The Concern Zines
Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell
About the Workshop
A zine is a self-published, non-commercial magazine, typically devoted to unconventional subject matter. In this two-hour workshop, students will learn zines by making one. Using collage and drawing materials, participants will create pages for a zine on the topic of preserving one’s spirit. Participants will want to think about what keeps up their spirits when times are hard. Students will leave their creation to be printed and can pick their zine up at a later date. The spirit zine could inspire others to find ways to feel better.
As a special treat, a selection of wellness-themed zines will be pulled from the Sallie Bingham Center library collection for viewing during the class to give context and inspiration.
*This class is one of three in a series of workshops in partnership with DuWell. Each of the three workshops offers a different Zine construction format, and a variation on the theme of wellness. The series will culminate in an exhibition at the Student Wellness Center on December 1st. All who participate in the class will have the opportunity to display artwork from their Zine in the exhibition, and Duke Arts will produce limited runs of each of the Zines produced as giveaways at the opening. The goal of this series is to empower students, faculty, and staff, to be the architect of their own wellness through creative expression and to share that through the self-published medium of Zines. Students may attend one or all of the workshops.
About the Instructor
Orvokki Crosby is an artist and owner of The Concern Newsstand, a curated bookstore that offers a selection of artist books, zines, comic books, art books and hard-to-find magazines. It has a presence on the web and brick & mortar spaces at Lump Gallery in Raleigh and Attic 506 in Chapel Hill.
About the Location
This workshop will be held in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library Room 349. Address: 411 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27705