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Carboard Creations Workshop with Preston Drum

October 9, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Cardboard Creations Workshop with Preston Drum

Saturday, October 9th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$15 Workshop Fee | Members $10

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In this workshop you’ll create your own sculpture using simple materials like cardboard and paint! Learn from Twin-Cities based multidisciplinary artist Preston Drum, who has created artworks large and small from upcycled materials. Check out Drum’s current exhibition, Bubbles on the 2nd floor of the Rochester Art Center and his whimsical sculpture, Pink Car on the first floor. All ages welcome.

Find Preston online at:

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Instagram : @prestondrumstudios
Twitter: @psdrum

If cost is a barrier for you, please reach out to Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Amy Garretson, at for scholarship information.

Space is limited, advance registration required.

Instructor Bio

Preston Drum, was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and earned a BFA from the Memphis College of Art in 2006 and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2016. His paintings, sculptures, videos, and interactive installations explore notions of memory and performance through nonlinear storytelling. Drum’s work is often site-specific and collaborative in nature, framing the audience as a participant in the art. His work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and Southern United States at venues such as the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Walker Art Center. Drum is an emeritus member of the Minnesota-based artist group CarryOn Homes, whose mission is to raise awareness of immigration issues through art. Drum lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities with his wife, children, and two small mutts. When not in the studio, He is a full-time caregiver and works as an arts educator and occasional musician.

Preston Drum | Bubbles
On view June 4 – October 17, 2021

Bubbles is a site-specific installation in the Davies Gallery at Rochester Art Center that combines painting, sculpture, and video to create an immersive facsimile of an American domicile. Drawing dual inspiration from his son’s first word and the pervasive social condition the pandemic has brought upon us, Drum explores notions of domestic life inside a bubble. Through nonlinear storytelling, the events of a never-ending day are stitched together to create a portrait of family.

Land Acknowledgement from the Artist

In making artworks about the concept of “home,” it is my reverent duty to acknowledge that the Dakota, Sioux, Ojibway, Wahpekute, Wahpeton and Winnebago have for generations stewarded the lands and waterways of what are now the cities of Burnsville and Rochester, Minnesota. While my work does not directly address the struggles of native peoples and first nations, I honor and respect the relationship between these peoples and this land.


October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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