Mother's Day is just around the corner. This year, surprise your mom — or another important person in your life — with a beautiful card of your own creation!
Juana Medina's imaginative drawings bring out smiles in everyone, and she has graciously agreed to share some of her joy-inspiring secrets with us. If you don't feel confident with drawing, don't worry — you can try your hand in making a collage, or use your best handwriting on a variety of fabulous Mohawk papers.
- We will have paper, scissors, glue and Sharpies. If you have a favorite pen, pencil, or marker — please bring it along.
- If you'd rather make a collage, please bring glossy magazines, bits of fabric, lace or ribbon, photos to glue to your card, and any other paper ephemera that could be fun to use (ticket stubs, old maps, takeout menus, newsprint, etc.).
- Don't forget an envelope addressed to your mom or mom-like person. Size A7 works well for 5x7 cards, and doesn't require extra postage.
About Juana Medina
(Photo by Silvia Baptiste)
Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the illustrator of Smick! by Doreen Cronin, and the author and illustrator of 1 Big Salad, ABC Pasta, and the 2017 Pura Belpré Award winner Juana & Lucas. She has studied and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, and now teaches at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. Juana lives in Washington, D.C.
Big Thanks to Our Sponsor
We are grateful to Mohawk Paper for sponsoring this workshop.
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes, which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties, packaging and high-end direct mail. As a leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Mohawk was the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with wind power renewable energy credits, and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Many products within Mohawk’s portfolio of recycled papers are certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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A portion of the proceeds will support AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund scholarship, helping launch the next generation of designers.
Event contact: Katerina Martchouk firstname.lastname@example.org
Event graphic: Nina Reck Design; Illustration: "Radishing" by Juana Medina