Art After Work: Tarik Echols

Thursday, May 18, 2023
5–6:30 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Art After Work: Tarik Echols

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, Intuit Teacher Fellow, multidisciplinary artist and art educator Fay Jenson will facilitate a workshop inspired by artist Tarik Echols. In the in-person workshop, participants will create mixed-media paper weavings, exploring how words, color and texture can elicit visual analogies when intertwined and repeated.

Drawing with repeated lines and shapes in black, yellow, white, blue, green and pink, with swatches of pink, green and red watercolors in the background
Tarik Echols (American). Home 239, 2014. Watercolor and crayon on paper, 22 x 30 in. Collection of Jennifer Mannebach

Materials at Intuit

  • Watercolor papers
  • Oil pastels
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Salts

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 Lindsey Wurz 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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Participants 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 Fay Jenson

Photo of a white women, identified as Fay Jenson, with long brown hair
Photo courtesy Fay Jenson

Fay Jenson (FJ) is an Intuit Teacher Fellow, multidisciplinary artist and art educator from Chicago. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently working toward receiving her National Board Certification and master’s degree in instructional design. In FJ’s artistic practice, she explores how shadow and color are layered in the world, highlighting the innate beauty and complexity of ephemeral moments. Her teaching philosophy centers on culturally responsive pedagogy, uplifting student voices through transforming complex ideas into physical forms.