Mar 18th 2021


Artist and museum educator Mayra Palafox guides a drawing workshop inspired by outsider artist Eugene Andolsek.

About this Event

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, artist and museum educator Mayra Palafox will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by the outsider artist Eugene Andolsek. In the virtual workshop titled Eugene Andolsek: Obsessive Drawings and Vibrant Colors, participants will look to Andolsek’s drawings for inspiration as they experiment with line, color and shapes to create their own kaleidoscopic works of art.

Suggested materials

  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper
  • A ruler
  • Markers
  • Colored gel pens
  • Circular lids of all sizes

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.

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.

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