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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Mail Art

We hope to see you at our last Drink & Draw event of the year!

Guest Artist: Anna Mielniczuk

Taking inspiration from surrealist party games, this week’s Drink & Draw event will guide us through a series of creative prompts and exercises in order to send a memory to a friend with a handmade postcard. 

Our guest artist, Anna Mielniczuk, will combine free writing and free drawing activities inspired by the sights, sounds, and smells of the warm summer months, and the friends we’ve shared summer memories with. Through these question-based exercises, we’ll flex our intuition and creative thinking and develop an image bank that we can use for our postcards. Plus, there will be an opportunity to hand make an accompanying envelope. 

For this project, Anna will be primarily working with colored construction paper, cardstock, and markers but participants are welcome to work with whatever materials they have on hand. Join us and create a one-of-a-kind correspondence for a friend or family member.

Suggested Materials:

  • Watercolor paper, card stock or other thick paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Tape or glue 
  • Scissors
  • Drawing materials: pencils, colored pencils, markers

Zoom Meeting ID: 81244243019

Anna Mielniczuk was born in Poland and currently lives and works on the NW side of Chicago. She attended City Colleges of Chicago and graduated from SAIC, where she studied painting and drawing. Her work has been featured in print as well as preserved in digital galleries. She has shown her work at the Chicago Public Library, in multiple galleries around Chicago, Louisiana, Michigan, and overseas in Italy. Currently her work is available at the Chicago Cultural Center artist shop- Buddy. Anna is interested in art history, folklore, fashion, intuition, nature, and outsider art. By taking inspiration from her abstract work,  Anna’s illustrations strive to capture a whimsical spirit that aims to uplift, provoke thought, and instill wonder in the viewer.  She describes her artistic practice as an ongoing exploration of mystery, hope, humor, and beauty.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website.

This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.