Artist Trading Cards
An Art Therapy Directive
Card Stock Scissors Glue Sticks
Magazines Different decorative items
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.
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.
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:
Art Junction - http://www.artjunction.org/atcs.php