The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Please see the 2019 schedule below!
You might be wondering, what is a zine? A zine is an informal publication, similar in design to a mini magazine or art book. The origins of zines were in the early 1900’s and have been adopted by several different movements such as: an amateur press movement, avant garde dadaist artists, and beatnik era poets. Zines as still being produced today. Currently there are various themes including : comics, political messages, children stories, art, poetry and satire. In this workshop we will use collage, printmaking and drawing to create original zines that you can take home.
Claire Reid is an artist and an art instructor living in Lethbridge. Claire studied at MacEwan University and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge. As the president of the Trap Door Artist run center, Claire is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art that is challenging and experimental. Claire is a jack of all trades when it comes to her artistic practice. She creates everything from ceramic sculpture to encaustic painting and is writing/ illustrating a children’s books series. Her passion for many art forms is shared through teaching art in many mediums and to many age groups.