Workshop: Introduction to Zine Making

18jun11:00 am1:00 pmWorkshop: Introduction to Zine MakingLearn the basics of creating your own zine11:00 am - 1:00 pm 1201 K Street NW

Event Details

Drop in for an introductory Zine Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 11 a.m.  – 1 p.m.
Location: Eaton Workshop, 1203 K Street NW, Washington, DC
Cost: Free

Join Katie Dance and John Scharbach for an introductory Zine Workshop where you will learn zine-making basics, a variety of binding techniques, and tips and tricks on creating your own publication. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 18 at the Eaton Workshop, which is next door to the Eaton Hotel.

*It is strongly encouraged to bring a collection or body of work (art, photographs, illustrations, newspaper/magazine clippings, poetry, text, etc) with you to the workshop so the instructors can guide you through the best layout and binding techniques for your zine.*

Participants will have access to the following materials at the workshop:

  • Printer/Scanner
  • Typewriter
  • Adhesives (Glue, tape)
  • Scissors
  • Magazines
  • Newsprint & Paper

About the Instructors

Katie Dance is a Photo Editor at National Geographic, a visual storyteller, and an independent publisher in Washington, DC. She holds a Master’s Degree in New Media Photojournalism from George Washington University. Dance is the Founder & Curator of Stop Motion, a photography exhibition celebrating photography made in the DMV. Through Stop Motion, she launched her imprint, Slow Dance Press, where she collaborates with photographers to bring their nearly completed projects to print. Since 2019, Dance has served as an APA DC board member and Industry Outreach Chair where she develops comprehensive photography programming for the industry. In November 2021, Dance curated a Stop Motion photography exhibition and multimedia installation for the UMBRELLA Art Fair which was attended by 20,000 guests over three days. Dance was the Spring 2022 guest Photo Editor & Publisher for the Master of Arts Capstone class at George Washington University.

John Scharbach is an installation-based artist and independent publisher in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland. In 2019, Scharbach worked closely with the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at University of Maryland organizing and cataloging their extensive DC punk fanzine collection. He continues to release fan zines and books under his publishing imprint, Shining Life Press, and is an active member of the local music and art scenes. Scharbach recently worked with Heaven by Marc Jacobs erecting an art installation at Dover Street Market London and created an art installation for Turnstile’s Tiny Desk performance for NPR Music.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Eaton Workshop

1201 K Street NW

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