Create-a-Country Family Day: Cartography, Calligraphy, and Constitutions

Saturday, Apr 8, 2023 1 – 4 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

Join us for the first in a series of “Create-a-Country” Family Days! Dream, vision, and build imaginary countries, designed by kids and inspired by ideas and artworks presented throughout the Smart Museum of Art this spring.

A country, at its core, is a place, its people, and an idea. This Saturday, draw a map of your imagined nation and use colorful ink washes to fill it with lakes, mountains, roads, and cities. Then, try your hand at calligraphy, using calligraphy pens, quills, and ink brushes to write out the ways in which your country should work—a kid’s constitution and bill of rights! 

Join us for Family Day

FREE, drop-in. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Family programsare best for kids 4–12, but all ages are welcomed! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.