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Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center

2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
(919) 660-1700 artscenter.duke.edu

June 2018

Cancelled: Family Day for The Art of the Scientist

June 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
circular image in shades of blue with x-ray images of leaves

The organizers of The Art of a Scientist will not be presenting a family day as planned, but welcome visitors to drop by to see the exhibit.

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September 2018

Art + Tech Fair

September 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Come to the first-ever Art + Tech fair at Duke University and learn about how you can use the Ruby's makerspace to realize your creative vision.

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January 2019

Innovation Co-Lab Roots Series: Sewing Machines 101

January 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Come to the Ruby Makerspace to learn the basics of sewing machines!

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April 2019

Zak Weinberg Residency Kickoff

April 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Meet artist Zak Weinberg and enjoy a presentation on creative process and influence, followed by opportunities for Q&A and casual discussion.

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September 2019

Art+Tech Fair 2019

September 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Students of all interests and majors can explore an explosion of ideas at this interactive evening of art meets technology in the Ruby.

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Weave a Decorative Wall Hanging

September 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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.

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Leather-bound Notebook Making

September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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.

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October 2019

Basketry with a Twist

October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Learn how to create a basket using a traditional twining technique in this DukeCreate workshop taught by Julia Gartrell.

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Making Without Expectation

October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Refresh and reset your busy overstressed mind with some creative production in this DukeCreate workshop taught by resident artist Brenda Goldstein.

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Weaving: Decorative Wall Hanging

October 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Come make your very own woven wall hanging to decorate your dorm room or apartment! Taught by Anna Wallace

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November 2019

Architectural Modeling

November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

An immersive, hands-on introduction to an often misunderstood discipline, taught by William Dodge, Jesse Green, and Austin Chappell.

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Weaving: Decorative Wall Hangings

November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Make your very own woven wall hanging to decorate your dorm room or apartment!

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Bundle Dyeing

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Learn to use fresh flowers to eco-print 100% silk scarves in this workshop taught by Durham-based textile artist River Takada-Capel.

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Zine Making

November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Mock up your very own zine with collage and drawing materials in this workshop by Orvokki Crosby, a local artist and owner of The Concern Newsstand.

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January 2020

MIndful Mending

January 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Alter and mend your clothing for a sustainable wardrobe—no sewing experience required!

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Embroidery

January 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

In this workshop participants will be guided through learning a handful of the basic embroidery stitches. Take home your finished piece to be framed as a work of art or sewn on to a piece of clothing like a patch!

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Paint Like Afremov

January 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Learn some of the art techniques used to create the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface as we create our own versions of Leonid Afremov's "Alley by the Lake."

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February 2020

Wire Sculptures

February 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Logo for DukeCreate

Make miniature sculptures using wire.

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Relief Linoleum Block Printing

February 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Makerspace at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Logo for DukeCreate

Learn the basics of relief printing—how to transfer images to the block, enhance them, and hand print the result with barens and wooden spoons.

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Sewing Machines 101

February 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Logo for DukeCreate

Learn sewing machine basics!

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Crochet with LEDs

February 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Logo for DukeCreate

Crochet is a simple technique that can be used to create all sorts of soft goods out of yarn. Learn the basics, then throw a little LED magic into the mix.

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Mindful Mending

February 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Logo for DukeCreate

Alter and mend your clothing for a sustainable wardrobe—no sewing experience required!

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Intro to Shopbot and V-Carve: A Roots Collaboration

February 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Learn how to use the Shopbot in the Rubenstein Arts Center Makerspace.

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