The Ultimate Penpal Guide: Join the Snail Mail Revolution

Sharmane Coquilla, Creative Documentation Artist

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9 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Class Overview

    • 2. Introduction to the Snail Mail Revolution

    • 3. Finding My First Penpal

    • 4. Making My First Snail Mail

    • 5. Making My First Mail Art

    • 6. Sending Mail via the Post Office

    • 7. Keeping My Penpal: Penpal Etiquette

    • 8. Project Brief + Giveaway Details

    • 9. Snail Mail + Mail Art Project: Instructional Video

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About This Class


They say the age of snail mails are long gone, but contrary to popular belief there is a huge community who are a part of the #snailmairevolution! There is a community of people who continue the practice of exchanging mail using regular post office services all working to revive the dying art of pen-palling.

As a snail mail advocate myself, I continue to  write to different penpals from all across the globe and exchange written stories and hand-crafted mail art.

This class is perfect for both the simply curious and also for those passionately interested in the idea of pen-palling. Take part in this worldwide movement of keeping the love for analogue alive through ‘old school’ letter writing!

This ultimate guide to starting your penpal journey will discuss the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Snail Mail Revolution
  • Finding My First Penpal
  • Making My First Snail Mail + Mail Art
  • Sending Mail via the Post Office
  • Keeping My Penpal: Penpal Etiquette
  • Project Brief +Giveaway Details
  • Snail Mail + Mail Art Project: Instructional Video

At the end of the class, you’d be set with all the information and confidence to take a part of the Snail Mail Revolution and send off that first penpal letter via post.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to be a part of the penpalling community!


Plus to make this class more exciting, all enrolled students are eligible to be a part of the a recurring snail mail giveaway!



1. Prize: The mail art flipbook featured in the instructional video will be mailed via regular post to one of the first 300 students of this class.

2. Additional Entry: All students who create a project in this class gain additional THREE entries to the draw for the giveaway.

3. Draw Date: The draw will be done once the class reaches 300 students to celebrate the milestone.

4. Announcement: The winner will be announced in the discussions board under the 'Community' tab of the class. The winner will have to send mailing details to [email protected] within thirty days of the announcement.

5. Recurring Draw: Every time the class doubles in size after the first 300 students, specifically at 600, 1200, 2400 and 5800, a new and different flipbook mail art as prize shall be drawn for another giveaway. All enrolled students and projects posted at each milestone shall be eligible for every draw made. Same terms outlined above shall be observed for the recurring giveaway.

This giveaway is not in anyway sponsored by Skillshare or any other third party. I, creator of this class, choose to do this giveaway as way to thank the students for taking part in the class and further inspire more people to join the snail mail revolution.  




  View whole mail art flip through at the end of the final video.