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!
my niece and my mail art arrived?
Maura Di Giulio and Rachele Cheyenne Tonelli
I realy hope so...
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