Nov 19, 2015 Thursday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Even with the ever-increasing postal rates, there are still a small group of us who believe in sending handwritten letters and documenting our vacations through postcards. In this class, we will introduce you to the world of mail art and mail swapping. We will discuss how you can use your artistic talents when sending mail, where to find pen pals, postal rules, the best mail swapping sites and all of the interesting items you can send or potentially receive! Each student will create a piece of mail art (we'll mail it for you!), leave with fun mail goodies, and get to play with our awesome typewriter.

Bring one of the following:
a bundle of lavender
a handmade surprise (I love miniature things)
any book from this list (
fresh flowers for the Trade School space
fresh local coffee to serve during class
homemade or local natural linen sprays
something creative with the Trade School logo on it
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!