Zine Camp

Old Stone House of Brooklyn, 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Zine Camp explores the world of DIY (do-it-yourself) publishing using paper, photocopiers, typewriters, stamps, scissors, gluesticks, bone folders, tabletop printing presses, mechanical binding machines, needle-and-thread, and a lot more! We explore creative printmaking and binding techniques and teach methods for reusing and recycling household materials.

Zine Camp is for kids aged 7-10 at Old Stone House in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Zine Camp runs year-round during school breaks.

What is a zine?

A zine is a self-publication, made on paper by an individual or a small group of people, and reproduced in multiples. Zine-makers or “zinesters” typically create zines to share important information, personal experiences, or lesser-known perspectives with other people.

Zine-making is a community-centered self-publishing practice, one that can empower young creative voices, and support emerging literacy and storytelling. Our unique curriculum is rooted in our Booklyn Education Manual, a free-to-download manual collectively created by NYC-based teaching artists and public school educators over 20 years, and developed for Booklyn by Kameelah Janan Rasheed & Emma Karin Eriksson. Original Zine Camp lesson plans were created by Emma Karin Eriksson, a Young Adult Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library and a longtime zine creator, and developed by educators, Jan Descartes and Monica Johnson.

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.