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March 28, 2022 6:00–8:00 pm
Arts Annex
Special Topics

Hammered Flower

Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell

Taught by Sherly Fan

About the Workshop

Join us to create your unique tote bag that captures a piece of nature. Explore a special technique that can directly transfer plants onto textiles. Each participate will be provided with a tote bag that they can take home at the end of the workshop. This workshop will provide some plants but encourages participates to bring their own favored leaves and flowers to create their unique styles.

About the Instructor

Sherly Fan is a multimedia artist who is currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts at Duke University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Textile and Fashion Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Associate’s degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After getting her Bachelor’s degree, she worked in the New York fashion industry for a year.

During the pandemic period, she studied psychological therapy and hypnosis and later earned therapist and hypnosis certificates in China. Given her wide range of interests, she expanded her art practice to include different mediums, and she aims to develop a unique point of aesthetics driven by innovation and take the responsibility to address social issues.

About the Location

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

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

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).