ATCs in the Classroom

As a follow-up to my last posting, I’ve set up a project site to promote the making and swapping of artist trading cards (ATCs) in and between classrooms. For those unfamiliar with ATCs, they are small works of art (2.5 x 3.5 in.) that are created and traded between artists. Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann first developed the concept of ATCs in 1996, which has since gained increasing popularity around over the globe.

Many artists who make ATCs use the Internet to display their cards and to locate others willing to trade cards by mail or to share ideas. ATCs in the Classroom builds on this practice and aims to encourage teachers to explore the potential of artist trading cards as a creative learning medium with students.