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Artmaking From Home: Printing the Everyday

Thurs, Feb 25, 2021
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, forty-five minute sessions taught by a Whitney educator.

Taking inspiration from Ruth Asawa's prints made using everyday pantry items, this hands-on workshop explores the textures of often-overlooked objects from around the home by repurposing them as stamps to create prints and patterns.


  • Paper (at least printer size 8.5 × 11, larger is best)
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Paint (acrylic or tempera is best) and/or ink/inkpad
  • Textured materials* from around your house, such as:
    • Sponge
    • Corks
    • Cotton balls
    • Clothespins
    • Bubble wrap
    • Cardboard
    • Lace
    • Felt or fabric
    • String
    • Cardboard rolls
    • Plastic wrap
    • Rubber bands
    • Egg carton
    • Anything styrofoam (cup, tray, carton)

* Please note: these items will be inked, so choose materials that can either be washed and reused, or disposable items that can be responsibly recycled.

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

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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