Art Trading Cards

ATC Group (Art Trading Cards) The “Art Trading Cards” group meets to design and paint art trading cards.  Artist trading cards, or ATCs, began in the tradition of business cards, but with a personal, artistic twist. Artist trading cards are generally 2 ½” x 3 ½” (The size of playing cards and other trading cards). Drawing and painting are easily done at this size, but so are plenty of other arts, including leather work, metal work, and collage.  The ATC events are open to all ages and levels of artists.  There is no charge to join in; just come and have fun. The purpose of ATCs is to trade with other artists, so once you have a selection of cards, trade them.  Start a collection of ATCs and try to get as many as you can. Enjoy the fun filled experience of creating ATCs.


 Join Paula Haynes to meet new friends, and participate in conversation and creativity!
PaulaATCs 2017







March 11, 1:30 – 4:OO, 2017 at the MCL Grand, Classroom 3. Making cards, trading cards and trading with the New York League.

Making and trading ATC cards at ColorPalooza, Saturday, April 8, 2017 in
Old Town Lewisville, 9:30 – 4:00.

Member Meeting Workshop Program: Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 – 9:00, 2017 at the MCL Grand.  “Hands On”, making cards, ideas and instructions.

 Workshop for Western Days, Saturday, September 9th,1:30 -4:00 MCL Grand.

Making and trading ATC cards at the 2017 Western Days Festival, Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. in Old Town Lewisville

Making and trading ATC cards at the 2017 Bloomin Bluegrass in the rose garden of the Historical Park in Farmers Branch in October (DTBD)

Making ATC cards and ornaments, November 11, 1:30 – 4:00 for the “Holiday Stroll”at the MCL Grand Classroom 3.

Making and trading ATC Cards, December 2, 2017, at the Lewisville “Christmas Stroll”, 9:30 – 4:00.


ATC display in the showcase of the MCL Grand.

Showcase 2

ATC activities going to community gatherings.

VAL trades ATC’s with West Seneca Art Society in New York.  Here is a glimpse of the traded cards.