$170 per group (up to 25 students)
Availability: Friday 11 August to Friday 10 November 2017
This hands-on workshop for secondary students explores how authors have expressed themselves through art and zines from medieval times to today's contemporary scene.
Students will learn zine-making techniques from an experienced facilitator and create their own take-home zine. This program also includes a guided tour of the Library's Self-made: zines and artist books exhibition.
- learn about the history and culture of self-publishing and independent publishing
- see examples of different writing and illustrative styles artists and authors have used to express themselves
- visit the Self-made: zines and artist books exhibition, and discover a vast range of zines and artist books from the State Library's collection
- learn book and zine-making techniques and create their own zine
- visit the iconic domed La Trobe Reading Room.
This program links to the Victorian Curriculum and assists students to:
- create literary 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 artworks from different cultures, historical and contemporary contexts to explore differing viewpoints (VCAVAR046).
Embark on a journey of discovery at the State Library
Held in the inspiring heritage setting of Australia's oldest public library, our school excursions offer students a uniquely immersive, enriching experience, encouraging return visits and life-long learning. The Library has provided free access to information and education since 1856, and we invite students to become part of history as they tour the breathtaking dome and view our historic collections. All tours and workshops are developed by experienced teachers, aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and facilitated by expert staff.