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September 4, 2020 3:00–5:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center Co-Lab Studio
DukeCreate & Co-Lab Roots

Make Your Own Soap

Taught by Chip Bobbert & Sandra Bermond

About the Workshop

Soap… We all use it. It’s  the most important invention in human history, but do you know where it comes from or how it’s made? Join us in this fun arts and crafts class where we learn how to make sudsy bars of usefulness. We’ll also learn how modern tools like 3D printing and online chemistry calculators can improve on this age-old process.

We will provide 1 soap making kit per student, all the gear to get you started and a few varieties of fragrances and dyes. If you would like a specific scent for your soap, feel free to bring your own essential oils. There are a limited number of spots for this workshop, so register today

NOTE: This event will take place outdoors and will be capped at 6 people to allow for proper social distancing.

About the Instructor

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Chip Bobbert founded and currently manages the CoLab Studios. Outside of his role as a technology operationalist, he maintains a passion for students and research. He has been teaching 3D modeling and media applications for fifteen years as well as consulting for numerous entities on engineering level media project. Chip holds an MSEd and has maintained a strong interest in adapting traditional teaching theory to current technological shifts. He spent his youth in the machine shop of his family’s business that led to a lifelong passion for building. To this day, you’ll never find him far from a hammer and saw.

Sandra Bermond is the Innovation Co-Lab’s program manager. Her main focus is to construct an all-encompassing and interesting curriculum for the Co-Lab’s roots program, as well as lend her knowledge in the areas of design and website creation. Sandra has a passion for making things, both digital and physical, and spends the best part of her days creating or improving things previously created.

About the Location

This workshop will meet outside of the Rubenstein Arts Center Co-Lab Studio.

About 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 typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up 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. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).