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Open Studio for Teens:
Inspired by Julie Mehretu

Fri, July 9, 2021
12 pm

Online, via Zoom

High school students, grades 9–12

Teens are invited to a free artmaking program on Zoom with Whitney educators. Each week, participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art projects inspired by the Whitney’s exhibitions and collection. 

Inspired by Julie Mehretu’s use of line and tone variation, teens will create layers of textured drawings. Mehretu’s practice often focuses on abstraction, architecture, landscape, scale, and, most recently, figuration.

Materials List:

  • Tracing paper or thin notebook paper
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Color pencil or crayon.
  • Textured surfaces (coins, lace fabric, brick wall, floor surfaces, etc) 

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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