Virtual Open Studio & Chill with DCAL


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Virtual Open Studio & Chill with DCAL

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December 19 @ 1:00 PM 9:00 PM

Have you had Zoom fatigue from meetings or classes? Do you find yourself missing human connection? Come and rejuvenate yourself during the Disability Culture Activism Lab Open Studio hours! Let’s chill out and get creative together! No art experience or talent required.

Open Studio & Chill! is a community space for people to spend their creative time doing what they enjoy, such as writing, artmaking, reading, cooking or resting. You are invited to enter the space and create your own projects alongside fellow participants. You are not expected to explain your project, but if you are up for chatting about it, let us know!

Open Studio is open from 1-9pm CST. You are welcome to drop in and take off at any time. Come for 15 minutes or stay the entire 8 hours! It’s totally up to you.

Ideas for what you could bring:

  • Any art/craft materials you may have
  • A notebook for journaling
  • Coloring book, crayons/colored pencils
  • A book or magazine you want to read
  • Sewing projects
  • Puzzles (jigsaw, crossword, sudoku)
  • Hot chocolate, tea, cookies, cozy blankets, etc.!
  • For people who do not identify as artists, bring your curiosity. Come and check out what other people are making. Let’s explore and exchange new ideas together!

Sign up for Open Studio & Chill here

Saturday, December 12th
1:00 – 9:00pm CST (You can drop in and take off at any time!)
On Google Meet.
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Saturday, December 19th (Holiday-themed)
1:00 – 9:00pm CST (You can drop in and take off at any time!)
On Google Meet.
Auto-generated captioning provided.

You will receive a Google Meet link via email a day before the open studio.


Hosts: Taylor Chamberlain and Anna Olson

Taylor is a queer, multidisciplinary artist studying art therapy and counseling at SAIC. Currently located in New Haven, Connecticut, she enjoys cooking, making art, and watching TV with her grandma.

Anna is a graduate student at SAIC studying art therapy and counseling. This fall, she’s been spending a lot of time reading, making art, building connections and dialogue, and walking her two dogs. She currently lives in her hometown, St. Louis.


This event is brought to you by the Arts & Culture Project at Access Living, and the Department of Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.