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During the “off-season” we host a variety of programming, including DIY zine-making workshops. (Check out our events calendar for upcoming workshops!) Zine workshops are a great way to build community and creativity. The process of making zines is a very empowering tool for promoting personal expression. They are accessible to all types of people and provide a hands on approach to finding one’s autonomous voice. These workshops are suitable for all ages and can be tweaked to fit your event, classroom, or project!

Our workshops on mini-zines educate the public on what makes a zine a great communication medium. We teach how to create zines and encourage people to join in on the fun by contributing their own voice to the DIY community. Workshops are available as time permits, by special request, and donations are appreciated when possible to help cover supplies and raise funds for the annual conference.

KC Zine Con Organizers have taught workshops for a variety of groups, including the Kansas City Public Library, Girl Scouts, Johnson County Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Imagine That!, InterUrban Arts House, Front Space, the Cherry Pit Collective, the Drugstore, and the Maddie Rhodes Art Center.

To learn more about bringing a KCZC workshop to your event or classroom, send us an email.

Zine Making Resources & Workshop Materials

We can also help provide the ideas, curriculum, and support for educators and caretakers to host their own zine workshops for all age levels. Our resource list contains information on making zines and a toolkit for workshop leadership.

KCZC #7 Workshops

🌟Journal Comics 101 with Max Dlabick🌟: This workshop will get you started in making Journal Comics, from looking at some examples to setting personal goals for what a Journal Comic habit looks like for you.

🌟Digizines with Dayna Moth🌟: Dayna Moth will walk you thru a variety of programs (both free, like Zine Machine or Google Docs, and paid, like Adobe Photoshop) and will show you how to use them for zinemaking.

🌟Zine Clinic Q&A / Show and Tell🌟: with Neither/nor Zine Distro, Nash High, and Eternia Press