Art After Work: Henry Darger

Thursday, September 17, 2020
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Henry Darger

Art After Work logo

Join Intuit on the third Thursday of the month for Art After Work, a free series of drop-in art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists. This month, art educator and Intuit Teacher Fellow Sydney Walters will lead a discussion and facilitate a watercolor workshop inspired by one of Chicago’s most celebrated outsider artists, Henry Darger.

Suggested materials

  • Pens and pencils
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes of various sizes
  • Paper of any kind (watercolor paper, computer paper, cardstock, etc.)
  • Cup of water
  • Rags or paper towels

Optional materials

  • Salt
  • Sponge
  • Straws

Don’t have watercolor paints at home? Check out our how-to guide on making homemade watercolors.

This workshop is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We look forward to creating with everyone who joins!

Art After Work is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. central.

Meet Sydney Walters

Sydney Walters

Sydney Walters is a high school visual arts teacher for Chicago Public Schools. Her experience and focus revolve around arts promotion and the youth. As a mother of two, she loves to involve her children in her high school lesson plans along with their family business GREYBOY, a gender-neutral brand built on creating space for acceptance and kindness. GREYBOY also focuses on community collaboration by making the arts accessible for all. Working with Intuit’s Teacher Fellowship Program, Sydney has a greater appreciation for outsider artists and enjoys teaching her students the ideas that art comes from within and that artists come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds.

Two hours before the workshop, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your spam folder; unfortunately, our emails are sent there sometimes. We will share the Zoom link here and on our Facebook page, as well.

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, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.