Are you looking for satisfying things to create with your collage fodder?

We've got you! Zines-3 Ways is here.

Three brand new, beginner friendly, handmade book mini courses from Tiffany Sharpe,

Megan Quinlan and Wendy Solganik.

Do you ever just want to fold, tear and glue paper because it feels soooo darned good, but you get stuck for an idea of what to do?

Book 1: Tiffany's Stitched All Over Zine

The satisfaction is real!

"I began creating these Stitched All Over Zines as a way to use up some of the leftover bits and pieces of my favorite collage fodder from other projects. I enjoy the process of creating fodder so much that I tend to over produce the amount necessary for one project. I couldn't bear to part with any of these beautiful pieces of handmade papers, so I began to make mastersheets with them. Of course, I couldn’t help but to add some stitching, and that’s how the Stitched All Over Zine came about. 

I wanted a lot of texture in my zine, so I incorporated elements such as tissue paper and stitching. The loose and meandering type of machine stitching reminded me of my quilting days when I used to do free motion quilting. This, combined with the not-quite-stuck-down edges of each piece of fodder gives an imperfect, scrappy look that I tend to love!"

-Tiffany Sharpe

Here's how Tiffany, Wendy and Megan all interpreted Tiffany's Stitched All Over Zine book idea:

Book 2: Megan's Pick a Theme Zine

"Zines were one of the first ways I came to book making. It was such a simple structure to do if you had little supplies and a piece of paper. In a few minutes you could make an instant book to play in. In fact, when I was an Administrative Assistant and had very little to do at my desk, I would secretly create zines at my desk to pass the time! Flash forward to now, and with the world of mixed media there is so much more you can do with the zine concept. 

I love picking something I’m obsessing over, it could be an image or a color combination and create a zine around that concept. This is the concept for my class, picking a theme to center your zine around. It’s my way for paying tribute to that moment in time, where I am exploring a theme that I love. Then when I look back through the zine after time has passed, all the excitement and feelings come up that surrounded me while creating my little book. It’s one of my favorite ways to create, and I love that I never need too much to get started."

-Megan Quinlan

Here's how Tiffany, Wendy and Megan all interpreted Megan's Pick a Theme Zine book idea:

Book 3: Wendy's Words Zine

"The simple act of folding, tearing and then gluing down paper is SO shockingly satisfying to me. Anytime I get a chance to do collage art, it is a flow state experience guaranteed! That’s why I love making these small handmade Zine books so much. 

A big part of my art process is using creation as a way of processing my thoughts, feelings and anything difficult that I am personally experiencing at the time. I often turn to podcasts or audible books to learn and grow through what I am going through. When I am listening to something deeply meaningful to me AND making art at the same time, that is my personal happy place.

The Zines that I create in this course are the perfect combination of flow state collaging and introspection using words and phrases. I can’t wait to see how you interpret my lessons in this course too. I want to see how you find your meaning through your art!"

-Wendy Solganik

Here's how Tiffany, Wendy and Megan all interpreted Wendy's Words Zine book idea:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the instructors in this course?

Megan Quinlan

TIffany Sharpe

Wendy Solganik

What is a Zine?

A zine is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published unique work of minority interest, usually reproduced via photocopier.  A popular definition includes that circulation must be 5,000 or less, although in practice the significant majority are produced in editions of less than 1,000. Profit is not the primary intent of publication. There are so many types of zines: art and photography zines, literary zines, social and political zines, music zines, perzines (personal zines), travel zines, health zines, food zines. And the list goes on and on. Source

Are we creating classic Zines for reproduction and circulation in this course?

No, we are not.

Then what is this course about?

We are simply using the brilliant Zine book structure (made with one folded piece of paper) to make our own handmade artist books. Tiffany, Megan and Wendy have all created a lot of quick handmade book projects using this structure and these three projects are some of our absolute favorites!

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone and everyone who has at least a little bit of handmade, hand painted collage paper and is looking for creative, fun projects to make with it.

What will I be learning in this course?

  • the basic book structure of a zine
  • how to create a master board or master sheet
  • how to finish your zine with a sewing machine (optional)
  • how to paint a simple face for a paper doll
  • how to embellish a paper doll
  • how to doodle on your mixed media collage art
  • how to combine simple hand lettering with your collage art

How do I access the lessons in this course?

Once you are enrolled, you automatically have an account with The Willa Workshops school on Teachable. You can access all of your Willa Workshops courses by going here.

If I have never done any mixed media art before, is this course appropriate for me?

If you have never made any mixed media art before, we recommend beginning with our course: Introduction to Mixed Media Art with Handmade Collage Papers.

After you have gone through at least some of those lessons, you are totally ready for a course like this!

Is this course live on Zoom or recorded with videos?

The course content is all delivered with recorded videos.

Will I have Lifetime Access to this content?


Are the videos closed captioned, and if so, in what languages?

Yes they are.

English, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Arabic and Hebrew.

Other languages available by request.

How many hours of video content are in this course?

Over 3 hours of instructional video are included in this course.

What is the cost of this course?

$47 USD + tax

When can I see the video lessons for this course?

You will have instant access to all videos in this course as soon as you purchase the course.

Register today and begin making your

handmade books with your Collage Fodder!