Art After Work: Roman Villarreal

Thursday, December 15, 2022
5–6:30 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Art After Work: Roman Villarreal

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, Chicago-based self-taught artist Roman Villarreal will facilitate a workshop inspired by his exhibit South Chicago Legacies. In the in-person workshop, participants will carve figures (e.g., animals, birds, faces) from bars of soap using found objects and carving tools.

Photo of four soap sculptures made by Roman Villarreal
Photo courtesy Roman Villarreal

Materials at Intuit

  • Bars of soap
  • X-Acto knives
  • Toothpicks
  • Clay carving tools
  • Jewelry tools

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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Art After Work attendees 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 Roman Villarreal

Photo of artist Roman Villarreal, standing in front of two of his sculptures in the front gallery of Intuit
Photo by Cheri Eisenberg of Roman Villarreal

A self-taught sculptor and painter, Roman Villarreal captures the spirit of South Chicago in his art, reflecting the people, places and life experiences of those in his community. The artist’s first major retrospective, South Chicago Legacies—on exhibition at Intuit until January 8, 2023—spans decades of his artistic practice, featuring works from the 1970s to the present day.