For my masters degree in Art Education I have to create a curriculum project where the basic outline is to take the curriculum outside of the classroom (not literally, as in drawing outside) but to take the curriculum further, to add outside influence to broaden students outlook on creating and looking at art. I’ve decided to create a zine, a small publication for year 10, 11 and 12 students to display their work, ideas and news to other students in the state, as well as there being information on upcoming exhibitions, resources, tutorials, etc to help the students. The zine will be cross curriculum and cater to students in Visual Art, Visual Communication and Design, Media and English.
So to prepare for making the zine, I’ve been research about….zines. I won’t bore you with the details (google zines if you want to find out more) but basically zines are DIY sub genre magazines in short run distributions. Through a local zine support and shop called Sticky Institute, I decided to create a test zine of some of my photographs and …ahem… attempts at poetry from my younger days. The project is called TEnYEARsAPARt:ONe. The idea was that I would take a poem I wrote in Jan 1997 and pair it with a photo I took in Jan 2007 for a whole year, hence the title, ten years apart. The second zine (when I make it) will be called TEnYEARsAPARt:TWo which is poems and photography from 1998-2008. TEnYEARsAPARt:ONe is a 26 page, A5 zine/booklet and will be for sale at Etsy within the next few days and hopefully at Sticky Institute too when they’re all printed up, so I’ll do a batch of 10 and see how we go.