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TArts' ATCs Swap - Theme: TBA

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  • (Remember: No need to participate every month- create when you can!)

    TArts' ATCs Exchange

    What are ArtisticTradingCards?

    ==> SIZE IS THE ONLY RULE ATC's must be 2 ½ “ by 3 ½

    -ATC's are tiny works of original art, that we will be trading within the group.

    -BRING: 2 finished cards each month for the exchange.

    How to make them?

    -Background foundation: Use a heavier weight paper, something good to attach art to or make art work on, ie, card stock, playing card, plastic, metal, cardboard, balsa wood.

    Use your imagination!

    -Depth: size must be able to fit it into a standard envelope

    -Next comes focal images and embellishments and build up using multi media.

    -Reverse side, place your Name, Contact info., Theme, Date.

    -A theme will be announced at each Meet-up.

    --NOTE: If you want to participate and you don't have time to make the monthly themed-style, make any theme to exchange.

    ==> Remember: No need to participate every month –create and exchange when you can

    Remember: Research, Pinterest, You Tube and Internet search: Artist Trading Cards! 

    For those who make ATC's, display them on the front table by 10:00 am to share your artwork.

    11:30am: Photographs will be taken.

    11:35am: Cards will be placed in 2 separate baskets.

    DRAWING: Baskets will be walked around for those who participated, to draw your two cards.

    ENJOY the cards you receive.

    What is this theme about?** ATCs typically have a theme to focus on.  I know having a theme can help me put some thought into my work, get me thinking, let me play with my brain as well as my eyes.  Also part of ATCs are to put some time into what we do, put effort into our work and I think the theme can help me do that.                                                                  

    • What if I make more than 2 ATCs?  We’ll have a basket to share extras, maybe one or 2, but please do not make one for each member.  We’re not going for quantity.

    Info/ideas:  Check the files section under the 'More' tab for additional information and ideas regarding ATCs.  

    History: In[masked], a new art culture sprang up which rejected the tradition of critiquing and pricing art. Swiss artist m. vanci stirnemann is hailed as the father of the Artist Trading Card (ATC) movement. stirnemann, inspired by hockey trading cards, created and showcased 1200 similarly-sized cards-his original works of art-in his gallery in Zurich, Switzerland. He told people who wanted one of his cards to come back and bring one of their own in trade. A movement was born.

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