Artist and educator Deb Putnoi has a passion: getting you to draw. And she has a way to do it: a traveling, interactive exhibit called The Drawing Lab.

We visited her studio a few days ago and asked her to create a mini Drawing Lab for the Uni. While we were talking, I noticed her Zoetrope sitting in a corner. I had to ask. And she said yes.

I’m pleased to announce that the Uni at New Amsterdam Market on Sep. 11 will have a working Zoetrope where you can create your own hand-powered animation.

(Don’t know what a Zoetrope is? The Uni has a dictionary. Come on down, and we’ll look it up together.)

Thanks Deb—we’re excited to have you on board.