Art After Work: William Hawkins

Thursday, May 20, 2021
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: William Hawkins

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, third-year IntuiTeen Skylar will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by self-taught artist William Hawkins. In the virtual workshop, participants will experiment with line, color and collage to create a Hawkins-inspired cityscape painting.

Painting of a building with white and black walls and windows on the first two floors and a brown exterior for the remaining 7 floors. Blue details at the top of the painting.
William Hawkins (American, 1895-1990). Deshler Hotel #3, 1985. Enamel on Masonite, 43 3/4 x 47 1/2 in. Collection of Victor F. Keen

Suggested materials

  • Recycled cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Tape
  • Pencil

Optional materials

  • Magazines for collage
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Mark-making materials (markers, crayons, 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 Skylar

Skylar wears a white shirt and blue pants with her brown hair down, she sits on a set of white stairs

Skylar is a junior at Taft High School and a third-year IntuiTeen. She enjoys learning about artists from different cultural backgrounds and experiencing the many different ways art can be used as a form of expression. During the past year of quarantine, Skylar has made many trips to Michaels craft store looking for new mediums to try out while also spending a lot of time experimenting with the materials available to her at home.