• January 19, 2019, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Workshop: Cardboard Constructions Inspired by Piacenza

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

756 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Piacenza birdhouse

Aldobrando Piacenza, Untitled (Birdhouse cathedral campanile), 1960s. Collection of Stacy and Tim Bruce. Photo ©John Faier.


At this hands-on workshop, create your own cathedral (or other structure of your choosing) inspired by the art of Aldo Piacenza.

After a group viewing and discussion of Piacenza’s works in Intuit’s current exhibition, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, teaching artist Chrissy Gray-Rodriguez guides participants through step-by-step instructions for building structures using cardboard and assorted upcycled materials. After your building is constructed, explore your personal style, using Piacenza’s cathedrals as a catalyst, to embellish the exterior architectural details of your design. All supplies are included. No art experience required.

Youth registrants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a registered adult.