Art After Work: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

Thursday, August 25, 2022
5–6 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Art After Work: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This month, Intuit Teacher Fellow and art educator Dorothy Broers will facilitate a workshop inspired by self-taught artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. In the in-person workshop, participants will survey Von Bruenchenhein’s vibrant and fantastic paintings to make their own layered artworks using printmaking techniques.

Painting of multi-color, abstracted plant-like shapes
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (American, 1910-1983). Untitled #289, 1955. Oil on board, 17 3/4 x 15 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 2003.3.9

Materials at Intuit

  • Tracing paper
  • Cardboard
  • Block printing inks
  • Water
  • Brayers
  • Items you can use to scrape / draw into wet ink
  • Disposable gloves
  • Aprons

Art After Work is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We can all be artists! It is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. in the museum’s performance space.

Please contact Courtney Thompson at with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

Art After Work is free to join! To show your support to Intuit, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you complete your reservation. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teaching artists.

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All Art After Work participants must follow the museum’s health and safety procedures. Intuit is closely monitoring COVID-19 guidelines established by local, state and federal authorities and will promptly share information that affects the event.

Art After Work is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Dorothy Broers

Dorothy Broers

Dorothy Broers is a K-12 visual arts teacher who works with children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism. Her pedagogy is informed by a passion to provide inclusive opportunities for all students to engage in rich arts education experiences. Through her work in the Teacher Fellowship Program, Dorothy has gained a deep appreciation for outsider art and has incorporated lessons about self-taught artists in her school curriculum. Dorothy is also a freelance photographer and has exhibited at Woman Made Gallery, the Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery and Co-Prosperity Sphere. She lives and works in Chicago.