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Art Workshop – Illustrated Collage and Natural History

May 25, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Two images. The image on the left is of a collage. The image on the right is a drawing of the collage on the left


Join us for an evening of art making and exploring memories, landscapes & ecosystems

Garfield Park Conservatory and The WasteShed Chicago have teamed up to offer an evening of art making and exploring memory, landscapes and ecosystems.

This event is a two-hour workshop in which participants will explore and depict their memories of an emotionally important landscape or ecosystem. It’s based on a technique teaching artist, Jam, has been using for several years, in which they create a collage and then translate it into an illustration, but with a specific focus on the sensations, textures, and other formative details of remembered places. Like a cabinet of curiosities, but more personal, with each piece having a place in the maker’s own interior landscape.


Masks are required for this program. 

Participants age 14+ are welcome.

Workshop Cost:



About Jam:

I’m Jam! I draw creatures, plants, buildings, things I find on the sidewalk, and unhinged still-life tableaus. For the last four years, I’ve worked as a family educator during free drop-in family programming at the Garfield Park Conservatory, making art in my free time. While I can’t participate as directly right now, I still want to create work that helps people engage with urban biodiversity, so I’ve been making zines, sending lots of mail, and teaching whenever I can!


About The WasteShed:

The WasteShed provides Chicago with an organized, affordable, and reliable resource for repurposed art, craft, and school materials, and with a dynamic center for activities related to sustainability, art, education, and material culture. The WasteShed’s Humboldt Park store is open to the public 6 days a week at 2842 W Chicago Ave.

Please note, by entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication.


Registration closes Monday May 23rd at 9:00pm


May 25, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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