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Open Studio From Home:
Eva Hesse

SAT, May 1, 2021
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.  

To make this sculpture, Eva Hesse dipped two knotted pieces of rope into liquid latex, which is a type of flexible rubber that is often used for special effects in movies. Hesse’s only instruction about how to install this structure was that it should hang from thirteen points, ultimately leaving the configuration of the points up to those hanging it. As a result, she allowed for the sculpture’s shape to shift every time it is hung!

Together, we will take inspiration from the way Hesse developed rules and a structure for this free-flowing and changeable sculpture. Then we will make our own abstract drawings with a hidden structure!


  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Color options:
    • Markers
    • Colored pencils
    • Watercolor paints
    • Crayons

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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