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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Artist Trading Cards


Artist Trading Cards

An Art Therapy Directive


Materials:
            Card Stock                  Scissors                                   Glue Sticks
            Magazines                   Different decorative items                                         

Concept:

            Creating art can be stressful sometimes. That is why making a “little piece of art” may not be so overwhelming. In this directive you will decorate a baseball-sized card that you can trade with your friends, family, or even acquaintances from around the world.


Procedures:

            Take the card stock and cut it in to rectangles of 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm). On one side, glue images from magazines for a collage or paint/draw what you would like; creating a little piece of art. On the back side, give the card a “Title” at the top, and then a description of what the card means to you, under the title. Personalize the theme so that it is something special or important to you. Finish the card by placing your signature at the bottom, along with the date. Either keep the card for your personal collection or trade it with someone else who is doing trading cards also.



Reflection/Processing Questions:

1)  What was it like to create your own little piece of art work?

2)  How does it feel to be able to trade it with someone that appreciates your art creation?

3)  What sorts of ideas do you have for your next artist trading card?


Expressive Outcome Possibilities:

1)  Person(s) will be able to be creative and expressive.

2)  Person(s) will be able to explore and experience different art media.

3)  Person(s) will be able to increase their sense of self-worth and value.

4)  Person(s) will be able to connect with others and reach out in healthy ways to share.

Web-sites to Check Out:




Disney’s Family Fun - http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/artist-trading-cards-1022750/

3 comments:

  1. Hello Debrah, I am an Arts in Medicine student at the University of Florida and I am very familiar with the artist trading cards. I would like to use your post in one of my disussion boards if that is ok. I am also a volunteer with a local adult day care facility and will be using this directive with them. Thank you so much for sharing your work. It is awesome. My name is Robin and you can reach me at artrobstudios@gmail.com

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  2. Hello Debrah, I am an Arts in Medicine student at the University of Florida and I am very familiar with the artist trading cards. I would like to use your post in one of my disussion boards if that is ok. I am also a volunteer with a local adult day care facility and will be using this directive with them. Thank you so much for sharing your work. It is awesome. My name is Robin and you can reach me at artrobstudios@gmail.com

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  3. Hello Debrah. My name is Sylvan Fluharty and I am part of the South Texas Art Therapy Association. Thank you for posting this wonderful resource. Laura Johnson and I are doing a presentation at one of our meetings for our local art therapy chapter. We loved your directives and would like to be able to share your site and ideas with our group. Would this be okay with you? You can reach us at stxarttherapy@gmail.com.

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