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DukeCreate Workshop: Stress Relief with Shrinkydinks


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About the Workshop:

Allow life stressors to shrink away while you design and create your own shrinkydink art. Shrinkydinks were popularized in the 70s and 80s and sold as kits to color and bake. Local artist Hyewon Grigoni will demo and guide you through drawing out your own images and designs (no drawing experience needed!) on plastic film, and shrinking them in her traveling oven. Watch the magic as your shrinkydink becomes three times as small, and nine times as thick as the original film. Your creations can be enjoyed on their own, or fastened to earring backs, magnets, wearable art, key chains and more. You will delight in the condensed colorization and miniature size of your tiny art piece. Remember, anyone can make shrinkydinks, no matter their artistic level! Come willing to have fun and enjoy your personal creations by the end of the workshop. All supplies will be provided, but funky materials to showcase final pieces are highly encouraged.

About the Instructor:

Hyewon Grigoni's paintings are currently in exhibition at the 21C Museum and Hotel downtown Durham through August 2022. She worked as an artist and art teacher for many years before rediscovering her childhood love of shrinkydinks in 2017. She enjoys elevating low brow art forms into exquisite yet accessible pieces, and believes it’s never too late to nurture one’s creative needs or become an artist.


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).

How much does the workshop cost?

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

Where is the Arts Annex?

The Arts Annex is located at 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701.

Can I take a bus there?

Yes! The Arts Annex is located by East Campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.


Got another question we didn't answer here? Email us at dukecreate@duke.edu.

For updates on new workshops, visit to https://arts.duke.edu/workshops/ or follow @DukeCreate on Instagram!

Subjects: DukeCreate and DuWell


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Status Archived
Date Thursday, March 17th, 2022
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location Arts Annex
Enrolled 19 of 23