Artist Trading Cards
April 03, 2013
The Library is trying something new! We are making a point of being out in our community to provide access to library resources for those who cannot come to the Library.
Recently, we took our outreach to Richardson and Mason Elementary Schools, where two of our staff members helped students create Artist Trading Cards. These miniature works of art are baseball card sized multi-media masterpieces first conceptualized by artist M. Vanci Stirnemann. From his studio in Zurich, Stirnemann began a small-art movement, and in 2000, the first International Biennial of Artist Trading Cards took place. Eighty artists from ten different countries participated, and last week, Lee’s Summit 5th graders got to experience that art movement with library staff.
At the Artist Trading Card Workshop, students made their 2 ½ by 3 ½ inch cards using collage, markers, watercolors, foam shapes, and even dryer sheets. They did a really great job using their creativity to make unique art. They were so impressive that the art teachers decided to include this project in their schedules next year.
Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated in the Artist Trading Card Workshop!
Colbern Road Branch