Unwind and find inspiration in self-taught art! Drink, draw, and connect virtually with AFAM Education staff and other creatives. This session will explore how artists have invented their own strategies for representation, drawing from rich imaginary worlds to visualize fantastical alternate realities. AFAM educator and artist Natalie Beall will examine a range of artistic approaches—from Ionel Talpazan’s close encounters with UFOs to the theatrical and romantic worlds envisioned by Aloïse Corbaz. Prompts for looking and drawing will be shared throughout the evening, and participants will be invited to share their work.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please consider making a donation when you register to support ongoing virtual programming.
After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with Zoom instructions. Please email publicprograms@folkartmuseum.
Image: Untitled (double-sided); Ionel Talpazan (1955–2015); New York, New York, United States; c. 1990; Acrylic on paper; 20 × 30”; Collection American Folk Art Museum, Gift of James Wojcik, 2016.10.2. Photo © 2000 Adam Reich.