Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Artists work on mini-masterpieces at Village Artisans

Village Artisan workshop participants Moya Shea and Louise Simons work with ATC instructors Ann Bain and Nancy Mellon on their individual Artist Trading Cards for an upcoming exhibit.

On Tuesday, March 23, Village Artisans hosted an Artist Trading Card workshop. According to the website,, Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of one-of-a-kind art created specifically with the idea of trading them with others -- like baseball cards -- at trading sessions. Participants get to meet different artists and are exposed to many different personal styles, then go home with a collection of original artwork that takes up a very small amount of space!

Works must be 2.5" x 3.5" and name, contact information, and title of the ATC are written on the back of each card. At Tuesday's workshop, instructors Ann Bain and Nancy Mellon provided a variety of materials including stamps, brushes, colored pens, paints, and papers along with helpful tips and instructions on various art mediums and techniques.

The next ATC workshop will be April 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Village Artisans, 100 Corry Street. Workshop fee is $12.00. All art supplies are provided. Space is limited.

In July, the co-op gallery will be hosting a month-long ATC exhibit. Anyone is invited to create and drop off up to 8 cards to hang in the show. Please write your name and contact info on the back of each card. Submissions must be in to Village Artisans by Friday, June 18.

On the last day of the show, Saturday, July 31, all artists are invited to come and trade their cards with the other artists from 1-3 p.m. It's a great way to build a unique collection of art.

For questions or to sign up for the April 27 workshop, contact Nancy Mellon at 767-1366 or

photos by Susan Gartner -- March 23, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- March 25, 2010