SAT, Jan 9, 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.  

G. Peter Jemison started sketching on paper bags while he was a curator at the American Indian Community House. He noticed how bags—such as purses, briefcases, and plastic bags—are items that everyone uses. Jemison covers his bags with stories and messages that are important to him. 

Together, we will learn more about the work of G. Peter Jemison. Then, we will fashion our own bags that express our voices.


  • Blank T-shirt
  • Sharpies
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Optional: 
    • Fabric markers
    • Fabric paint
    • Glue gun
    • Small treasures

Free with registration. REGISTER

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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G. Peter Jemison, Liberty for Sale, 1986. Colored pencil, acrylic, wax crayon and collage on paper, overall: 19 × 13 × 5 1/2in. (48.3 × 33 × 14 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Thomas and Elisabeth Judson 2018.153. © G. Peter Jemison

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