Aspirational Silhouettes Inspired by Aaron Douglas

SAT, Oct 24, 2020
11–11:40 am

Online, via Zoom

Families with kids of all ages

You are invited to Open Studio From Home, free weekly online art classes with Whitney educators! Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials.  

Inspired by Mexican muralists, Aaron Douglas presented history in an epic form. He made these paintings to commemorate the history and achievements of African Americans. Aspiration depicts the hopes that they might have for their future. 

Join us to learn more about Douglas's art. Together, we will use our own silhouettes to create portraits conveying our hopes and dreams for the future.


  • Flashlight or lamp
  • Paper
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Washable paints and brushes or markers

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