“A Mystery ATC” with Patti Euler

?Are you ready for a mystery?

ATC’s are a most artful addiction, don’t you think? And who doesn’t like a mystery? So, if you feel lucky, come take a chance on a fun and creativity and maybe just a little mysterious morning making several ATC’s to add to your collection.  Bring your basic kit, including your paper trimmer.  All other supplies to make your ATC Cards will be provided.

Artist trading cards have been around since the late 1990’s as a way for artists to meet in person and trade their small works of art.  Initially there were only two rules: the size 2.5 x 3.5, the same format as baseball trading cards, and secondly, they must be traded and never sold. ATCs are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged and collected by the people who participate in the collaborative performance.  Since the inception of this art form the rules have evolved and changed. The size is still 2.5x 3.5.  However, many artists have found that there is a demand for their miniature artworks, and these are called ACEOs (Artist Cards Editions & Originals).

If you are new to this art form or a seasoned ATC artist, come spend a few hours with us exploring the popularity of Artist Trading Cards. ATCs are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.), or even metals, fiber, wax and other materials. We will provide you with blank cards, playing cards and papers to use in this workshop.  Embellishments and other sparkly goodies will also be provided. You can make as many ATCs as time permits.

If you are game, we can trade a few cards at the end of the session.

Student Supply list:

Please bring scissors, glue stick. a foam blending tool, and double-sided tape. Feel free to bring some of your own papers and embellishment.

Everything else will be provided.


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