How to Make Zines
Beginner | 1 hour 3 min
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Zines are DIY booklets (“zine” is short for magazine) – perfect for showcasing your artwork and sharing with friends. Zine enthusiast, Courtney Cerruti, shows you how to make four simple zine structures using copy paper and a photocopier, including 8 or 16-page books made from a single sheet, an accordion book, and a pamphlet stitch book. Courtney fills her zines with found photos and doodles, but you can feature anything that sparks your imagination. Drawing from her own collection of zines, Courtney shows examples of each structure to get you inspired. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Found photos or drawings
  • 8 ½” x 11” and 11” x 17” copy paper
  • Photocopier
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick
  • Sharp scissors or X-Acto knife and ruler
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Awl (optional)
  • Embroidery or book-binding needle
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Pencil
Learn how to:
  • Create 4 single-page book structures (one 8-page book constructed with 8 ½” x 11” paper, two 16-page books using 11” x 17” paper, and one accordion book)
  • Create single signature zines using folded 8 ½” x 11” sheets and a 3-hole pamphlet stitch
  • Add artwork/create content within your single-page zines
  • Reproduce zines on a photocopier

What You'll Get:
  • Instructions on how to make four book structures
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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sonia schoenfield
I'm looking forward to making a zine!
1 day ago
Suzanne Presinal
I loved the class, I am putting the technique towards a medical illustration class i will be instructing next week. The folding was what I needed to see and the way the washi tape looked with the photos was really cool. Thanks for the class
November 29
Terry Duprie
This was an awesome class! I am so excited about making zines. Thanks, Courtney!!
November 8, 2022