summer/fall 2020 classes for Middle and High School Students
Creative Connections – FREE!
Artist Trading Cards & Beyond
Tuesdays on Zoom
Make art, share ideas and stay connected
Recommended for ages 11-16
Create artist trading cards alongside others – free and ongoing through the summer
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm 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 through the summer and perhaps into the fall. There is no need to “finish” a card in one meeting. You may find you work on one card for many weeks, work on several at once or just doodle and sketch on regular paper which can later be integrated into a card.
We will not physically trade our cards. If you’d like to, you can trade or mail your cards to each other, but we will leave that to you. Instead, if you choose, you can send us photos of your finished creations (front and back). We hope to put them together in a small book.
Consider both sides of the card. One side can represent looking inward. The other side, can represent reaching out, reconnecting. Traditionally cards are small, about 2.5”x3.5.” But yours can be any size (small is a relative term).. We will condense them to a more or less uniform size in the book. They can also be dimensional for you 3-d people out there!
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!
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