The Zine Workshop will teach participants how to make their own zine using DIY materials found around the home as well as typewriters and a variety of analogue creative tools. Each participant will walk away with your very own zine, backed up with an understanding of what a zine is and how to distribute and publish them.
In one way or another zines have slowly taken over my life since the early two thousands. From creating zines to running workshops, co-funding the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium and curating the zine exhibition, Copier Jam! Upon reflection, it’s rather strange as a failed English at schools and continue to battle with dyslexia. With all that said, they have made me a better person and have made me become an advocate of zines and independent publishing. I love that zines are an amazing platform for anyone to document, share a viewpoint or simply share your creativity. These little bits of paper on every topic imaginable have provided opportunities to travel and connect with creators throughout Japan, America, New Zealand along with make lifelong friends.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Jeremy Staples’ is all about creating spaces for community engagement that provides a platform for people to be heard and opportunities for skill share. He has published dozens of zines including his American travel zine Whenever I See a Bearded Hobo on the Street, I’ll Think of You and Smile, bilingual portrait photography zine Faces of Nippon, and Toowoomba’s legendary music and arts zine Bizoo.
Staples is also responsible for co-founding the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium (ZICS) and curating Copier Jam!, an exhibition of underground publishers. DIY isn’t a philosophy that operates on the weekends. From building an off-grid container home, to cycling to Sydney from Brisbane and presenting a talk at the Vivid Ideas festival, Staples lives and breathes DIY or, as he prefers, DIT – Do It Together.
- Learn how to make your own zine using DIY materials and analogue creative tools.
- Your very own Zine, and an understanding about Zine Culture, publishing and distributing.
- Students can bring along any art, poetry, writing that they would like to include in the zine.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.