Art After Work: Elijah Pierce

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 5 – 6 pm

756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

On Thursday, August 20, art educator and Intuit Teacher Fellow Dorothy Broers will facilitate an art-making workshop inspired by self-taught artist Elijah Pierce, whose work is featured in the exhibition Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen. We will draw inspiration from renowned woodcarver Elijah Pierce to craft our own soap carvings!

Suggested materials

  • Bar of bath soap (even a slightly used one)
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Cutting and carving tools such as a plastic butter knife, paper clip, hairpin, popsicle stick, toothpick or other tools you have around the house

This workshop is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We look forward to creating with everyone who joins!

Art After Work is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. central.

Meet Dorothy Broers

Dorothy Broers is a K-12 visual arts teacher who works with children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism. Her pedagogy is informed by a passion to provide inclusive opportunities for all students to engage in rich arts education experiences. Through her work in Intuit’s Teacher Fellowship Program, Dorothy has gained a deep appreciation for outsider art and has incorporated lessons about self-taught artists in her school curriculum. Dorothy is also a freelance photographer and has exhibited at Woman Made Gallery, the Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery and Co-Prosperity Sphere. She lives and works in Chicago.


Two hours before the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your spam folder; unfortunately, our emails are sent there sometimes. Intuit shares the Zoom link here and on Facebook, as well.

RSVP for free here!

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, Terra Foundation for American Art, Prince Charitable Trust and individual donations from Intuit’s members and supporters.