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Warm-up with collage

Making up collage kits for the warm-up exercise in the mail art workshop

Making up collage kits for the warm-up exercise in the mail art workshop

This coming Saturday, June 15, I’ll be teaching a mail art workshop at my neighbourhood community centre–Britannia. The workshop is free but registration is required–full workshop info here. There’s a few spots left.

I’ve taught this workshop last year so I’ve had a bit of time to think of  a different way to teach the workshop to make it better. Here’s what’s different this year:

  • a small group activity so you can get to know your ‘neighbours’–there is always a lot of knowledge in the room so this will give us a chance to unearth it
  • viewing actual samples of mail art I’ve received so far for my mail art exhibition call – this is where i go; while viewing we’ll talk about mail art rules and interpretations
  • technique sharing of how to achieve layering effects
  • a warm-up collage activity to get you to trust your instincts
  • show and tell at the end of the workshop

You’ll have 2 full hours to work on your own postcards! All you have to bring is a glue stick and scissors.

I’m looking forward to teaching this workshop and trying my new ideas. If you can’t make it to this session, the next opportunity will be at The Richmond Art Gallery on July 6, that workshop is only $30. To register visit the Richmond Online Registration system and use barcode 317958.

The Richmond Art Gallery is also curating a mail art exhibition this year. The topic is Memory.