Secret Code Paintings Inspired by Agnes Pelton

SAT, Oct 17, 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.   

Agnes Pelton made art inspired by her own spirituality. Her luminous, dreamlike paintings communicate messages through an invented system of colors and symbols. In her journal, she described the color blue as connected with the stars. 

Together we will learn about some of the hidden meanings behind these paintings and will develop our own personal symbolic language. Then, we will create a painting with our own secret code.


  • At least two pieces of thick paper per artist
  • Pencil
  • Color options (watercolor paints and brushes, colored pencils, or markers)

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