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Re: Pen Pals

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Amenay2_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 07:51:58 PDT


Going beyond pen pals...have you tried postal art. It's been a long time
since I have sent any postal art out but I assume it is still allowed. As
long as you pay first class postage and the item fits all of the requirements
of that class...plus occassionally a handling fee...you can send almost
anything through the mail. I sent wire sculptures and received teapots (real
teapot with beautiful flowers stuck in it) through the mail. These are sent
and arrive unwrapped, unboxed...etc thus the postal art title. I have made
large posters, etc. This can take pen pal experiences to the next level. I
am going to do this with my IS students this year (if still allowed) as a
project of communication and artistic expression with some of our neighboring
 schools. Yes...I have sent things out of the country as well (Europe).

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