During this three class workshop, participants will capture and share their skateboarding experiences through storytelling in their own handmade zines.
Day 1: Introduction to Zines and the process of making them, then the remaining time will be used on getting started.
Day 2: A full work day.
Day 3: Finish up and take turns sharing our finished zines with each other.
Participants will learn and understand how to develop linear or nonlinear storylines to express their relationship with skateboarding – describing a feeling/emotion that is brought to them while skateboarding by using different materials and experimental techniques such as collaging, drawing, and writing.
Materials will be provided. Participants can bring their own materials such as old photographs or magazines to collage with as well. No prior experience is needed!
Age: All ages are welcomed!
Date: 3 Sundays – 7/7, 7/14 & 7/21.
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am.
Class size: 4 – 10 students
Instructor: Jackie Kolifrath (Skateboarder and artist)
Location: Skate The Foundry (894 N 40th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Register Here Below:
Non-Member Signup ($64) HERE
Member Signup ($32) HERE
Jackie grew up in Maple Shade, New Jersey and now currently lives in South Philly. She is a senior at The University of The Arts, studying Fine Art with a focus primarily in drawing, painting, and Art Education. She has done multiple classroom shadowing and assistant teaching in public school art classrooms around South Jersey and Philadelphia specifically working with grades K-12. She has been a part of Skate The Foundry’s after school skateboard program at Inquiry Charter School and Samuel Powel School. She also co-taught the Paint and Skate Workshop in March at Skate The Foundry.
How Did You Get Into Skateboarding?
Jackie: As a kid, I played Tony Hawk’s pro skater 4. In the intro to the game, there was a clip of Elissa Steamer ollieing a ten set, landing, then immediately ollieing another ten set. I remember being super inspired because this was the first time I saw a female skateboarding. Just about two years ago, I had seen this clip again which encouraged me to try skateboarding. I set up my first board and I’ve been skating ever since.