Art After Work With Intuit

7 April 2020

Woman drawing at her desk

 

Missing meeting up with coworkers and friends after work? You don’t have to Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is hosting the next best thing in digital after work entertainment: Art After Work. The event series is inspired by their long-running in-person event, and adapted to current times.

 

Art After Work: Virtual Edition 

Art After Work: Virtual Edition is a free series of drop-in art making inspired by Intuit’s exhibitions and the outsider art genre. Intuit describes the series: “Making art is one way for us to come together as a community to cope during this uncertain time. Along with other Art After Work pals, you can draw, paint, collage, sketch or whatever artistic practice calls to you, from the safe comfort of your own home.”

The best part of making your own outsider art? You don’t need fancy supplies at your disposal. Oftentimes, outsider art is created with only the materials at hand, which inspires out-of-the-box creative thinking and leads to new and unlikely discoveries and results. 

Happening every Thursday afternoon from 5-6 PM CST, the event takes place via a communal Zoom conference, where participants are invited to create and chit-chat via their computer video and audio. 

 

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

If you aren’t already familiar with the institution, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with a mission to celebrate the power of outsider art. Outsider art encapsulates all that is created outside of the mainstream art world, from art brut to non-traditional folk art, to self-taught art, all outside art is motivated by a unique personal vision.

In support of this mission, Intuit showcases outsider art at their museum located at 756 N Milwaukee Avenue, through rotating exhibitions and a permanent collection. To learn more about Intuit, their mission, exhibit and collections, visit their website here