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Altered Postcards In-Store Class Mar 17

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Altered Postcards In-Store Class 
Sunday, March 17, 1-4pm 
 Fran Meneley
Limit: 6 students. All participants must be 15 years or older.

Class Details:

These postcards are wild and crazy! To create them, longtime collage artist Fran Meneley starts with a purchased art postcard and transforms it with some simple-to-learn techniques. Voila! The humble postcard is now a small piece of mail art. 

Class starts with an inspiring slideshow. Fran points out how various techniques are used and demonstrates her favorites. She brings in a wealth of ephemera and art supplies from her private stash for the class. Choose what you’d like to work with, then start experimenting away. Fran circles the table answering questions and providing advice.    

 By the end of class you’ll have a few altered postcards that are ready for a stamp and a brief note - or let the card itself be the message. It's no surprise that we at Two Hands Paperie love handwritten notes. (We say “fie!” on texts and emails with their cold, hard, sans-serif fonts.) Join the slow communication crowd and connect with a friend through an artful postcard. It’s more personal because it’s your own design and written in your handwriting.

COVID Safety
Due to the limited size of the classroom, social distancing will not be possible. Attendees of the class are welcome to wear masks. Help keep community members and our staff safe, please do not attend the class if you are feeling sick. Please contact ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Optional: favorite postcards
  • Optional: small sharp scissors suitable for fine cutting
  • Optional: small, flat embellishments you’d like to use
  • Optional: apron

    Class Materials Include:

    • A variety of postcards
    • Pens, pencils, and markers
    • Ephemera, adhesive, scissors, and other creative tools/supplies

    Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.

    Instructor Bio

    Fran Meneley is an explorer, journaler, painter, maker, teacher, and workshop facilitator for the Taos Studio Retreat in New Mexico. For 23 years she’s been journaling, writing, collaging, and painting in her studio and on the road. She loves to cook and eat (not in that order), travel and explore (always, anywhere), garden sporadically (and in small containers), museum hop, blog (exploring life, travel, and art – the good stuff), dance (with or without a partner), teach art (big and small humans), and scavenge and collect. Fran is inspired by the intricacies and divine beauty of nature, and is a lifelong learner and experimenter. In a former life she was Associate Publisher of a nationally circulated environmental magazine called Buzzworm

    You can find Fran’s work in 1,000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Beaded Embellishment by Amy Clarke, 500 Beaded Objects by Lark Books, and The Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project. She’s also in issues of the following magazines: Studios, Beadwork, and Cloth, Paper, Scissors. To read an interview on the Two Hands Paperie blog about Fran’s creative process and teaching, click HERE. Also visit Fran’s website: and find her on Instagram: @athandstudio.

    Fran lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband. She delights in the fact that her grown, adventurous children visit often!


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