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After School Art Club:
Sari Dienes

WED, Mar 17, 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 Sari Dienes. We will learn how Dienes embraced the streets of downtown Manhattan as her studio, creating rubbings of subway grates, pavement cracks, and maintenance hole covers. Then we will examine the various surfaces that exist in our surroundings—like the woven fibers of a blanket or the delicate leaves of a house plant—and create a composition of rubbings from the textures in our homes!


  • Thin paper like printer paper or tracing paper
  • Thick paper like cardstock or watercolor paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Color options:
    • Crayons
    • Chalk
    • Oil pastels 

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 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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