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Zine-Making Workshop for Beginners

  • Free
  • Workshop
A group of people sitting around a table covered with paper engaged in crafting activities and making zines.
Zine making at Wellcome Collection, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Take part in a workshop exploring the different forms zines can take, including experimenting with creative folding and binding.  

Through talking, making and personal exploration, we’ll find out how form can be used to reflect and expand content.  

Working in small groups, you can try out folding and binding techniques like: 

  • creating an “instant zine” from a single sheet of paper, 
  • folding an “accordion zine”, 
  • making an interactive “flexagon zine”. 

There’ll also be a chance to discover more about our Zine Collection, and how to use it to share important stories and inspire your own work.  

By the end of the session, you will have created a unique zine to take away.  

The workshop will be facilitated by library assistants Becks Bryant and Katie Hanlon, who work closely with the Zine Collection. 



Need to know


We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

If this event is fully booked, you may still be able to attend. We will operate a waiting list, which opens 30 minutes before this event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your facilitators

Becks Bryant

Becks Bryant


Becks is a library assistant at Wellcome Collection and a zine-maker, with an interest in the history of the occult.

Katie Hanlon


Katie Hanlon trained and worked as a teacher and is now a library assistant at Wellcome Collection. Her favourite part of teaching was helping people express their ideas and feelings through creative writing. She reads and writes whenever she can.