Hello mail-art friends,

 

I'm a teacher in an academy of arts in Belgium (Antwerp) and I'm planning to make with the kids (between 6 and 8 years) postcards to send through the wide world. It's to introduce them into another world of art, a form that isn't very commun for kids if they think about art.

The plan is that they will draw draw on one side on the half of the postcard their home/house/ place where they are living and that they leave the other half blank to let fill it up by another person out of another country, a mail-artist. Anyway, the mail-artist could create a drawing or collage or whatever onto the drawing of the child...and doing the same as the kid did on his card : drawing your place/house. that way the artist and the child will create a little neighbourhood with their two houses...will bring two cultures together on a card...and most of all : this action is something very new for the kids and they will be very surprised to see the result.

 

Who wants to participate in this? Just leave me a message if you want so.

I'm searching like 40 artists, one for every child.

 

The most important thing is that you will do something on the card of the kid and that it will come back to the kid. I promise you enough pic's of all the results and lots of feedback!

Would be pleased to hear you!

***Kathy

 

 

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Beautiful home from Dorien has arrived! And I shall be sending a "Greek" house in tomorrow's mail!

The "back side" house made from a little box is such a creative idea!
May you have much success with this beautiful project, Kathy...
from "Kathy" Katerina in Greece

Oooh Katerina 'Kathy', fine to see this card posted here. You know...so many kids, a class of 27 and one of 14...I do not remember well every card. If I see this one now I have to think already to the cliche-little-houses of the greek isles...blue and white, no? :) funny that this one arrived at your home. I trust in you and I'm sooo curious to see your art on the card!
I see Dorien back next saturday and I will tell her this! Thanks Katerina...hope we can mail to each other in the future! Thank you so much! You will here more from me of course! Hugs from the northwest! :)
Snooky and angie, I will try to catch their faces with my camera on that moment :)))
Hugs! Kathy

Arrived this weekend! A reply will follow.....

Thank you so much Lauriana for your enthousiasm! I can't wait to see it back, but we are patient...in some way ;)...ENJOY it girl!
Hi Kathy

I've seen quite a few calls for schools involved in mailart projects and have started a site for postal projects like yours - I'm hoping that people can get involved by posting up their mailart calls on there. The site is called Schoolswaps and is at http://schoolswaps.tumblr.com/

I'd really appreciate it if you put your mailart call up there too!

Andy
Hi Kathy!
These are the works received from your kids Simon and Maxim,one from me and the other for my niece Rachele Cheyenne. She has done her artwork and tomorrow I'll sent it to Maxim.
Soon will arrive mine too!
Best wishes
Maura


HAPPY MAIL ART TO YOUR KIDS!!!
Lovely Maura! Good you didn't showed me yet what's the result ;) Tommorrow I have lesson with maxim...but I guess it will arrive next week and he will bring it next saturday!
Hugs kathy

Hi Kathy,

my niece and my mail art arrived?

Maura Di Giulio and Rachele Cheyenne Tonelli

I realy hope so...

Best wishes

Maura

Dear Maura!

I didn't forget your cards. But it' s a huge work to make pictures, talk with the kids about the results, country's and cultures, give them a place on our wall and bring the pics home and sort them out and publish them finally on this site :)

So I always wait a while until I have some to post all together. You can find already that one of Rachelle but yours, sended to Simon, I hope he will bring it very soon to school, it arrived he told me, he 's still a little one so he forgets every week his card:))). ANyway you will hear of it and I want to thank both of you already for all this work! Lovely what Racelle did!!!

Hugs from the kids and me!!!

No probs, I can image how much work after it Kathy,

now I'm happy to know that they arrived.

Hugs to you and your nice kids

Maura

 

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