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Open Studio from Home:
Claes Oldenburg

SAT, Feb 13, 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.  

Claes Oldenburg recreates ordinary objects in unexpected ways, changing their size and what they are made of. He has transformed all kinds of everyday things, including home and office appliances, food, clothing, and musical instruments. The bread, bacon, lettuce, and tomato in this soft sculpture are made of vinyl stuffed with natural fibers, and the toothpick is made of wood.

Join us to learn more about Claes Oldenburg’s sculptures. Then, we will transform ordinary materials into our very own soft stuffed sculptures!


  • A large grown-up’s sock
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpies
  • Cotton balls or bits of fabric for stuffing

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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