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September 7, 2019 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Special Topics

Basketry With a Twist

Taught by Julia Gartrell
picture of baskets

About the Workshop

Learn how to create a basket using a traditional twining technique.  We will incorporate found and reused items into these baskets to create one-of-a-kind objects.  Create the basket shape of your choice, you can go large or small!  No experience necessary, but if you have materials you would like to incorporate, feel free to bring them along.

About the Instructor

Julia Gartrell is an artist and educator based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in art from Kalamazoo College.  Her work explores notions of “making do”, material plasticity, and radical approaches to repair. She has participated in residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and others. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

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).