Zine-Making Workshop with Michael Sieben
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:00am – 4:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Join the VAC’s Vaulted Gallery Artist-in-Residence Michael Sieben for a workshop exploring zine-making and its burgeoning culture. Investigating the relationship between mass-produced and one-off publications within the context of art and design, Sieben invites the public to create their own zine to keep or swap. Participants will briefly explore the history of zines and look at examples from Sieben’s collection, and then they will make their own. Materials will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring paper clippings, prose, or other imagery to use in their zine.
Each workshop is limited to 30 participants. Please contact Xochi Solis at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1 to reserve a spot for either the morning or afternoon workshop (but not both).
Presented in partnership with the Fine Arts Library of The University of Texas at Austin and in conjunction with the exhibition It Will All Happen Again, on view January 31 – May 10
About the Artist
Michael Sieben is an artist living and working in Austin. He received his BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999. His work combines a “boy’s clubhouse” aesthetic with imagery derived from early skateboarding graphics. Sieben maintains a fine arts practice as a solo artist and co-founder of the Austin-based artist collective Okay Mountain, while also working as a commercial illustrator and designer for clients such as MTV, Vans, and Volcom Clothing. Sieben recently became the Managing Editor of Thrasher magazine and illustrated the newest edition of The Wizard of Oz published by Harper Design.