Art After Work: Project Onward

Thursday, February 23, 2023
5–6:30 p.m. central
1200 W. 35th Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

Art After Work: Project Onward

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, five Project Onward artists will facilitate a workshop inspired by their artistic practices. In the in-person workshop at Project Onward, participants will draw, paint and sculpt alongside John Behnke, Cherylle Booker, William Douglas, Shandrewick Key and Ricky Willis.

Kaleidoscopic drawing with the head of a woman at the center with blue circles, eyes, green leaves, and pink and blue blocks of color spiraling outward
William Douglas (American, b. 1957). Eye Siren, 2017. Mixed media on paper, 7 x 5 in. Photo courtesy Project Onward

Materials at Project Onward

  • Cardboard
  • Crescent board
  • Construction paper
  • Wooden sticks
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Gel pens
  • Aluminum foil
  • Self-dry clay

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. at Project Onward.

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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Intuit will follow the COVID-19 policies established by Project Onward: participants are encouraged to wear face coverings if they feel comfortable, but they are not required to do so. Before attending the workshop, participants are encouraged to self-identify whether they exhibit symptoms and stay home if they feel tired, ill or symptomatic.

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.

Project Onward

A leader in the field of disability arts for its innovative blend of accuracy, artistic excellence and social engagement, Project Onward is a nonprofit studio and gallery in Chicago with a mission to provide artists with disabilities the opportunity to create their work in a safe, supportive studio environment; connect artists with disabilities with the arts community and the general public; and inspire change by using art to promote empathy and reduce the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Project Onward