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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 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. 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 only 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).