Zines (pronounced “zeens”) have a rich history in the United States and abroad, giving people a platform to voice and distribute their ideas in the form of a small publication. The beauty of the zine is that anyone can make one with a single sheet of paper. It’s a great format for self-expression and experimentation.
This workshop will introduce participants to a quick and easy way of producing a one-sheet zine that folds into multiple pages, and opens up into a poster. We’ll use a variety of drawing and collaging materials, giving participants the opportunity to work in whatever way speaks to them. Everyone will leave with a collection of zines!
About the Instructor: Josh Dannin is an artist and printmaker based in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Working primarily with relief and risograph print processes, he is interested in the intersection between modern technology, traditional craft, and mass production. Dannin runs Directangle Press, a small printshop that specializes in letterpress and risograph printing and publishing. He co-edits Power Washer Zine: a semiannual publication about screenprinting that asks soft questions and thinks hard thoughts.
In addition to running group workshops at Directangle Press, he teaches printmaking, letterpress, and design at Saint Anselm College and New Hampshire Institute of Art. Dannin has a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. His printed and bound works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.