Feb 7th 2018

Are you tired of the way Valentine’s Day sugarcoats our relationships? Sometimes our relationships (and life in general) can be a bit barbaric, awkward, unassuming, or crude. Our portrait-themed Drink & Draw embraces drawing as a way to capture a simple, honest, authentic, whimsical, and unfiltered impression of those we love.

Grab a photo of a person or creature you really really really like (a crush, a lover, a life partner, a furry friend, your childhood hermit crab, a personal hero, your best bud). Immortalize their face in a collection of candid doodles.

Guest illustrator and humorist, Grace Makuch, will guide our guests through fun projects that co-opt office supplies (Sharpies and index cards) to create simple little portraits that are perfect to send as a valentine, a postcard, or secret note.

Grace Makuch is an artist, printmaker, and genius living in Chicago, Illinois. She is interested in the intersection of two-dimensional art and comedy, and her work often reflects themes of humor and sadness. Makuch is an alumni of the Spudnik Press Studio Fellowship Program and has experience working in various printmaking techniques.

Drink and Draw is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to drawing practices. There are no pretensions, no prerequisites, and newcomers are always welcome. Bring a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and invite your friends! Drink & Draw occurs the first Wednesday of every other month and features a special theme and a guest artist. Admission to Drink & Draw is a $10 suggested donation. The event is BYOB, but we do have some wine and beer available with a donation.

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