I am currently volunteering at the PEAK Center in Lansdale, PA. The PEAK Center's mission is "to provide access to programs and resources that help older adults live independently and remain active." I will be teaching two free arts & crafts classes there this month. The first will be Zine Making on Monday August 14th from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
Zines, short for magazine, are small self-published works, usually made with found imagery and text in a collage fashion. They often have political subject matter, but they can also be small journals, stories, comics or poems. Some are all image based with no words. Most zines are often produced in limited editions with cheap tools such as a photocopier or by using hand printmaking techniques. Making zines is a fun and easy way to share creative and artistic expressions in the form of a mini book.
Join us to create a small magazine, mini journal, collage book or illustrated poem. We will be working with stamps, magazine clippings, pencils, markers, paints, paper, scissors, and x-acto blades. If you are a member of GHNPSS or are 55 or older and would like to participate, you can sign-up at the PEAK Center front desk. The class will be located in the art room.