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Open Studio From Home:
Man Ray

SAT, Mar 27, 2021
11–11:40 am

Online, via Zoom

For 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.  

In this painting by Man Ray from 1938, a billiard table stretches toward the horizon. Rainbow-colored clouds float above it. This is a landscape of the mind, a product of the artist’s vivid imagination. He said: "I did not wish to paint anything realistic or even descriptive. There is always an idea behind each of my paintings. It's the idea that interests me, not the description."

Together, we will make our own mini books. Then we will fill them with surreal drawings from our imaginations!


  • A few sheets of paper
  • Spoon
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Embroidery floss or string
  • Something pointy (a needle, the tip of a pencil, or a paper clip)
  • Color options:
    • Markers
    • Colored pencils
    • Crayons
    • Oil pastels

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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