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October 19, 2022 6:00–8:00 pm
Bryan Center, Costume Shop
Textile Arts

Ornament Making

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

Taught by Erin M. West

About the Workshop

Would you like to learn hand sewing or become more comfortable with it, or just take a break and make something cute you can keep or give as a gift? This workshop will include an introduction to basic hand sewing while you make your own custom felt ornament(s) to take home. A variety of patterns spanning seasons and pop culture will be available to use, and supplies will be provided. These make great stocking stuffers and dorm decor! All skill levels welcome!

About the Instructor

Erin West has worked as a costume designer, technician, costume shop manager and wardrobe manager for various regional and university theaters. She has extensive experience designing, patterning, and building costumes for dance, musicals, early modern dramas, and modern contemporary works. Erin holds a B.A. in studio art from James Madison University and an MFA in costume design from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and is currently in her second year with Duke University. Previously, she has worked with Washington & Lee University, James Madison University, Westminster College, Salt Lake Acting Company, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, The Virginia Repertory Dance Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and The American Shakespeare Center, among others.

About the Location

This workshop will be held in the Bryan Center Costume Shop, room 043, located in the back left corner of the Bryan Center on the second level. Go through the door between Scheafer and Griffith Theaters, next to the elevator, and follow the signs to 043.

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 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).