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The School of Uncommon Knowledge: The Art of Zine-Making, by Meryl Yeo Yawen

  • The Substation 45 Armenian Street Singapore, 179936 Singapore (map)

An introduction to the zine medium of expression as a powerful tool for the Fine Artist or the Lawless Punk. In this workshop, participants will go through an overview of the Zine subculture and what this can mean in the modern Eastern context. The class is then guided to explore, channel and crystallise free-form thoughts and ideas in the manner of artists during their early phases of self-realisation.

Some basics of subculture history and storytelling are covered. This is followed by a simple Zine making activity in which participants learn to harness and focus their unique energies and experiences onto paper. Each participant will have their own unique Zine to take home at the end of the session.

Participants are required to bring the following: scissors & penknives; ruler; coloured markers; scrap paper (lined or plain); drinks/container; two different types of art magazines or zines; a post-it note with your favourite quote written on it – one that speaks to you when you need courage to keep following your dreams off the beaten path.

This class is part of The Substation's "A Home for the Arts" programme in November 2016. The School of Uncommon Knowledge is an art/workshop series that seeks to test the utility of art forms and art knowledge to their limits. As payment for participating in these workshops, participants are to provide items for barter with their respective artist-educators. More information about the "A Home for the Arts" programme (including registration links) can be found in the Facebook link provided below.

VENUE: The Substation
ADDRESS: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

17 Nov 2016, 7pm-9pm