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Altered Postcards Class Nov 20

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Altered Postcards Online Class
Saturday, Nov 20, 1-3:30pm MDT
Instructor: Fran Meneley
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your class kit in time for class, please register by Nov 10.

This fun and easy collage class works small with a BIG punch! Join local artist Fran Meneley for an online class to learn how to alter a postcard with collage and simple paint techniques. Your humble card is now transformed into a small piece of art, suitable for sending through the mail or even framing. Fran begins class with a slide show of collage ideas and then demonstrates her favorite techniques for simple altering. She’s created a kit of materials for you to work with. The kit contains two postcards from her eclectic collection, a little packet of ephemera from her studio, a handout with resources and recommended books, plus a few other goodies.

Using scissors, a glue stick, some paints and pens, and a few favorite magazines of your own as fodder for collaging, you’ll complete a couple of altered cards that are ready for a stamp and a brief note. Join the “slow communication” crowd and connect with a friend through a message made more personal because you designed it. Think of how delighted your friend will be at the fun surprise in their mailbox!

This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Scissors
  • Craft/acrylic paint in favorite colors – one or two is fine. 
  • Art postcards from your travels. You can also use saved greeting cards. Fran will provide two postcards in the kit.
  • Sharpened pencil
  • A few favorite magazines for cutting up
  • Paper ephemera you’ve been saving
  • Optional: a few favorite gel pens and other pens for adding color
Class Kit Includes:
  • Two postcards from Fran’s travels and explorations
  • Ephemera packet – a selection of papers plus odds & ends from Fran’s personal collection
  • White Uni-ball SigNo pen 
  • Glue stick
  • “How to” sheet
  • List of Fran’s favorite mixed media supplies and art books
  • A few other surprises!
We ship class kits approximately 3 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number once your kit ships. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.

Zoom Info

Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the day before the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact

Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund the FULL class fee.

Instructor Bio

Fran Meneley is an artist living and working in Boulder, Colorado. She’s mad about journaling and has been at it in her studio and on the road for 20 years. A mixed media artist interested in how various media intersect, she loves to cook and eat (not in that order), travel and explore (anywhere, always), garden sporadically (in small containers), museum hop, dance (with or without a partner), teach art making, and scavenge and collect textiles and ephemera. She also facilitates an art retreat in Taos, New Mexico twice a year at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. 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 her work on her website and in these publications: 1,000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Beaded Embellishment by Amy Clarke, 500 Beaded Objects by Lark Books, and in issues of the following magazines: Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, and Beadwork. Her work is also in The Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project.