Zines: Bookbinding and Book Art

August 12 – 16
Instructor: Laura Chenault
1:00 – 4:00pm
Registration: $75
Ages 9 – 13

Have you ever wanted to write your own storybook, publish your own poetry, or write a comic book?  Zines and indie publishing have always been a way for creative people to get their work out into the world, with complete control over the end product. 

Laura Chenault helps unlock student voices and helps get stories onto paper.  But rather than ending with type on a traditional 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper; students see their work on book form; adding a layer of finish that is sure to bring them confidence and pride.

About Laura

Laura Chenault is an interdisciplinary artist creating art from a feminist and postmodernist perspective. She believes concept and content work hand-in-hand with presentation and display. Medium, scale, and delivery are critical components of every project. Her process begins in her extensive journals filled with notes, scribbles, ramblings, and inspiration. Form and function are always considered during initial image making.

She owns Laurel Tree Bindery and has a BFA in photography from University of Illinois. The disciplines she works in are photography, collage, book arts, installation, performance, printmaking, and film making. In addition, she is passionate about building communities, sharing skills, mentoring, and teaching.

Special Thanks

All materials for this event are provided.  This workshop was made possible through the generous support of the SERG Grant: “Reimagine: I am the Change”, WNY field office – NYS Office of Mental Health, CULTRUE, Inc.