Zine-Making Workshop for Teachers: Teacher Wellbeing


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What is the workshop about?

This free creative workshop is an informative professional development workshop for teachers to learn about what zine-making is and how it can be used in school to facilitate the expression of emotions and ideas of both pupils and staff. In this workshop, we will use this medium to talk about teacher wellbeing.

Who can attend?

Pre-service and in-service teachers from all educational levels (e.g., early years, primary, secondary, further education) are welcome to attend.

There is a cap of 20 participants, so please do register on the Eventbrite page here as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

NO former experience or skills in art are required.

Date, Time, Location

The event will begin at 5pm (doors open at 4:45pm) and will end at 7.30pm on Thursday 10 November 2022. Catering will be provided. The event will take in-person at the University of York. Exact location will be communicated to the registered participants closer to the date.

What is a zine?

A zine is a do-it-yourself magazine or booklet, which is often hand-made. Zines are an empowering way of exploring or communicating emotions and ideas - as the maker you decide what you want to say and how you want to say it.

What will we do in the workshop?

Participants will create their own 1-page mini zine, an 8-page booklet made from one sheet of paper, in which you will be invited to explore a topic given on the day. All materials and equipment will be provided on the day, as well as access and signposting to zine-making resources.

Catering is also provided free of charge. If you have any dietary requirements, please indicate this in the registration form.

Who will be there?

The session will be led by artist Jean McEwan, a Bradford -based visual artist and facilitator who uses collage and zine-making with communities and research projects to help people to tell their stories.

The session is organised by Dr Lisa Kim, who is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in Education at the University of York. The workshop has been organised in response to research findings that teachers do not feel heard and the benefits of art for improving wellbeing.

Parking and Travel Bursaries

Please indicate on the registration form if you'd like to arrange free on-campus parking. We will then contact you closer to the date to arrange parking for you. There are also a limited number of travel bursaries available. These will be prioritised for teachers who are working in schools in disadvantaged areas. Please indicate on the registration form if you'd like to apply for a travel bursary.

More Information

Please feel free to email us at education-heart(at)york.ac.uk for any further information.

We are grateful to the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account for making this workshop possible during the ESRC Festival of Social Science. ESRC%20FEstival-1