A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Zines can be made from collaging found images with added drawings and text.
Zines can be whatever you want anything you want them to be about: poetry, books, movies, television shows, ART, nature, gardening, rock collecting, fashion, music, or a how to guide for making a sandwich. Now, grab some magazines, newspapers, printouts, scissors, glue sticks, markers, and pencils to get started.
- 11 x 17” or 8 ½ x 11” white paper (or use magazine pages in place of regular paper).
- You can download a template here.
- Magazines, newspapers, or other found images
- Glue sticks
- Fold and cut the paper to create a blank zine (see video below).
- Choose various found images to glue into your zine.
- Put the title of your zine on the front cover page.
- Before gluing, move found images around the page to determine the best composition.
- Collage various elements onto your zine including images, writing, and drawings.
- As a bonus, you can create a fold-out “poster” once you have added images to all of your pages by drawing on the opposite side of the unfolded 11 x 17” or 8 ½ x 11” sheet of paper.
- Share your zines on social media and tag us: @artpace, #ArtpaceAtHome, #MakeArtHappen!
Want to print samples or add to your personal zine library? Download and print digitally made zines from the Artpace Teen Council, and a zine made by our Education Director, by selecting the images below!