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Family Art Zines: make your own books

Learn book-folding techniques to create your own 'zines' (DIY books) and use colour, drawing and writing to fill your pages
10 Students
from £15 pp
1hr 30min
Learning Kit Included
Sarah B Davies
Next available date:18th July 2022
What happens in this class?

Ever wanted to capture memories of a special event or family holiday but don't have the time to make a photo book?

Ever wished for a creative way your kids can create and treasure their own memories?

Zines are the answer! Simple, quick and easy DIY books employing the art of paper folding, zines are a great way to explore drawing, writing, memories and ideas.

Imagine holding a handmade book in your hands; the feeling of delight and sense of discovery as you turn the pages. Now imagine that book was created by you or your children; a unique…

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What you will learn
  • The magic of zine book-folding
  • Guided drawing, writing, collage and design
  • Wellbeing support
What you will need
  • Scissors
  • Colouring pens and pencils
  • Inspiration such as phone pics
Is this class suitable for beginners?
No experience is necessary!
What is a zine?
Quick and inexpensive to create, zines are a DIY book incorporating paper folding, expressive text and visual art. They are a powerful communication tool around memories and/or ideas. Zines are a work of art!
Are the contents of the kit environmentally friendly?
Wherever possible I keep issues about the environment front-and-centre (I even made a zine about it). The Family Zine-making Kit includes handmade papers, a sustainable wooden tool and recycled and reusable materials!

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Your Teacher

The Art Room was always the most popular room in school. It was the cool room; messy, smelling of paints and bubbling over with freedom and permission to be exploratory. Artist Sarah B Davies aims to bring that excitement, anticipation and delight into the sessions she runs. The Art Room is where we can make space and time for our own art. Whether virtually in our own homes or live and in person, Sarah brings the thrill of The Art Room through gorgeous materials, permission to explore and make a mess. The Art Room offers: Creative wellbeing sessions; Art workshops…

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Family Art Zines: make your own books