Trout Museum of Art

Intro to Zines | Ages 12+

Zines (pronounced zeens) are small handmade books that can be about any topic. Many people make zines about their favorite interests, poetry, social issues, or music. Because zines are meant to be distributed to as many as people as possible, they are often cheaply produced and quickly made. In this class, we’ll take a look at artist Michelle Sharp’s personal collection of zines and learn a few folding techniques commonly used by zinesters.

All supplies included. TMA members receive 10% off all registrations.

Michelle Sharp | Art Educator 

Michelle Sharp (b. 1992) is an artist and adventurer born and raised in Tarkio, Missouri. Working primarily in bookmaking arts, she finds inspiration in the mundane, the acts of sharing and discovery, literature, and structured systems. Michelle received a BFA with honors from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2015; her major was Photography with minors in Writing and Science. Michelle currently lives in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin.

Michelle has shown work in various online exhibitions, such as Lenscratch and F-Stop Magazine, as well as Milwaukee galleries such as Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, The Portrait Society Gallery, and Gallerie M. Her photographs have been featured in the 2014 Best of College and High School Photography publication by Photographer’s Forum, and various independent publications. Michelle’s zines and other book works can be found in collections at the University of Milwaukee Special Collections Library and The Athens Zine Bibliotheque. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at The Art Garage in Green Bay, Arts Connective in De Pere, and through community art projects with The Building For Kids Children’s Museum and the Waupaca Arts Hub.


Aug 25 2024


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



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