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Coffee & Messy Zine Collage | Summer Art Hangout

July 13 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Messy zine collage — or the art of selecting, arranging, and combining diverse elements into harmonious chaos — is an overlooked meditative and spiritual practice.

Join us for a slow morning of casual Coffee & Messy Zine Collage on Saturday, July 13th, in the atrium from 8am-1pm. As always, join our monthly group theme or work on anything that inspires you!

We are holding space for you to get messy.

Ditch your to-do list. Ignore the laundry. Shake off perfectionism. And create for the sake of creating — No rules. No judgement. No apologies.

Caylee Grey

Click here to see a video tutorial of the messy zine process.

This peaceful gathering is for artists, crafters, and creative beginners alike, and is open to adults and high school-aged youth.

We’ll provide a short & simple mini-zine-making tutorial, gentle guidance, and supplies to get you started. Participants are encouraged to bring materials from home to use or share for the day at the community resources table!

Suggested items include:

  • Old magazines, books, and newspapers
  • Photographs to integrate
  • Daily calendar quotes
  • Old or blank greeting cards
  • Poetry books for inspiration
  • Preferred markers or water-based paints
  • Old artwork you’d like to upcycle
  • Textured items: thread, netting from oranges, etc

What to expect during this casual community art hangout:

  • 8 am-9 am: Early Bird Community Set-up!
    Feel free to arrive at your convenience. We’ll be brewing coffee, putting out supplies, setting up tables, and art’ing together as people show up.
  • 9 am-12 pm: Casual Coffee & Collage
    Let the creativity begin! We’ll officially start the art hangout at 9am. Connect with others (or enjoy creative solitude) as you work on your collage piece.
  • 12 pm-1 pm: Community Clean-up!
    Return supplies and pick up your personal space. If your schedule and physical ability permit, volunteer to help put away tables, chairs, and community supplies!

Space is limited! Registration for this relaxing morning of community art is preferred (so we can prepare supplies & snacks), but drop-ins are welcome. RSVP below!

Coffee & Messy Zine Collage

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Save The Dates

A cup of hot coffee.

Join us for all of our summer Casual Coffee & Collage art hangouts! Register today and add these dates to your calendar.

Sat, May 11th — Classic Collage
Sat, June 8th — Slow Stitch Collage
Sat, July 13th — Messy Zine Collage
Sat, Aug 17th — Mixed Media Collage

*Join our monthly theme or work on any creative project that inspires you!

Collage of messy art zines.

Why the art of collage?

The art of collage allows you to tap into a meditative state. Collage becomes a mindful practice as the deliberate placement of diverse elements coming together in harmonious chaos.

Art is a transformative vehicle for spiritual or emotional exploration, offering a sacred space where one can transcend the mundane and connect with the profound.

This meditative process not only fosters a deep connection with one’s inner self but also provides a means for a collective sense of interconnectedness through shared experiences.

More Art Opportunities

Looking for additional opportunities for community art? Be sure to check out upcoming dates for our monthly Creative Matters group!