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Gratitude Sculptures Inspired by Pepón Osorio

SAT, Dec 5, 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.  

Pepón Osorio used found materials to create this sculpture that honors a shoe shiner in his neighborhood named Angel. The artist built a kind of throne in Angel's honor that celebrates both Angel’s life and a profession that often goes unrecognized. 

This week, we will think about the people in our lives who might not be celebrated enough—like your teacher from school, a bus driver, a letter carrier, or other essential workers. Then, we will create our own sculptures to express our gratitude!


  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Found objects
  • Markers or crayons

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