Art After Work: Henry Darger

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

Art After Work: Henry Darger

Join Intuit on the third Thursday of the month 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, art educator and Intuit Teacher Fellow Sydney Walters will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by one of Chicago’s most celebrated outsider artists, Henry Darger. In the virtual workshop, participants will learn watercolor techniques and create their own painting.

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.

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. central.

Two hours before the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.

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

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.