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Wellin Mail

Wellin Mail

The Wellin Museum wants to be your art pen pal! Sending art in the mail is a fun way to share your creativity with others. 

Mail your art back to us, or mail it to a friend! Our mail-art activity posts will give you some ideas of what to make. If you mail your art to us, the Wellin education team will send you something we made.

This is a free art program for youth in the Central New York region.
 

How It Works:

  1. Sign up and we will send you a Starter Kit with stamps, colored paper, an envelope stencil, Wellin Mail stickers, and a welcome letter!
  2. We’ll post a Wellin Mail art activity every two weeks on Fridays. 
  3. Mail your art to us or to a friend! If you send us something, we’ll mail something back to you. Write our address on the front of the envelope. Be sure to include a return address and use a stamp!

Wellin Museum of Art
℅ Wellin Mail
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd. 
Clinton, NY 13323

Mail Art is a movement based on the principle of sending small scale works through the postal service. In the 1960s, artist Ray Johnson started mailing small collaborative drawings, poems, and collages to other artists and friends. They would respond with their own original creations. Some of Johnson's mail art works included instructions to "please add to" a drawing he had started. Wellin Mail is inspired by this tradition, playing with art to connect with each other and surprise one another.
 


Activities:

Portrait Poetry | Brainstorming

Printable Templates:

 

Video Tutorials:

The Wellin Museum wants to be your art pen pal! Sending art in the mail is a fun way to share your creativity with others. Learn how to make your own envelope to join in on the art mailing fun
When you're done, mail your art back to us, or mail it to a friend! Our mail-art activity posts will give you some ideas of what to make. If you mail your art to us, the Wellin education team will send you something we made.
Get more information and sign up here — http://bit.ly/WellinMail

Contour Coloring!

The Wellin Museum wants to be your art pen pal! Sending art in the mail is a fun way to share your creativity with others. Learn how to “take a line for a walk” through contour coloring.
When you're done, mail your art back to us, or mail it to a friend! Our mail-art activity posts will give you some ideas of what to make. If you mail your art to us, the Wellin education team will send you something we made. 
Get more information and sign up here — http://bit.ly/WellinMail


The Wellin Museum wants to be your art pen pal! Sending art in the mail is a fun way to share your creativity with others. Learn about composite creatures and create your own collage.
When you're done, mail your art back to us, or mail it to a friend! Our mail-art activity posts will give you some ideas of what to make. If you mail your art to us, the Wellin education team will send you something we made. 
Get more information and sign up here — http://bit.ly/WellinMail
 
The Wellin Museum wants to be your art pen pal! Sending art in the mail is a fun way to share your creativity with others. Learn how to make a friendship bracelet.