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Independent Publishing Workshop

1.5 hours
Year level
$210 per class
25 students per class

Explore how people have expressed themselves through art and self-publishing from medieval times through to today in this hands-on workshop. Students will explore artists’ books and independent publications and respond by creating their own zine to share their ideas to inspire discussion and debate.

This program is available Tuesday-Thursday during term time at 10.00am and 12.30pm. A maximum of two classes can be allocated to one booking time.

Students will: 

  • explore the history and culture of independent publishing
  • examine the different writing and illustrative styles artists and writers use to express themselves
  • participate in a guided tour of the Library’s unique heritage spaces, including the World of the Book exhibition
  • discover book-making techniques and create their own publication that reflects an emerging sense of personal style. 

This program links to the Victorian Curriculum and helps students to: 

  • compare and evaluate how ‘voice’ as a literary device can be used in a range of different types of texts to evoke particular responses (VCELT465
  • create texts that reflect an emerging sense of personal style and evaluate the effectiveness of these texts (VCELT476
  • analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of visual works from different cultures, historical and contemporary contexts (VCAVAR046). 

More information

For more information about the program, please email [email protected] or call 03 8664 7478.

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