Artist Trading Cards at Rockport Public Library
Join us Saturday, June 19 from 2:00-4:00
Come learn more about ART@YOUR LIBRARY.
The ATC: Art for Everyone
On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 PM the Rockport Public Library warmly invites you
to make Artist Trading Cards. Have fun creating these 2 ½” x 3 ½” works of art.
Then add to your own card collection or trade with others.
All materials will be provided for free by the Library, but bring your own scissors
or any special craft materials you might want to have on hand.
The ATC Club meets on the third Saturday of the month and all are welcome.
Call the Rockport Public Library with any questions, 236-3642.
What are Artist Trading Cards?
ATCs are small works of art meant to be swapped and shared but not sold, and are the size of a
baseball card. ATCs were modeled after baseball cards in a project initiated by a Swiss artist in 1997.
More information can be found about this history on the website http://www.artist-trading-cards.ch/.
Since then thousands of artists all over the world have brought their own skills to the cards: sewing,
wood work, painting, photography, metal-smithing, printing, clay work, and certainly collage of every
conceivable kind. Another helpful website is www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html, where you will find
some of these techniques, although any internet search engine will give you
hours of ideas if you type in "artist trading cards."
Techniques will be demonstrated throughout the year by local artist Robinsunne,
and will include paper quilling, paper piercing, collage, rubber stamp imprints, sewing, book arts
techniques, and "zentangle" drawing. Participants will receive an original,
ATC-sized membership card. The ATC Club will initiate swaps with other clubs
and libraries, and of course swapping between participants is always
Hi, I’m Robinsunne your ATC art teacher at the Library. I have a whole new year’s
worth of ATC ideas for us to try out in 2010.
Some of them are based on what we did in 2009’s when we had 4 months of art journaling to study.
I have kept on reading, perusing the internet and I even took an online class. My journals are getting really juicy.
So this year, as we work on our ATC skills, I want you to keep in mind that they can be used on your cards,
in your journals, in your postal art and mixed media canvases.
Robinsunne is a mixed-media fiber artist, who began her career path at the age of four when she started to embroider.
She and her children live in Rockport. ATCs are one of the many shapes her art takes, along with quilted vessels and mixed-media quilts.
Visit Robinsunne's website at www.robinsunne.com
Download or puchase her new book The Great Library ATC Swap available now!
Rockport Public Library has 2 copies available for check-out.