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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

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 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. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  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 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).