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After School Art Club:
Julie Mehretu

WED, June 30, 2021
4–5 pm

Online, via Zoom

For kids ages 5–10

Welcome to After School Art Club, a free weekly online program with Whitney educators! Kids ages 5 to 10 are invited to experiment and make art with at-home art materials. Tell a friend and join the club!

This week’s activity is inspired by Julie Mehretu. Together, we will dive into the artist’s complex and large-scale artworks, which are built up through layers of paint, pencil, pen, and ink. Mehretu takes her visual vocabulary from maps, urban planning grids, and architectural forms. These are combined to make dynamic works that blur the line between abstraction and figuration.

Together, we will think about places that are important to us. Then, we will make our own compositions inspired by maps.

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Color options:
    • Markers
    • Colored pencils
    • Watercolor paints
    • Crayons

Free with registration.

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This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom. Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with seven business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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Face coverings are still required, even for vaccinated visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.