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January 27, 2020 1:00–3:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Makerspace
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Puppet Making: A Co-Lab Artist Residency Workshop

Taught by Tarish Pipkins

About the Workshop

Immediately following the “Puppets Invade the Co-Lab” kickoff in the Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge at 12pm on Monday, January 27, join Tarish Pipkins for the first puppet-making event of the week. In this workshop, participants will learn some of the mechanics of designing and building puppets. Create a puppet kit that can be cut on the laser cutter as a starting point. Further customize your creation with additional fabricated parts, 3d printed elements, clothing, fabrics, and more. This event is part of a Co-Lab residency that will culminate in a collaborative film shot over the course of the week featuring student-made puppets.

About the Instructor

Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. Jeghetto is a self taught artist and has been creating art from a very young age. He moved to North Carolina in 2005 where he launched his career in Puppetry, fine-tuning his skills by doing street performances. In 2008 he started working with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Most recently, Jeghetto had the pleasure to work with national recording artist, Missy Elliott on her music video, WTF ( Where They From) controlling the Pharell puppet and doing some puppet building. Jeghetto’s passion is promoting Oneness through the magic of Puppetry.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in the Rubenstein Arts Center Makerspace:
get directions – parking info

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).