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Zine Making 101 with Eric Piper

Want to make a zine? Let us show you some options and get your creativity flowing! All ages welcome.

The workshop will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sun Sept. 24 at 1010 N. University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069.
Reminder at 8:00 p.m. BYOBBQ!

Early bird: $40 until 9/17
Regular price: $60 9/18-9/24

Instructor will show personal zine work.
Instructor will show large collection of others’ zine work.
Instructor will demonstrate creating a zine from start to finish in traditional and experimental styles.
Participants learn tradition and experimental zine creating techniques.
Participants will participant in several creative writing and drawing exercises.
Participants all create from start to finish at least one zine.
Participants learn to make zines anyplace and anytime in the future.
Class will discuss ethics and the relationships that exist between zines and society and how to distribute and share finished work.


Eric Piper is an interdisciplinary artist. He is director and a founding member of Resonator Institute an experimental art space in Norman, Oklahoma. He received his BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from University of Oklahoma in 2013.

Piper exhibits, teaches, and helps organize collaborative experimental art festivals, installations and events at home and internationally in collaboration with art collectives Resonator Institute, Diverse Universe and Academia NonGrata.
Currently he is working on opening an alternative arts school and fine arts publishing company in collaboration with Resonator Institute.

Participants should bring any notebook, journals or sketchbooks to work in and pull inspiration from. Space will provide access to printer, scanner and art supplies, and all materials necessary for the workshop


• Meet and Greet
• Coffee & Introductions
• Check out examples
• Talk about personal goals for workshop

• Quick Lecture
• History
• Value / use
• Experimental Content/Concept
• Power of alternative publishing and distribution
• Examples (Personal collection and Resonator Institute’s zine collection)

• One Page 8 panel Zine Demo
• Tools and Material Overview
• Show stages of creation
• Demonstrate Xerox Editioning
• Three Page Staple-Binding Demo
• Experimental Zine Demo

• Creative Warm up (no critiques - just warm up)
• Timed stream of consciousness writing.
• Speed illustration (manifesting and capturing ideas through image)

• Studio Time (1/2)
• Create the master copy

• Studio Time (2/2 Printing)
• Edition your zine.

7:00 - ?
• Cleanup

8:00 p.m.
• BBQ Talk and hang out

Contact for more info.
Register HERE

Register HERE

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