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October 4, 2023 6:00–8:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Room 131


Taught by Anvita Kulshrestha

About the Workshop

Mandalas are known to be very therapeutic in nature. The process of making a mandala is considered to be art meditation and has very calming effects. Join us for a session to unwind and relax with this therapeutic artform. You will be making ornate designs with intricate patterns that will come to life with vibrant colors. For any queries/questions about the artform, feel free to email Anvita at

About the Instructor

Anvita Kulshrestha is a geneticist by day and an artist by night! Hailing from Delhi, India, she completed her undergraduate education in Genetics & Genomics as well as Toxicology from the University of California, Berkeley. After working as a Full-time Research Associate at Yale University, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Genetics & Genomics from Duke University.
In addition to her scientific pursuits, she is also an accomplished Mandala artist and an avid Calligrapher. She loves experimenting with different art mediums and techniques to create unique amalgamations.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in Room 131 at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Address: 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).