Firsthand Experience Workshop: Zines

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sat, Jun 08, 2024
10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations Required.
General admission: $25
Students, seniors, D.C. residents: $22
Members: $20


Susan Swartz Studio, 4th floor

Photo of Artist and Designer Jen White-Johnson, an Afro-Latina Woman standing in her studio.
Tap into your creativity! Participate in accessible art-making projects and gallery conversations.

Event Description

About the Event

Firsthand Experiences bring contemporary artists together with learners ages 13 and up for hands-on programs that combine making, gallery conversations, and discovery.

This session is an interactive zine-making workshop led by neurodivergent collage artist and designer Jen White-Johnson. Learn how zine-making can be an act of creative resistance and radical joy. Participants will come away from this workshop with a shared understanding of how intersectionality, inclusion, and design justice can inform and shape their zine-making experience.

About the Artist Instructor:

Jen White-Johnson is a disabled and neurodivergent artist, designer, and educator who centers Black disabled joy and futures in her work. Her practice is informed by disability justice and a Black feminist disability framework. White-Johnson has presented her work to, and collaborated with, brands and art spaces such as Target, Coachella, and Adobe. Her work is permanently archived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. White-Johnson has an MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband and son.

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If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.