DIY Valentines: A Maker Event

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 10 am – 12:30 pm

60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL 60610

REGISTER HERE | This program will be held in-person at the Newberry.

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required.

Calligraphy evolved into a fine art practice in the mid-20th century, and it continues to be reimagined by artists today. To keep the art of beautiful lettering alive, it must be practiced.

Join us and the Chicago Calligraphy Collective for an interactive and family-friendly event focused on expressions of love and care. Enjoy demonstrations of different forms of lettering and related arts – origami, paper embossing, gilding, and more – and try your hand at making your own Valentine projects. This event is open to writers and makers of all ages.

Take in this open-house-style event at your own pace, and enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee, and treats as you circulate.

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications and strives to enhance public awareness and interest in the calligraphic lettering arts.