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DukeCreate Workshop: Making Without Expectation


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***This workshop will meet in the Rubenstein Arts Center Makerspace***

About the Workshop:

Have you ever gone for a walk and come back to your work with the answer to a problem?

Refresh and reset your busy overstressed mind with some creative production. Short exercises and games using materials from the Scrap Exchange and ARTpost will be the vehicle for making without expectation. Open to all levels from “I wish I was creative” to arts professional.

About the Instructor:

Brenda Goldstein’s works are influenced by landscapes: terrestrial, psychic and political.

Her most recent works are paintings made of fabrics, hide, plaster and thread. These materials are often unpredictable and resist each other. Found in her works is the labour of stitching and fraying, cutting and burning. A continuous process of wounding, healing and repeated attempts at solving unsolvable problems, she bandages and sutures surfaces to make inadequate repairs.

Other works present the bright colours of her environment using architectonic lines and curves in gouache, pencil and crayon on paper, in addition to encaustic and Plexiglas on panel.

Goldstein has also worked in sculpture; performance; and creating large-scale installations in film and video for which she has received Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council awards, her moving image work has been exhibited internationally. A Canadian artist, she has lived and worked in Toronto, Berlin and New York she currently makes her home in Durham, NC.


What is DukeCreate?

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are held weeknights 6-8pm. DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Can staff attend DukeCreate workshops?

Duke students can reserve their spot in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available.


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Status Archived
Date Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location Rubenstein Arts Center
Leader Brenda Goldstein
Enrolled 16 of 17