Zine Making with Rose Marin for Gunning Arts Festival

Zines are a fun do-it-yourself publishing system that gives you a format to fill with stories, drawing, photos, collage, comics. In fact Zines can be filled with all kinds of cool art.  Your zine can be copied with a photocopier to give to family and friends.

Rose takes you through everything you need to know to turn a boring piece of paper into a into an eight page Zine in no time.

Tools and materials 

To make a ZINE you need

  • A4 or A3 paper in any colour
  • Scissors
  • A table to work on.

Filling it with art

  • Cool ideas – drawings, stories, poems
  • Colour pencils and pens
  • Magazines, pictures or any printed paper for possible collage
  • Ink stamps (optional)
  • Glue (if adding collage)

We’ve created this Zine making activity for our friends at Gunning Arts Festival for the 2021 online program. The content was developed with Creative Space Southern Highlands.

Download and print the Creative Space Southern Highlands Zine template. Ready to fold and finish.

Tread Lightly

You can create the most amazing Zines with basic art materials and recycled papers. We recommend having a look at your local op shop for recycled materials that are cheap and better for our world. Reduce, Reuse and recycle ♻️ 🌏

Please share your zine using #STAkids.

We had a great time making Zines with young people at Goulburn Library Summer 2022

Check out the Zines made by artists inspired by a recent STA zine making workshop with Creative Space Southern Highlands

Cool  Zines online

Zines are a world wide movement. Watch out for zine making workshops and zine fairs to buy sell and swap zines with other Zine makers.
We’ve gathered some top picks worth visiting online to discover more about Zines.

flipsnack – make your ezines online 

DUM DUM Zine – Digital/print

Rookie – Digital/print, well-known teen publication

Sherwood Forrest Zine Library


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