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September 15, 2023 3:00–5:00 pm
Rubenstein Library 349
DuWell Zine Series

The Concern Zines

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

Taught by Orvokki Crosby

About the Workshop

A zine is a self-published, non-commercial magazine, typically devoted to unconventional subject matter. In this two-hour workshop, students will learn zines by making one. Using collage and drawing materials, participants will create pages for a zine on the topic of preserving one’s spirit. Participants will want to think about what keeps up their spirits when times are hard. Students will leave their creation to be printed and can pick their zine up at a later date. The spirit zine could inspire others to find ways to feel better.

As a special treat, a selection of wellness-themed zines will be pulled from the Sallie Bingham Center library collection for viewing during the class to give context and inspiration.

*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

Photograph of the Concern newstand.

Orvokki Crosby is an artist and owner of The Concern Newsstand, a curated bookstore that offers a selection of artist books, zines, comic books, art books and hard-to-find magazines. It has a presence on the web and brick & mortar spaces at Lump Gallery in Raleigh and Attic 506 in Chapel Hill.

About the Location

This workshop will be held in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library Room 349. Address: 411 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27705

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 DukeCreate@duke.edu 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).