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November 10, 2023 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts House 2101 Campus Drive
DuWell Zine Series

Self-Care Zines

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

Taught by Janelle Hutchinson

About the Workshop

Do you need a creative break from life right now? Come make a self-care zine!
Zines are handmade magazines or booklets about anything. They can be made up of drawings, lists, thoughts, advice, collages, comics, and so much more. In this workshop you’ll be taught how to make one with just a standard sheet of paper and then led to draw and/or write with prompts about joy, bad days, and hope.
This workshop is designed for anybody who enjoys drawing, journaling, and/or writing.

This class is one of three in a series of workshops in partnership with DuWell. Each of the three workshops offers a different Zine construction format, and a variation on the theme of wellness. The series will culminate in an exhibition at the Student Wellness Center on December 1st. All who participate in the class will have the opportunity to display artwork from their Zine in the exhibition, and Duke Arts will produce limited runs of each of the Zines produced as giveaways at the opening. The goal of this series is to empower students, faculty, and staff, to be the architect of their own wellness through creative expression and to share that through the self-published medium of Zines. Students may attend one or all of the workshops.

About the instructor

Janelle Hutchinson is the Lead Designer and Photographer for Duke University Libraries. Her work includes magazines, exhibits, signage, illustrations, and even a couple zines! She started taking photos in elementary school with disposable cameras and hasn’t stopped since (the cameras have slowly evolved though). Zines became her source of comfort at the start of the pandemic (along with sudoku for some reason?) and she continues making them for herself and friends today. She lives in Durham with her husband, toddler, and dachshund.


About this location

This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts House: Address: 2101 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 undergraduates, graduates, and professionals (including health professionals), 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 Duke Arts Create workshops go live on Friday morning 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 and waitlist registers. 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).