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Students create duct tape art at event

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Students create duct tape art at the SEAL office's first DIY event of the semester. | Photo by Keelan Bailey
Students create duct tape art at the SEAL office’s second DIY event of the semester. | Photo by Keelan Bailey

The Student Engagement and Leadership office held a DIY Duct Tape Art event Sept. 9 as part of a series of upcoming fall events. The event was held in front of the Library and Academic Resources Center with various tables filled with different types of duct tape.

The event was free to students as long as they had their student ID or their Personal Identification number. Students were able to come up, check in and make art pieces out of duct tape.

They were able to choose from various colors and patterns to create lanyards, flower pens, wallets and anything else they could envision.

“We have a really great turn out here today, we have a lot of people here and they really seem to enjoy it,” said Juliette Mogenson, an employee of Student Engagement and Leadership.

Students who attended said they would come to the event again if it were to be held again during the school year. The only request that students made was more ideas about the types of art projects they could make since they were only given a select few preset duct tape idea sheets.

Students at the duct tape art event | Photo by Keelan Bailey
Students at the duct tape art event | Photo by Keelan Bailey

About 26 students attended the event within its first hour. All of the available tables were filled with students, leaving little room for anyone else.

In addition to the SEAL staff, members of the Associated Students’ Government attended help facilitate the event, answer questions and give ideas about the types of art students should create.

By time it was over, 41 people had attended the event, which lasted two hours and had a limited supply of duct tape.

The SEAL office regularly hosts similar DIY events throughout the school year.