Saturday, 02. February 2019, 826CHI, FRESH INK: Love Lettering with Cristina Vanko

from 02. February 2019 - 14:00 till 15:30


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Craft hand-lettered valentines for your loved ones--romantic or platonic--with hand-lettering guru Cristina Vanko as part of 826CHI's FRESH INK community series!

Back by popular demand, this workshop for teens + adults of all experience levels will explore different hand-lettering techniques. Step-by-step, we will hand-letter Valentine's Day-themed phrases together. You'll leave with some great tips, tricks, and a few Valentine's Day cards of your own for your soulmate, roommate, or mom (not mutually exclusive)!

Cristina Vanko is an author, freelance art director, and illustrator. Her books "*****-ish" (2017) and "Hand-Lettering for Everyone" (2015) were published by Penguin Random House, and her professional advertising work includes national campaigns for Babybel Cheese, Butterball, and Kmart. In addition to advertising, Vanko’s freelance illustration clients include Nike, Instagram, and McDonald’s. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Fast Company, The Atlantic, and The Chicago Tribune. She was nominated for “Tumblr of the Year” at The Shorty Awards and has received awards for her lettering in Communication Arts Advertising and Typography Annuals.

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WHEN // Saturday, February 2nd from 2-3:30pm

WHERE // The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co./ 826CHI on 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave.

WHO // Teens and adults who are looking to sharpen their hand-lettering skills while making something special for someone special!

HOW // Reserve a ticket ASAP! Tickets are free for Chicago students and a $10 suggested donation for aduls. The ticket cost covers all materials you'll need!

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit 826CHI's free writing programs, which serve over 3,500 Chicago students annually.

FRESH INK is a year-long community workshop series that brings in seasoned teaching artists to lead intergenerational, interdisciplinary workshops at 826CHI. FRESH INK workshops seek to provide a third space to learn and write among writers and artists of all ages and experience levels.

// About 826CHI //

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

826CHI shares its space with the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co., a store with a not-so-secret mission. Our unique products encourage creative writing, imaginative play, and trigger new adventures for agents of all ages. Every purchase supports 826CHI's free programming, so visit us at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park or online to pick up spy glasses, fake moustaches, our latest student publications, and much more!

FRESH INK: Love Lettering with Cristina Vanko, 826CHI event

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