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Artmaking From Home: DIY Pottery

SAT, May 2, 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 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.

Taking inspiration from works by Betty Woodman and Arlene Shechet, we will mix our own clay using everyday household materials and explore hand-building techniques to create our own ceramic sculptures.

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


  • Equal parts of flour, corn starch, salt and water
  • Bowl for mixing

Optional additional materials

  • Food coloring
  • Watercolors, or other paints you might have at home

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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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.