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Making ItMail Art and Artist Trading Cards

View from above showing a desk with pencils, markers, paper.

Connect and collaborate with projects inspired by Warhol’s creative correspondence with fellow artist and friend, Ray Johnson. Mail art, Johnson’s artistic practice, began in the 1950s and used the postal service as a way to engage with a number of people on multiple pieces at a time. Similarly, The Warhol’s Youth Arts Council produced a series of Artist Trading Cards to connect with their peers outside of virtual meetings by trading and collecting cards through the mail.  

About the Making It Series

The Warhol’s Making It videos are designed to spark creativity and engagement at home. Artist educators demonstrate short, accessible hands-on activities inspired by Warhol’s life, art, and legacy. Designed for makers of all ages and skill levels, these award-winning activities use simple materials commonly available around the house and encourage playful experimentation. To watch more Making It videos, visit the archives.

About the Learning and Public Engagement Team

The Warhol’s Learning and Public Engagement team strives to engage audiences from different walks of life with relevant, accessible opportunities for learning, creative expression, skill-building, and connection. Whether at the museum, in the community, or online, our goal is to leave our audiences feeling inspired, empowered, and equipped with the skills they need to thrive in a changing world. To learn more, visit