Art After Work: Joseph Yoakum

Thursday, November 11, 2021
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Joseph Yoakum

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, artist and museum educator Mayra Palafox will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by artist Joseph Yoakum. In the virtual workshop, participants will create their own personalized, imaginative landscapes.

Drawing of a mountainous landscape with bright green trees in the center of the composition
Joseph Yoakum (American, 1890–1972). Mt. Brenda Brenda in Great Dividing Range, c. 1968. Pen and watercolor on paper, 12 ½ x 18 ¼ in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Susann Craig, 2002.6

Suggested materials

  • Paper (e.g., printer paper, notebook paper, paper grocery bags, cardboard, etc.)
  • Pencils, pens or other drawing utensils
  • Materials to add color (e.g., watercolors, color pencils, collage pieces, etc.)
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors

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.

Closed captions will be available at the virtual program. Please contact Paula Santos 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.

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 Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Mayra Palafox

Mayra Palafox sitting on a park benchMayra C. Palafox is an artist and arts administrator from Michoacan, Mexico, now based in Chicago. She is an alumna from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an advocate for IDEA work in museums. Mayra worked at the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Historical Society before joining the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago as a lead museum educator.