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, museum educator Mayra Palafox will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by self-taught artist Martín Ramírez. In the virtual workshop, participants will draw inspiration from Ramírez’s style, including repetitive lines, particular shapes, colors and themes, to create their works of art.
- Assorted magazines/newspapers to cut out for collage
- Glue stick
- Sharpie markers
- Colored pencils
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.
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 Mayra Palafox
Mayra C. Palafox is an artist and arts administrator from Michoacan, Mexico, now based in Chicago. She is an alumna from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an advocate for IDEA work in museums. Mayra worked at the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Historical Society before joining the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago as a lead museum educator.