Artist Trading Cards: A classroom unit, a graduate studies final project, and personal artwork development.
Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) are ways to express, show, and spread creativity and individual expression while engaging in a globalized society. Throughout this unit, students explore different themes that relate to themselves as cultural and creative individuals while also participating in a global world by sending their artwork to other students overseas. This communication spreads understanding while also sharing a small part of your world with others.
These artist trading cards were made by my 7th grade students at American Academy Casablanca. On April 22, they were shipped off to Westran High School in Missouri to be traded with High School students there. My students were able to choose their own theme, relating either to Moroccan Culture, personal creativity, or an artistic aspect they want to explore.
In addition to the project, I created my own set of ATC's, and tied this wonderful exchange that was happening in my classroom to my Graduate Studies. I completed a final project researching the benefits of ATC's in contributing to local cultural celebration as well as participating in a globalized society.
Personal Artwork: ATC's