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Digital PerZines

November 9, 6:00 pm - November 16, 8:00 pm

Take this two day zine workshop and create an 8-page digital zine.

Part One is Tuesday, November 9 from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time

Part Two is Tuesday, November 16 from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time

A PerZine, or Personal Zine, is a zine that deals with issues directly related to the author. In this workshop, students will create an 8-page digital zine. You will personalize the pages of your zine through a series of prompts that explore your pandemic lifestyle, then lay out your pages using a free graphic design tool called Canva. When complete, we will send our zines to a free, interactive magazine platform to bring it to life. Pages can be drawn on paper, then photographed to be added as a page; be drawn digitally in a program like ProCreate or Photoshop; or use Canva as a way to create pages. This two part workshop will include a session on content development and a second session addressing layout and digital publishing. This online class requires students to have a computer or tablet to access publishing platforms, as well as reliable internet access to join the class on Zoom.

About the Instructor

Dre Grigoropol is an illustrator and multimedia artist. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design. Dre has years of digital art teaching experience. She has a deep passion for arts and creativity, enjoys painting, is involved in numerous artist groups and is a board member at the Soapbox. For more go to Dretime.net, and @dretime on Instagram


$30 Community / $60 Cost of Workshop / $90 Sponsor

In an effort to keep workshops accessible to as many as possible, while compensating our instructors fairly and covering Soapbox costs, we’re pleased to offer a sliding scale. Our “Cost of Workshop” rate is the real cost of our workshop, and we need most people to register at this rate to run the workshop. For those who are able, please consider selecting the “Sponsor” rate to allow someone who cannot afford the real cost to participate. If you are someone experiencing hardship, please register at the “Community” rate. In evaluating where you fall on the scale, we ask you to consider the difference between sacrifice (making trade-offs in my discretionary spending) vs. hardship (paying full cost for this workshop prevents me from meeting basic needs). For further guidance and information, visit http://www.phillysoapbox.org/sliding-scale/.


Required supplies include pencil, pen, and paper.

Students also need either a cell phone camera, tablet camera, digital camera, or scanner to create digital files of their work.


November 9, 6:00 pm
November 16, 8:00 pm


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