Making a Mark

How might your work survive well beyond your time? When it comes to the writing systems of cuneiform and hieroglyphs, their work is literally written in stone. Come with us on this two-part workshop on the history of early written communication and the ways we can communicate our messages well into the future. Join the University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s Mallory Genauer as we walk through the methods and examples of some of the first written communications. Apply these lessons as we discuss iconography, symbology, and graphic signifiers and the way Graphic Designers use them in daily practice. Then try your hand at your own inscription as we work in clay at Sugar Hill Clay to make tablets, mementos, and records that will last well into the future.

AIGA Members $45 | Non-Members $55

Saturday August 21st 1-3pm

Virtual Lecture and Discussion on Zoom

Saturday August 28th 1-4pm

Hands-on Clay Workshop

Sugar Hill Clay – 71 Garfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, United States

Sugar Hill Clay requires masks for attendees, regardless of vaccination status. AIGA Detroit encourages all attendees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Find a vaccine near you at

When & Where
Sat, Aug 21, 2021 - Sat, Aug 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
71 Garfield St
71 Garfield Street
Detroit, MI 48201