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March 8, 2023 6:00–9:00 pm
The Ruby Makerspace
Screen Printing

Artist In Residency Workshop with Rob Swainston

Partnership with The Innovation Co-Lab

Taught by Rob Swainston
Artist Rob Swainston holding a printing equipment

A collaboration between The Innovation Co-Lab and Duke Arts brings Artist Rob Swainston in residence at the Rubenstein Arts Center.  Join us for this in-depth workshop where we’ll explore Swainston’s artistic practice and get hands-on with the tools and methods he uses to produce large scale prints.  Rob will demonstrate how to utilize photoshop channels to plan multi-color prints, as well as how to build toolpaths and cut-files to interface with the ShopBot CNC.

Rob’s practice combines digitial processes with tradtional printmaking techniques in works that span painting, sculpture, video and installation.  During the residency, Rob will engage the Duke community, centering the Innovation Co-Lab Studio at the Ruby with a number of projects and demonstrations.  Through this project, Rob will demonstrate how the ShopBot Computer Numeric Controller (CNC) router at the Innovation Co-Lab Studio at the Ruby can be employed to make relief prints.  Beyond this workshop, members of the Duke Community are invited to join Rob during his week at the Ruby to assist and observe his work, as well as join an Artist Talk at the Ruby on Tuesday, March 7 at 5pm.

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).