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Meditation on Ray Eames' Playful Shapes with Anjelika Deogirikar Grossman

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Thursday, April 27, 5:00 - 6:30pm PST

While I was familiar with Ray Eames as part of the Eames duo, I recently learned about her collage practice of using bold colored geometric shapes to design interior spaces and objects. I was inspired to explore Ray’s practice of collage to introduce geometric shapes and line work into my own practice. In addition to architecture and furniture, Ray created textiles and toys. I am drawn to Ray’s playful approach to art and how we can be curious through our creative practice.

Join zoom 15 minutes early (4:45pm) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 5:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!


  • Your favorite watercolor paints — around 3-5 colors in a variety of colors, some of Anjelika’s CfM favorites include Indigo, Cerulean, French Vermillion, CfM Poppy, Egg Yolk Yellow, and CfM Moss

  • Watercolor paper: * 3-4 sheets of mixed media paper or watercolor paper (~90 lbs sheets work great for both watercolor painting and they are easy to cut with scissors) * 1 scrap piece of watercolor paper for swatching

  • 2-3 pieces of scrap copy paper

  • Brushes (flat or round brushes)

  • Pencil or pen

  • Water

  • Paper towel

  • Scissors or Xacto knife

  • Glue (I prefer using a glue stick)

  • Optional: colors pencils, tape, hole punch



Anjelika found her love for CfM when she was on the hunt for the perfect watercolors to match the landscape of Death Valley and Mojave Desert back in 2019. She loves typography, design and color theory and draws inspiration from textiles, political posters, and patterns found in nature. She is a scientist, researcher, educator and policy wonk.

See more of Anjelika’s work on her Instagram at @anjelika and @democracypostcards.


All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the session.

*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

**If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the session.

***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email


Thank you so much for taking our workshops. We do ask if you are planning on teaching in the future by using anything you’ve learned from us, to please credit Case for Making + the individual instructor where applicable.