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  • 9/29 Benton: D-I-Y Zine Basics

    D-I-Y Zine Basics

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    12:30pm – 1:30pm
    via Zoom

    Zines are DIY publications that have served as modes of expression as well as communication for underrepresented subcultures and social movements, including punk. They are analog and use a collage aesthetic to combine image and text in visually engaging ways. In this virtual workshop, learn about DIY publications with Archivist Graham Stinnett and Metadata Librarian Rhonda Kauffman to get started making your own zines. Held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Days and Nights of Print and Punk at UConn Archives’ Schimmelpfeng Gallery and Wild Youth: Punk and New Wave from the 1970s and 1980s at the William Benton Museum of Art. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Suggested materials list: • 1 sheet of letter sized paper • Magazines, newspapers, stickers to collage with, preferably images with high contrast. • Glue stick or tape • Sharpie fine and ultra fine permanent markers •1-inch and ¾ inch alphabet stickers in various colors • Patterned Washi tape Level Up materials list: • Label maker • Plastic bone folder • Alphabet stamps w/ink pad • Long arm stapler • Typewriter

    Photocopier Speaker bios: Graham Stinnett is an Archivist overseeing the Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the UConn Library, Archives & Special Collections.
    Rhonda Kauffman is a Metadata Management Librarian, who manages metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of UConn Library collections.

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    For more information, contact: The Benton Museum at 860-486-4520