Mail Art Postcards

Date: June 15, 2013 – 1 to 4pm, free but registration is required.

Location: Family Activity Room at Britannia Community Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

Register: Register through the Vancouver Parks Board website (direct link).

Workshop Description

Join Artist/Facilitator Laura Bucci and learn about mail art, a worldwide cultural movement that began in the early 60s and involves sending visual art through the postal system. This workshop will help you get started to create a postcard for a mail art exhibition in November at Britannia Art Gallery as well as creating postcards for other projects or for friends. The artist will supply all materials to make a collage postcard using a variety of paper, rubber stamping, postal stickers, washi tape (decorative adhesive tape), colour pencils and markers. A typewriter will be available to add your own text. Bring a glue stick and scissors.

Maximum of 20 participants.


Please note: a  link for registration will be posted once it’s available

Introduction to Mail Art – July 6, Saturday, 12-3pm, $30/1 session, Ages 16+
Learn about the international network of Mail Art and the many types of artworks artists send through the postal system. Students will experiment with collage techniques to make their own works of 4X6 Mail Art.

Image Transfers and Collage for Mail Art – July 20, Saturday, 12-3pm, $35/1 session, Ages 16+
Experiment with simple ways to transfer photographic images and add collage elements for a personalized artwork. Please bring laser photocopies of photographs you would like to include in your artwork.

Stitching and Embroidery on Paper – Aug 10, Saturday, 12-3pm, $35/1 session, Ages 16+
Learn a variety of stitching techniques to add embroidered designs and fabric to your paper collages and cards. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques to make their own works of 4×6 Mail Art.

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