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22 October - 13 November
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Zine-Making Workshop for Teachers

A free creative professional development workshop for teachers to learn about zine-making and its potential uses in school

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What’s on offer?

This free creative workshop is an informative professional development workshop for teachers to learn about what zine-making is and how it can be used in school to facilitate the expression of emotions and ideas of both pupils and staff.

What’s it about?

A zine is a do-it-yourself magazine or booklet, which is often hand-made. Zines are an empowering way of exploring or communicating emotions and ideas - as the maker you decide what you want to say and how you want to say it.

Participants will create their own 1-page mini zine, an 8-page booklet made from one sheet of paper, in which you will be invited to explore a topic given on the day. All materials and equipment will be provided on the day, as well as access and signposting to zine-making resources.

We are grateful to the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account for making this workshop possible during the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Who’s leading the event?

The session will be led by artist Jean McEwan, a Bradford -based visual artist and facilitator who uses collage and zine-making with communities and research projects to help people to tell their stories.

The session is organised by Dr Lisa Kim, who is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in Education at the University of York. The workshop has been organised in response to her research findings from the Being a teacher in England during the COVID-19 pandemic project that teachers do not feel heard as well as recent international reports of the benefits of art for improving wellbeing.

Open to

Primary and secondary school teachers (including Senior Leadership Team members) are welcome to attend. There is a cap of 20 participants, so please do register as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

There are a limited number of travel bursaries available. These will be prioritised for teachers who are working in schools in disadvantaged areas. Please email education-heart(at) after registration if you would like to apply for a bursary.

Please feel free to email us at education-heart(at) for any further information.


Of particular interest to

NO former experience or skills in art are required.