Creative Connections – FREE!
Artist Trading Cards & Beyond
every Tuesday through December 15, 2020
5:00-6:00 pm (mountain time)
Make art, share ideas and stay connected
Recommended for ages 11-16
Create artist trading cards alongside others – free and ongoing through 2020
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm for Middle & High Schoolers
We hope this can be a fun and thoughtful creative group time for all. We are asking those who join us to try and create at least one artist trading card that reflects on your personal experience, feelings or thoughts during this time of the pandemic You can be as literal or abstract as you want. Our goal is to bring people together by responding creatively to this uncertain period of time.
We will continue this project indefinitely, as long as there is interest! There is no need to “finish” a piece in one meeting. You may find you work on one artwork for many weeks, work on several pieces at once or just doodle, sketch and brainstorm the hour away. It’s all good!
Traditionally artist trading cards are small, about 2.5 x 3.5 inches. But yours can be any size. We want you to be thoughtful about your own work, as well as the other participants. We encourage everyone to share their work and make positive comments about each others. We are there to offer feedback, technical help, and encouragement. Each session is an hour long and will have sharing time and quiet working time. We reserve the right to remove any participant at any time for inappropriate artwork or behavior.
Materials for artist trading cards:
For the actual card use card stock, heavy paper, or an actual playing card or card from a board game that is approximately 2.5″ x 3.5.”
For creating, anything goes: paint, pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, stamps, ribbon, fabric, old magazines, notes, lists, doodles, recipes, photos, thread, hole punchers, scissors, sparkly glue, duct tape, masking tape, scotch magic tape (you can draw on magic tape), … you get the idea!
Click here for more information on artist cards.