Zine Meet 2017.02 with PIXIN
We are back with the second zine workshop headed by artist PIXIN! Read the info, register and participate!
*UPCOMING* Zine Meet #2
Day/time: 24/June, Saturday, 1030am-1230pm
Venue: *SCAPE @The Newsroom. (2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978)
Guiding keywords: Folding. Sculpting. Journey.
REGISTER HERE: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/index.php
ABOUT ZINE MEET: where both artists and non-artists* gather to make something together.
Continuing OIC Singapore’s (Organisation of Illustrators Council) tradition of inclusiveness through creative art processes, participants need only bring themselves and their own drawing/writing tools (optional) for some lo-fi magik to take shape and form.
In a highly structured, paperwork-focused, goal-oriented society like Singapore, ZINE MEET strives for a space where organicity, openness and oddities be celebrated for the soul in us to thrive bigger, warmer and brighter. Each ZINE MEET has a different activity, theme and materials, so participants can meet again in the next rounds, for a new exploration and engagement. It is a characteristic of ZINE MEET I want to very much preserve and strive for, to welcome new participants, to continually engage and keep-the-doors-opened for returning participants, and for all of us to experience the many ways of making zines together.
*I am using the terminologies here quite broadly as I understand how some individuals equate the mastery of an artistic-like technique and/or the completion of art-like products as having made by artists. In this instance, I am using the term ‘non-artists’ to invite individuals who do, very much indeed, engage in universal processes such as playing, making, writing, photographing, thinking, reflecting, trying, experimenting…to name a few examples, in their daily human experiences.
ART FACILITATOR – PIXIN
Weng Pixin. Pixin is an artist & art facilitator born and raised in Singapore. She grew up listening to stories from her father, who was curious about the way the world works. In turn, when it comes to her art, Pixin loves to create semi-autobiographical comics that reflects her curious nature too. Pixin almost resides in Studio Why Not, an art studio surrounded by greenery, horses and monkeys, where children enter to have fun making art.
What is a zine?
Think of it as a mini-book, filled with doodles, images, writings that are unfiltered, raw and authentic.
What is going to happen during a Zine Meet?
During a zine meet, people gather within a space to respond to a theme/a word or something, using the materials provided. Stick-figures, elaborate drawings, cut-&-paste collage, writing, comic-making…and many more, are most welcomed.
I don’t draw well. Should I still go for a Zine Meet?
While zines do generally contain imageries, mostly their purpose is to communicate and express ideas. Bring forth your responses in a way you feel most comfortable. Writing, cutting-&-pasting, painting in some abstract manner, are some viable options! The short answer is, YES, you can still come by for a Zine Meet!
What happens to my work after a Zine Meet?
They will be collected and stored safely in a place (a.k.a my cupboard). They will also be featured on OIC’s social media platforms:-) In the long run, there may likely be some bigger plans for it, but for now, we would like to concentrate on running the moment and process of the making, than think too much about the outcome or end-objective.