Zine Jam with Elvis & Jan
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1-3pm
Old Stone House of Brooklyn, 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Are you interested in zines, but aren’t sure where to start? This all-ages workshop can help!
Zine Jam is for everyone—recommended for ages 5 and up—and is hosted by our friends at Old Stone House, situated at the center of Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This is a free, drop-in class and will be held outside. It will be facilitated by Elvis and Jan, two seasoned zine creators and educators who always bring their enthusiasm for the medium. Through visual, tactic, and writing prompts kids can expect to create their own one-sheet zine. They are invited to scan and print copies to share with family and friends.
Elvis Bakaitis, creator of Homos in Herstory, an epic zine journey into queer history. Elvis co-founded the NYC Feminist Zinefest, serves on the CUNY LGBTQ Council, board of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, and Lesbian Herstory Archives.
Jan Descartes is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and curator. Jan is co-creator of the comic Heartland Comic, where personal memoir and identity politics meet comix. She facilitates DIY art-making as an accessible means to explore personal experience and resistance in the everyday.
Illustration by Elvis B.
This exhibition was made possible in part by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.