Art After Work: Sister Gertrude Morgan

Thursday, April 15, 2021
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Sister Gertrude Morgan

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, arts educator Imani Parkinson will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by self-taught artist Sister Gertrude Morgan. In the virtual workshop, participants will experiment with scale, color and text to create their own mixed media painting inspired by the everyday glimpses of the future they want to build.

Angels in the bottom left with a donkey or horse in the bottom right, a red sun in the upper left corner next to men in brown robes
Sister Gertrude Morgan (American, 1900-80). Chart of Revelations 10, 11, 12, 13, c. 1970. Pen and paint on poster board, 22 x 28 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Susann Craig, 2002.4

Suggested materials

  • Recycled cardboard
  • Colored and/or patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Mark-making materials of your choice (Pens, pencils, etc.)

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.

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 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 Imani Parkinson

Imani Parkinson

Imani Parkinson is an arts educator, maker and emerging holistic health practitioner. After receiving her M.S.Ed. in Museum Education at Bank Street College, Imani taught at Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum and others. Today she is dedicated to creating learning and healing spaces that value individual strengths, curiosity and empathy.