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September 21, 2022 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Textile Arts

Embroidery on Old Photos

Taught by Shelbi Polk

About the Workshop

In this workshop, we’ll practice using embroidery on paper to highlight the natural beauty of vintage photographs and create a new piece of art. You’ll learn the basics of embroidery and how to use the practice on materials other than fabric. We’ll have materials you can work with, or you can bring your own photos!

 

About the Instructor

Shelbi Polk

Shelbi Polk is a writer and artist who has been embroidering since her childhood in Texas. She studied literature and actually gets to use that knowledge, both in her freelance writing career and in her fiber arts practice, where she creates works that draw on her love of ancient archetypes. Shelbi moved to North Carolina for a fellowship at the News & Observer in 2018, and she’s been haunting Durham coffee shops ever since.

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. 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).