Zines! | Mechanics' Institute

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Tell your story, arrange your artwork, and explore yourself using this innovative book format

Zines! is a whirlwind hands-on workshop focused on the history, culture, and practice of zine making. Zines are a form of self-expression and documentation created through a do-it-yourself approach to bookmaking.

Instructor Raphael Villet will guide students through various zine-making processes including: design theory, printing, editing, and binding. Learn what zines can offer photographers, writers, and visual artists.

´╗┐Bring to the class: photos, poems, writing, visual artwork, and "tensions/dreams/desires." A photocopier will be provided. Be prepared to dissect, re-arrange, map, and play! 


Raphael Villet is a multi-medium artist living and working in Oakland, California. His artwork engages with the presentation of self in everyday life through visual art and participatory public experiences. He has held a residency at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), exhibited in the Oakland Museum of California, the Tenderloin Museum, Pier 70, Adobe Books Gallery, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, and has taught at The Harvey Milk Photo Center (San Francisco), and The Richmond Arts Center (Richmond, CA). Raphael also runs Play Press, a small publishing house that facilitates long-term collaborations with artists.


For each class, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund. If you are unable to attend your class, please email mcooper@milibrary.org at least 10 days prior to the class to receive a full refund. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.


Members $49
Public $59
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4th Floor Meeting Room
Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

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