty-something, she's still a girl!) who has a Tutu Dance Party and makes every one of her guests their own tutu! She's the kind of person who thinks a lot (maybe too much) about things. Art journaling is a creative practice that is her self-care. She loves to take what she's learned and infuse her art journal pages with meaning as well. She's a life-long learner, and learning is really what life is all about for her. She's also a lawyer, a wife, and a mom of two. She lives with her family in Southern California, in a small surf community called Cardiff by the Sea.
Rory is a mixed media artist, art journaler, mom, dancer, and more living in Oklahoma. She created her first zine in the mid-nineties and, despite a lifetime of dabbling in different creative pursuits, has always returned to zine making as a prized form of written and visual self expression. Since discovering art journaling in 2020 she has sought to combine these art forms without sacrificing the grungy photocopy aesthetic and shareable nature of 1990s zines.
Erin Ware is an artist, illustrator, and surface designer who finds all her best ideas tucked within the pages of her journals. She lives in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband, Nathan, and their kiddos, Felix and Evangeline. Teaching things like zine-making is actually her dream job.
Carolyn is a mixed media artist and has been art journaling on and off for years, but now makes it a daily practice since retiring. Carolyn loves to play and experiment with all things color, paint and collage. She hopes her art journals will inspire others to play as well.
Steph loves art, travel, and journaling. Born and raised in California. Living life as full as can be, one day at a time.
Vanessa is a Canadian artist who lives abroad. This has lead her to explore art as a way of connecting and engaging with the world. She loves to share what she learns in classes that speak directly from the heart.
Zero expectations. Zero pressure. All the fun.