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October 11, 2023 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Mixed Media & Collage

Potato Printing

Taught by Julia Gartrell

About the Workshop

Learn the fun and easy art of potato printing! Using the humble potato (yes, you read that right :)) you will design and carve your own stamps. Each student will be able to make a canvas tote, as well as print on paper to use as cards, wrapping paper, wall art, or whatever you desire.

About the Instructor

Julia Gartrell, an artist from Durham, has been in residence in the Rubenstein Arts Center since November developing the Radical Repair Workshop. This pop-up art experience—inside a vintage 1966 Frolic camper—encourages participants and viewers to consider their relationship to mending, sentimental objects, single-use items, and radical (potentially non-functional) modes of repair. The workshop made its first debut on Duke's campus during Duke Create Workshop where community members had the opportunity to tour the traveling workshop and learn how to repair clothing and patch fabric.

Julia Gartrell is an artist and educator based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in art from Kalamazoo College. Her work explores notions of “making do”, material plasticity, and radical approaches to repair.

She has participated in residencies at the Rubenstein Art Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and others. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally.

About the Location

Image of outside of Arts Annex with painted sculptures.

This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, 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).