The Poughkeepsie Studio got in touch with New York history during May’s Mail Art Spare Time session. Mail Art or Correspondence Art was developed in the ‘50s by Fluxus artist Ray Johnson and is still practiced all over the world. The idea is to create and share art through the postal system, but this can take many forms. You can check out wikipedia to learn about a few of them! For this activity, we gathered envelopes, cardstock, art supplies, and plenty of addresses.
- Stationery or Paper
- Markers or colored pencils
- Old magazines and glue/rubber cement can be used for collage
- Flat, easily-mailed objects like stickers or temporary tattoos
Author & Photo: Adaoha Uzoho-Onyekwelu