This School Year - Waco Charter School Art
The Art Guild executive board decided
to limit the Letzler Art Awards to the Waco Charter School this year,
since we were not very successful in involving many schools last year.
We will vote on the winners at one of our meetings, then award ribbons
and cash to the winners during the school day.
The Principal, Bonnie McRae, would very much like to have
us provide some art lessons for the students after the regular school
day. We had six volunteers at the September meeting. We need at least
two more in order to be able to have four groups of two members, each of
which would only need to provide one lesson a month - at this point,
only about six times during the year. Please be a part of this artistic
outreach. We will begin with lessons from 4:15 to 5 p.m. on either
Wednesday or Thursday, at the convenience of the team members. Depending
upon the response, we might want to adjust the time. The school can
provide materials, but can't afford to hire an art teacher. We are an
organization committed to promoting art; now is the time to do it.
October 10 - Suzi Ickles - Artist Trading
will will tell us all about the basics of ATCs – Artist Trading Cards.
They’ve been around officially a little more than 10 years, so the
concept is still relatively new to some people. The idea is that a
person creates a visual image on a 2 ˝ x 3 ˝ paper and trades cards with
another person. The art medium can be anything that an artist wants to
use: pencils, pens, paints, or whatever. Suzi will bring samples of
cards traded through an on-line group (Cyberscribes) and the ones she
has created. She will be showing a PowerPoint program originally
created for her middle school art students, and
will have a handout for Art Guild
attendees to take home. Suzi assures us that ATCs are a lot of fun to
make and trade, and she hopes we will join in the fun. Just
seeing it should be fun, so join us at the
time and place: 1:30 for conversation and
refreshments, 2 p.m. meeting and demo; Waco Charter School, 615 N 25th
Street. Bring some of your work for Show and Tell. We'll vote on our
favorites this month. And bring friends. The first visit is free, and
they can join
the rest of
for only $4.
October 10 - Suzi Ickles - Artist Trading Cards
Ickles (eye-kles) is an art teacher in China Spring, and the daughter of
Marie Ferrell, a former member of the Art Guild, when it was known as
CASA. She has been trading cards with other artists for several years,
and has recently been involving her students in doing them.
showed us examples of cards she has made and some she has received from
others. The trading is accomplished by sending some of your cards to an
exchange, along with a self addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). A week
or two later, your SASE arrives with the same number of cards that you
sent, but from artists all over the world.
Suzi gave us an original card of hers (one of which is
shown at the right) and a handout which outlined the rules of the
1. Size 2 ˝ x 3 ˝ inches on any kind of paper. (She uses
2. They are traded, never sold.
3. Must be original artwork.
4. Must be flat enough to fit in a divided plastic sleeve.
5. On the back is information about the artist, including date, theme,
edition size and number.
Suzi recommended a book, Artist Trading Card Workshop as a good
reference. More information can be obtained at
Thanks to Suzi for an interesting presentation and her
card. Thanks also to Rose Jacobson, Bobbee Watts, Karen Gorman, and
Nancy Cagle for refreshments, and to those who brought works for Show
and Tell. Voting on favorites resumed this month. First place went to
Rose Jacobson, 2nd to Carol McClinton, and Nancy Cagle and Bobbee Watts
tied for 3rd. They are show below.
Show and Tell:
Nancy Cagle Rose Jacobson
Carol McClinton Bobbee Watts