Looking for a way to make and collect artwork with a tight schedule and wallet? Consider ATC's or artist trading cards. These miniature works of art are the hot trend right now in the Art-world and Etsy-ville. They are also referred to as ACEO's or artist cards, originals and editions.
JackBear Stamps. Below is my first stab at it. I chose to reflect my fiber background by printing on silk and piecing my card together and my feminist sensibilities by choosing an anti-shaving theme. So fun, so fast, so lucrative! Check out the ACEO Etsy Street Team for some collaboration and ideas!
The high school Art Club I run is trading ATC's we made at our meetings with two other area schools as well. It's a quick after school project and a way to connect and collaborate with other districts. To get your students more involved with ATC's or ACEO's there is also a competition running through School Arts Magazine here. The deadline is December 1st 2009!