Postal Alchemy: The Magic of Mail Art
Journaleen Headquarters Presents: An Online Mini-Workshop w/ Juliana Coles
People have been asking me how I make
my mail art cards as seen on my www.julianacoles.etsy.com shop, and so I thought I would share my secrets!! Registration for this online
workshop is open and ongoing. This workshop focuses on a fall/Halloween theme, but gives instructions for using these
same mixed media mail art techniques for any holiday and any theme...or no theme at all! So you may register at any time during
the year and keep coming back to post and share new postcards with a creative community in a ongoing workshop!
Registration is now open!
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This is the perfect introductory workshop to my unique style without the intensity of inner work. This workshop
is strictly for fun and to get you out of your creative rut. This course is suitable for all ages, all
levels, and no prior experience is necessary.
What is Mail Art? Simply put, mail art is art that goes through
the mail. Discover Postal Alchemy with my mad methods for raw expression and uncover the magic of mixed media! You will learn to creatively “mass produce” at least 20-30
mixed media Mail Art Postcards in about 3 hours ( an easy evening or weekend workshop!). This workshop is fun and addicting
and you will create postcards as mini treasures and works of art that you can trade with friends, give away as gifts
or holiday cards, mail them as thank you notes, etc., and some of these you will even want to frame! Add a to/from label and
stamp to this alchemical mix, extra postage required, and you’ve got instant mail art postcards that will astound and
amaze everyone you know with your brilliant creativity!
This is my basic mail art class and it contains:
Full color downloadable PDF files, downloadable audio files
in MP3, supportive video, and discussion groups with prompts to help you learn to share your work with others and have a place
to discuss any issues or problems, create a community, as well as join the mail art exchange group! The full color PDF files,
presented like a cool graphically designed zine contain a brief history of mail art, a basic supply list as well as recommendations
for gathering Fall, Halloween, Day of the Dead (or any other theme or non theme) related ephemera, a library on inspiring
books on the subject, some samples of my mail art exploits into addresses unknown, as well as all the hints and techniques
necessary to go postal including a few homework assignments to expand your experience of mail art.
Please note: this workshop does not offer
input or moderation from me ( However I do monitor groups for safety issues and you can always email me personally with any
concerns or problems), though you will have great fun sharing your postcards in the tribal forum or group discussions to get
some ideas of how other people work and gain valuable feedback and set up your own mail art exchanges! These Mail Art assignments
are mainly visual and do not include any visual journaling assignments or exercises that combine journal writing with artwork-
that‘s another class!
Please email me if you have any concerns or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you hit that paypal button, please read description carefully, there will be no refunds!
Registration Details (Please
$55.00 for Basic Workshop (audio, video and pdf lesson
plans - this includes everything you need for the workshop!)
content for this ongoing workshop will be available until Nov. 30, 2016. I monitor group discussions or “Tribal
Councils” for safety, but do not respond or moderate. Once I receive payment, I will send you two email invites to the
email address associated with your paypal account; one from Ning the main workshop page where you will need to sign
up or sign in, and one from Shutterfly where I have all the class video. Instructions for the workshops will be at Ning.
Check your trash folder for the invites. These invitations are sent manually, and I do not check email 24/7, so please be
patient. If you sign up on a Friday-Sunday, you will not receive your invites until Monday.
Please read description
carefully before clicking on Paypal. There will be no refunds.
For more info on policies see FAQ’s and “Policies” listed on front page of the Institute