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Hey, we did a thing—Zine Camp!

January 18, 2023

We are so deeply excited to launch this zine-focused education program for kids right here in Brooklyn. During mid-winter recess—February 20-24, 2023—schools are out, so we are offering a week of hands-on zine and bookmaking activities for kids aged 7-10.

Zine Camp is at Old Stone House (at Washington Park & JJ Byrne Playground) in Park Slope. We’ll teach zine-making as a community-centered practice, one that builds social-emotional learning, and teaches skill development for the creation of self-determined storytelling.

Our signature curriculum from the Booklyn Education Manual was adapted by Emma Karin Eriksson, Young Adult Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library and longtime zine creator, known widely for the Radical Domesticity series. Educators, Jan Descartes and Monica Johnson will show kids how to transform a single piece of paper into a “magic book”, create their own sketchbooks out of recycled household materials, and explore collaborative storytelling techniques and create a class book, which we will edition together so that each child can bring home a copy.

Learn more about Zine Camp through the link below.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Zine Camp is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NY City Council.