Trading Card Spectacular!
NEW! Exhibition on view through Mothers Day, 2016
The Third-Annual Trading Card Spectacular (formerly the Summer Sketchbook Spectacular) at Chases Garage is up and running through Sunday, May 7th and features over 1,000 artist trading cards from over 700 students in K-12, throughout the York School District, as well as work from some teachers. Trading Card Spectacular recognizes the outstanding work created by students over the course of the school year, juried by arts educators throughout the school district and the students themselves.
Come see what York's kids have been creating to during the
reception Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm here at Chases!
Artist trading cards are miniature works of art created on 2.5x3.5 inch heavy paper. They are originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced. The idea is that they are traded with other people who also produce cards. This project was initiated in 1997 by Zurich artist M. Vanci Stirnemann.
“One thing that I love about trading cards is that the small intimate size allows students to take risks and hone their craftsmanship without a large time commitment,” says Ashley Norman, art teacher at York High School and Chases artist.
The trading cards started as thumbnail sketches in their individual sketchbooks. Students were then tasked with developing their favorite ideas further on a larger scale, in their sketchbooks, and completed the card as their final draft. The students worked on revising and draft making as part of the creative process, and the cards served as a way for the students to work through multiple drafts on a small scale. Some students have been working on trading cards for as short as three weeks, while some of the students at CRES, VES, and YMS have been working in this style for years.