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I (Heart) Zines

January 4th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Ring in the new year with some good ol’ fashioned zine making, care of Cheryl Dobinson! When: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, February 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 weeks) Where: This Ain’t the Rosedale Library, 483 Church Street, Toronto Cost: $80 per person, $60 for students/seniors/underemployed

In the DIY (do-it-yourself) tradition, this 4 week course is your chance to learn how to make your own zine. Well cover what a zine is, things to consider when creating one, layout, copying and putting your zine together, and distribution. Well also use creative and hands-on activities to help us explore and experience the joy of zines. Participants can work on their own personal zine project throughout the course and/or contribute to a group zine we make together. Basic tools and materials will be provided.

Week 1: Introduction to zines (what is a zine? types of zines, tools of the trade) Week 2: Starting your own zine (your vision + practical considerations, what goes into making a zine) Week 3: Getting it on paper (laying it all out, creating your flats, copying tips and tricks) Week 4: Finishing touches (assembly, binding techniques, distribution)

Cheryl Dobinson joined Torontos DIY scene in 2002 when she started publishing the bisexual womens zine The Fence. With a print run of 300, The Fence is widely distributed (for a zine!) in Canada, the US and internationally. Her other creative passions include writing poetry, making buttons and weaving sacred rituals. One of her current goals is to recruit as many people as possible into the DIY revolution.

To register, call 416-929-9912 or visit This Ain’t the Rosedale Library at 483 Church St. Enrolment is limited to 12 participants. We regret the space is not wheelchair accessible.

Payment must be made in advance. Courses are 50% refundable in cases of illness or emergency.

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