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Artist Trading Cards (ATC) 1. Colored Pencil on Black Background

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
York Street

Registration opens June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes will appear sold out until then.

Artist trading cards are small, 2.5” x 3.5” originals or small editions that are designed to be traded with other artists. Originally this was a way to collect artwork without cost. The project was initiated in 1997 by Zurich artist Vanci Stirnemann. These tiny treasures are now often sold as art card editions and originals (ACEOs). Since “the trade is the thing” with ATC, this aspect of the original project aims to encourage not only the trade of art (the noncommercial aspect) but also to build community through the trading network. Fee: $120/session member, $150/session non-member (includes four blank cards).

1. Colored Pencil on Black Background

Start with fine art paper cards in black and learn the basic techniques needed to create vibrant work in a reverse-lighting style. Compose your botanical subjects to fit the small format, and produce several beautiful botanicals that fit in the palm of your hand. Pre-requisites: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I, Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I.

• Fri, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin