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Metal Manipulation Workshop and Artists Trading Cards

Sept. 20, 2010


Metal Manipulation Workshop and Milwaukee Artist Trading Card Live Trade


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Greendale Public Library

(please enter through Health Department entrance on 5650 Parking Street)

(414) 423-2136




9:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn basic techniques for metal manipulation that can be applied to Artist Trading Cards (ATC), scrap booking and other creative endeavors. This two hour workshop will have you tapping, bending, and folding. The techniques shown will be applied for an ATC but can be used in any format. Feel free to bring anything you would like to use but basic supplies will be provided. Kimberly Butts is an art teacher from the Chicago. An example of what we will be making can be seen at

The registration fee is $25.

To register, stop at the Library or send a $25 check to made out to The Greendale Public Library Foundation to


5647 Broad Street

Greendale, WI 53129


(see reverse side for free afternoon program schedule)






MILWAUKEE ARTIST TRADING CARD LIVE TRADE (no registration and no fee for afternoon session)


1:00-4:00 p.m.


1:00-2:30 p.m.

ATCs on the World Wide Web

Participants will learn about internet resources for making Artist Trading Cards, including tutorials, inspiration, and ATC galleries. Find out how the Milwaukee ATC Flickr site can help you. Learn where and how to trade on-line with ATC artists around the world. If you have sites to recommend, Please email your suggested sites to


2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

ATC Trading Session

Participants should bring a minimum of 20 cards to trade with members of the Milwaukee ATC group. The September "Potluck Trade" theme is “Eat, Drink and Make Art.” Please try to bring at least one card in this theme for the "Potluck Trade.” Otherwise make the cards you want to make and bring those to trade. Participants from the morning class are welcome to attend and see how a live trade is conducted.


What is an Artist Trading Cards or ATC?


Artist Trading Cards or ATCs are small works of art measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches that are made to be traded between artists. ATCs are also the same size as poker playing cards, which make a good base for collages. They can be made in any media on any subject.


Why make and trade ATCs? The small size of the card allows you to experiment with new media and techniques without spending a lot of money on supplies. For many participants, the interaction with other artists and the opportunity to learn new things is more important than the trading of the art itself. Trading on-line has become very popular, especially for artists who cannot attend live trades locally.



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