Artmaking From Home: 
Creative Knots

SAT, May 30, 2020
3 pm

Online, via Zoom

Experiment with ordinary materials in new and creative ways with these online artmaking events designed for all ages. Each project explores artworks from the Whitney’s collection included in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, and invites participants to consider the relationship between artmaking and our domestic spaces. All events in this series are live, thirty-minute sessions taught by a Whitney educator.

This workshop takes inspiration from works by Lenore G. Tawney and Alan Shields to explore a range of techniques and approaches to working with string as an artistic medium.


  • String of any variety (non-plastic rope is preferable, but string or rope of any thickness will do)
  • A stick or dowel (could use a shower rod or chopsticks) to attach string to while you are working

Optional additional materials

  • Felt or fabric
  • Beads (pony beads or beads with a large opening work best for rope)
  • Fabric markers or paint

Instructor: Stina Puotinen is an artist, educator, and occasional curator from New York City.

Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with five 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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