Zine Making + DIY Publishing

6 weekly workshops - 2 hrs each meeting

An approachable hands-on zine making to guide you through creating your own zines and various simple structures; while touching the historical and theoretical aspects zine-culture. If you have an interest in art, photography and a desire to learn the basics in beginning to create your own self-published works - this is the place for you!

Price: $325

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Zine Making by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Have you ever wanted to create your own zine? In this course, artist and instructor Andreas Laszlo Konrath will teach you all you need to know to plan, craft and write your own zines, while touching upon the historical and theoretical aspects of zine-culture. He has been published in some of the most famous publications from London to New York, so he certainly knows a thing or two. If you have an interest in art, photography and want to learn how to self-publish your work - then this is the place for you! 

So what exactly is “Zine?” If you’ve never heard of it, you’re missing out! Zine-making began as an artform for marginalized voices, disseminating information and publishing creative work about things they love. A zine is commonly a small publication of bricolage works featuring appropriated texts, images, poems, etc, circulated to a small group with a common interest, or representing a particular voice. Here are a few examples of what you can do with your unique zine art: 

  • Publish sketches, drawings, and mini-comics
  • Match recipes with whimsical illustrations
  • Mix words with images and textures
  • Print lines of poetry
  • Share a manifesto

…the list goes on. What you can include in and do within your zine is only limited by your own imagination! 

  Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: Introduction to Zines

  • Begin a relationship with zines. The history of zines and the experimental exploration of art in zine form.
  • Demo: single sheet booklet zine structure using just one sheet of paper.

Lesson 2: Developing our Zines

  • Zine structures as a vessel for your ideas, identities and unique interests as individuals.
  • Demo: traditional multi-page zine structure: the 3-hole pamphlet stitch.

Lesson 3: Single Section Zine Variations

  • Exciting variations drawn from the rudimentary binding technique.
  • Demo: Variations on the 3-hole pamphlet stitch: fold out zine, zine in a zine, 5-hole pamphlet stitch.

Lesson 4: Stacked Paper Variations

  • Un folded zines – stacked sheets - stab bound, side-stapled, or side-sewn. Orientation of our zines and intro to French folding.
  • Demo: stacked sheets, 4-hole stab binding technique.

Lesson 5: Other Zine Possibilities + Covers

  • Explore the co-existence of the part and the whole and query the sculptural presence of adding all elements together.
  • Explore the co-existence of the part and the whole and query the sculptural presence of adding all elements together.

Lesson 6: Distribution, Administration & Managing Your Practice

  • Be your own publisher - how to succeed in bringing your zines into the world.
  • Strategies of how-to multitask all roles like: cost management, labor, distribution, customer networks, archiving, documentation, promotion, packing, shipping and more.

A brief overview of the last 6 weeks course

  Materials and Preparations

  • A list of needed materials:

    For your convenience, we teamed up with A Cherry on Top, art supplies. Order any product with a 20% discount using promo code AGORA20.
    You may choose any other supplier or product you prefer.

    Bone Folders
    Bookbinding Needles
    Thread (assorted)
    Scissors or X-Acto Knife + Blades
    Self-Healing Cutting Mat
    Straight Edge
    8 1/2” x 11” paper (assorted, text weight)
    11” x 17” paper (assorted, text weight)
    A few options for cover stocks (heavier weight, textured, and/or different colors)
    Long-arm Stapler
    Glue stick

  • You can watch this video as preparation:

  Meet your Instructor

Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Andreas Laszlo Konrath |  Photographer

Andreas Laszlo Konrath (b.1981, London, UK) is a photographer, publisher and artist educator. His photographic work has been published by New York Magazine, The New Yorker, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Rolling Stone, W Magazine, WSJ Magazine, and others. Since 2008 he has utilized the vehicle of the zine and book to create many of his own projects, as well as editing and publishing zines and books for many other artists as well. Andreas is currently the artist educator for the museum Dia:Beacon Dia Teens program.


  What people are saying about the course

  5 star rating

Zine discovery - a good start for a New Year

Monika L Gloviczki

I had less than vague idea what Zine is and discovering it what a lot of fun. It was only a first lesson, but I'm looking forward to the following and I'm sure that I will use it in my artist life. Great teacher-very clear and inspiring.

  5 star rating


Mehrnosh Kaecker

I'm very glad for the opportunity to take part in this great workshop! Thank you

  5 star rating

Perfect intro class

Lliam Greguez

Descriptive overview and nice first project. Andreas is a knowledgeable and instructive teacher. The Zine Making workshop was a wonderful venture into craftiness and a fine expansion to my photography skills. I was very happy to participate and be inspired to try new ways of distributing ice images. Andreas was an excellent teacher, kept a perfect pace, and got everyone involved.

Join the unique experience of Zine Making

Entire 6 Meetings: $325

$25 - trial lesson
$75 - single lesson. You don’t have to take the entire course, you can join lessons of your choice

Please let us know when is the best time for you.
We will do our best to coordinate with you one of our upcoming courses.