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October 31, 2022 6:00–8:00 pm
Arts Annex
Special Topics

Stress Relief with Shrinkydinks!

Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell

Taught by Hyewon Grigoni
Shrinkydink Hyewon Grigoni

About the Workshop

Looking for a trick or treat alternative?  Allow life stressors to shrink away while you design and create your own shrinkydink art. Shrinkydinks were popularized in the 70s and 80s and sold as kits to color and bake. Local artist Hyewon Grigoni will demo and guide you through drawing out your own images and designs (no drawing experience needed!) on plastic film, and shrinking them in her traveling oven. Watch the magic as your shrinkydink becomes three times as small, and nine times as thick as the original film. Your creations can be enjoyed on their own, or fastened to earring backs, magnets, wearable art, key chains and more. You will delight in the condensed colorization and miniature size of your tiny art piece. Remember, anyone can make shrinkydinks, no matter their artistic level! Come willing to have fun and enjoy your personal creations by the end of the workshop. All supplies will be provided, but funky materials to showcase final pieces are highly encouraged.

Wearing costumes to the workshop is encouraged!

About the Instructor

Hyewon Grigoni’s paintings will be on exhibit at Joe Van Gogh, 1104 Broad St., through December 2022. She worked as an artist and art teacher for many years before rediscovering her childhood love of shrinkydinks in 2017. She enjoys elevating low brow art forms into exquisite yet accessible pieces, and believes it’s never too late to nurture one’s creative needs or become an artist.

About the Location

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).