Zines using Adobe Photoshop

The way Zines came about was very anti-establishment and rebellious. In a time where censoring was heavily enforced, getting published became increasingly difficult. That’s when self-publishing came about in the form of zines! They were typically made through cut and paste collage work and markers. Not at Mind+Hand!
In this program, you will use Adobe Photoshop to digitally create zines using a topic of your choice.

We will explore and learn the following:

  • The Basics of Adobe Photoshop

  • Concepts and Skills in Writing, Comics, & Drawing

  • Creating your own Zine to be distributed in your community and at Mind+Hand

Students will design zines and use MIND+HAND’s laptops and printers to make them a reality. Gain skills in graphic design, writing, and communications that can be used for all sorts of things like blogging, web design, and creating logos.
BONUS! Students that successfully complete the class will be certified as Design “Experts” at MIND+HAND. With a short training after the course, you will be certified to use the X-Carve and Vinyl Cutter at M+H’s Makerspace without direct supervision from M+H Staff.

Course Instructor

Lizz Ortiz is our Community Organizer here at MIND+HAND. She has several years of experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and the arts. She’s worked with dozens of students in summer programs and after-school programs. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Course Structure & Cost

The course will take place over two weeks, three days a week (Tues/Wed/Thurs), two hours a day.
To register, please click the link on the right side of the place that says, “CLICK TO REGISTER!”, where you will be re-directed to our Eventbrite page to complete your registration.

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Days: July 17, 18, 19 / July 24, 25, 26

Early Bird Pricing: $60

Buy early and get a $20 dollar discount! Discount ends on Friday, July 6th, 2018.

Regular Pricing: $80

Second Session Discount: Any student that participates in our first summer programming session can sign up for a different class in the second session and get the early bird pricing of $60 dollars. We will be releasing the courses for the 2nd session shortly.


Refund Policy

Life happens. We know. To accommodate our community members, we will be offering a full refund until Sunday, July 15th, 2018. Please send us an email by this time to receive a full refund. You can also cancel in person at our location by Friday, July 13th, 2018 since we are not open during the weekend.


Please contact us! You can reach us by email at info@mindhand.org for general questions. For course specific questions please email elizabeth@mindhand.org.


Jul 17 2018


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


$60 (Early Bird) / $80 (Regular)




5400 S. Pulaski Chicago IL 60632
Elizabeth Ortiz


Elizabeth Ortiz

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