snail mail surprises

3 Aug

I taught my final summer art workshop for kids today: SNAIL MAIL SURPRISES. A bunch of 8+ year old cuties came out to make their own stationery, cards, envelopes and postcards to mail off to their friends, family and neighbours using stamping, drawing and collage techniques. We had tons of fun! The kids made some truly fantastic treats to send through the postal system. A lot of them took envelopes and stationery home and will hopefully send some more mail art in the near future. Teaching about and sharing my love for snail mail makes me so happy!

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5 Responses to “snail mail surprises”

  1. Anna Jane Searle 04/08/2011 at 10:37 #

    What a fantastic idea. I’m so glad you have got children involved. The days of pen pals has been reborn again.

  2. Jeannine | SaylorMade 04/08/2011 at 13:36 #

    Awe… my heart is just melting over the cuteness (especially the spelling mistake of ‘friends’). That class sounds like it was a blast and I really hope some of them carry on the pen pal and mail art tradition. I loved having pen pals growing up… and I still do. ;-)

  3. Kye Sangha 15/08/2011 at 11:33 #

    This looks like a whole barrel of fun! The kids were lucky to have you come in & share a passion with them-who knows where it will lead?

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