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Open Studio From Home:
Lenore Tawney

Sat, Apr 17, 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.  

Lenore Tawney created Four Petaled Flower II using a technique she developed herself called “open warp.” A warp is the name for vertical strands that provide support in a woven textile. Working between these strands, Tawney wove in such a way to reveal the otherwise invisible structure of the textile and to allow light to peek through.

Together, we will make our own looms with materials we have at home. Then, we will weave our own tiny tapestries!


  • Cardboard
  • Scissors 
  • Tape
  • Colorful yarn or thin strips of cloth
  • Big plastic needle or small piece of stiff wire

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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Due to weather impacts on mass transit, the Museum will open at 12:30 pm today, January 29. 

Vaccination required. All visitors aged 5+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18+ must also show photo ID. Face coverings are required. Review the Whitney’s safety guidelines.