zines of all colors spread on a surface

Riso Zine Workshop

instructor: Amy Burek // Awkward Ladies Club

category: zines

for: Teens & Adults

price: $45 Verge members, $55 Non-members


Zines are DIY publications without limitations in size, shape, content or circulation size. Zines are also a way to connect with others and see the world from new perspectives. The lack of structure within zine-making is what makes the process fun. It can be difficult to know where to start, but anyone can make a zine!

In this workshop, we will discuss the history of zine-making and zine-related activism, explore different topics, media and formats, and create and print a collaborative booklet to serve as inspiration for future projects.

The theme for our zine will be “Home.” Bring 1-2 prepared pages (5.5” x 8.5”, half of a letter-sized sheet) or create something new during the workshop. Interpret the theme in any way you like: illustrations, photographs, collage, poetry, and prose are all welcome. We will layout, print and bind an edition of books together during class. Printing will be done using Verge’s Risograph ME9450.

About the Instructor:

Amy Burek is a printmaker and book artist whose work explores how technology has shaped the ways we communicate, interact with each other, and perceive ourselves. Since acquiring her first Risograph in 2016, she has self-published her work under the imprint Awkward Ladies Club. In addition to exhibiting at art book and zine fairs throughout North America, she previously served as Communications Chair and later as Managing Director of San Francisco Zine Fest. She is currently a studio artist and workshop facilitator at The Compound Gallery and Studios in Oakland, CA.

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WHEN: February 14th, 2020


PRICE: $45 Verge members, $55 Non-members

WHO: Adults & Teens

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.