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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    acclaimed picture book artists and writers Micha Archer one such artist creates brilliantly colored collages for books book covers and magazines She even designed stamps for the Massachusetts State Park system In addition to being skilled at her craft she s also a former elementary teacher Needless to say I m thrilled that she s offering an illustration class for 10 13 yr READ MORE Signing Day July 2nd 2012 Share I wanted to share some great photos from Eric Carle s signing at The Museum last Saturday Hundreds of people came out to meet Eric and get their books signed Laurie Meghan and Aiyi helped guests make art in the Art Studio READ MORE Pages first previous 1 2 Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August 2015 4 July 2015 3 June 2015 3 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 March 2015 3 February 2015 4 January 2015 1 December 2014 2 November 2014 4 October 2014 5 September 2014 10 August 2014 2 July 2014 3 June 2014 4 May 2014 3 April 2014 4 March 2014 6 February 2014 5 January

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201207?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Professional Development at The Barn | Carle Museum
    Usually the hosts of workshops for children s writers and illustrators Learning Through Picture Book Art A Workshop for Teachers was the Foundation s first weekend for educators so we were honored to be in the collaboration The weekend was held at The Barn the Foundation s meeting facility and guest cabins in Boyds Mills PA Teachers guest presenters and instructors alike were treated to warm hospitality comfy accommodations in a beautiful setting and delicious food for our stomachs and our minds Rosemary lead two workshops The Visual Thinking Strategies and The Whole Book Approach I followed up with Making Art with Young Children and Bookmaking and Beyond Guest speakers included Children s Book Librarian Anita Ditz Author Illustrator Pat Cummings and Author Illustrator Educator Neil Waldman A lot was covered in just two days and two nights but one thing we didn t get to do was discuss some of the reflections I asked the teachers to make on their work with their students so stay tuned for that discussion to take place here in future posts Also stay tuned to find out when the next teachers workshop at The Barn will be by Meghan Burch Tags anita ditz highlights foundation neil waldman pat cummings rosemary agoglia the barn visual thinking strategies whole book approach This entry was posted on Tuesday June 26th 2012 at 12 45 pm and is filed under By Meghan Burch Our Approach Outreach Professional Development You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August 2015 4 July 2015 3 June 2015 3 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 March 2015 3 February 2015 4 January 2015 1 December 2014 2 November 2014 4 October 2014 5 September 2014 10 August 2014 2 July 2014 3 June 2014 4 May 2014 3 April 2014 4 March 2014 6 February 2014 5 January 2014 6 November 2013 1 October 2013 5 September 2013 5 August 2013 5 July 2013 5 June 2013 7 May 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/professional-development-barn (2016-02-12)
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  • Introducing Laurie | Carle Museum
    the new Public Art Project inspired by Lucy Cousins Maisy books The new project is called Lift Peek Pull where visitors can add flaps tabs or pockets into their own book I put together a large scale book for the display case outside of The Studio doors which always shows an example of the featured project to inspire guests I went to the Lucy Cousins exhibit to brainstorm and came up with the idea to illustrate My House I pieced together large watercolor paper to make the book and attached flaps in the trees for the door and in the house that have pictures hidden beneath The finished product hopefully shows some fun simple ideas for our guests own books My second week at the museum allowed for a fun opportunity to join Meghan on one of her outreach programs Meghan went to a special Head Start event in Worcester to read stories and put together some art projects for children The books followed a hat theme so the kids were to create and decorate their own hats out of construction paper I had fun getting an idea of how the studio educators Meghan and Diana adapt their art programs to schools and libraries in the community Baseball Bonanza was a big highlight of my third week Visitors played games made pennants and MVP trading cards met illustrators read books and listened to special presentations I again realized just how much taking time to appreciate art leads to a variety of learning experiences I know there will be many more projects and events to come throughout the summer and I can t wait to see what else is in store I ll report back soon by Diana MacKenzie Tags Art Studio Internship Program Interns Laurie summer internship This entry was posted on Friday June 22nd 2012 at 8 00 am and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie Special Events Outreach You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/introducing-laurie (2016-02-12)
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  • Introducing Aiyi | Carle Museum
    Welcome Aiyi Hi My name is Aiyi and I m from China I am a rising sophomore in Smith College majoring in studio art Most of the time I play with found materials found digital media and paper to use in my collages The Art Studio is really a good match for me because the way I work is the same way kids play with materials to touch to smell to feel everything with curiosity At first I was a little bit shy in the Studio but now I m more confident with my work because I can fully use my creativity my imagination and bring my love for life to The Carle I would like to bring my playful thoughts to the Studio and create interesting projects to inspire the kids This week I m brainstorming ideas for the Friday morning Materials Play program with Meghan I m also experimenting with paper sewing for a possible upcoming project Maybe next time when you come to the studio you will use BROCCOLI to paint with me DROP IN PROGRAM Materials Play in the Morning July 13 August 31 2012 10 00 am 10 30 am Free with Museum Admission 12 36 months with an adult Fridays July 13 August 31 Have fun experimenting with materials selected especially for your young explorer and stay for storytime in the Reading Library at 10 30 am featuring related books Always a surprise and sometimes messy so dress accordingly by Diana MacKenzie Tags materials play summer internship This entry was posted on Wednesday June 20th 2012 at 8 00 am and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie Special Events You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August 2015 4 July 2015 3 June 2015 3 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 March 2015 3 February 2015 4 January 2015 1 December 2014 2 November 2014 4 October 2014 5 September 2014 10 August 2014 2 July 2014 3 June 2014 4 May

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/introducing-aiyi (2016-02-12)
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  • Books on the Battle Green | Carle Museum
    programs on the road and here at The Carle As it turns out it was busy enough to take me off the blog altogether for a month I m sharing some pictures from my May 10th visit to Lexington MA birthplace of the American Revolution and home to the beautiful Cary Memorial Library located just off The Battle Green Ruth Lynn Children s Services Department Head invited me to present 3 programs during National Children s Book Week My day started with a group of enthusiastic preschoolers Together we read Slowly Slowly Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle and talked about shape Then each person selected an interesting organic shape to use as the start of a collage I did our program I Am an Artist with 5 8 year olds I discussed Eric Carle s techniques and process and they stamped papers with interesting visual textures and turned them into their own pictures The 9 12 year old group was small but enthusiastic and excited to learn about how picture books are made and then go through the process of making their own 3 color monoprints in Possibilities in Print It was a great day Thanks again Ruth for inviting The Carle to Cary Library by Meghan Burch Tags This entry was posted on Wednesday June 13th 2012 at 12 37 pm and is filed under By Meghan Burch Collage Elementary School Outreach Preschool Printmaking You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August 2015 4 July 2015 3 June 2015 3 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 March 2015 3 February 2015 4 January 2015 1 December 2014 2 November 2014 4 October 2014 5 September 2014 10 August 2014 2 July 2014 3 June 2014 4 May 2014 3 April 2014 4 March 2014 6 February 2014 5 January 2014 6 November 2013 1 October 2013 5 September 2013 5 August 2013 5 July 2013 5 June 2013 7 May 2013 5 April 2013 7

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/books-battle-green (2016-02-12)
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  • Baseball Bonanza | Carle Museum
    Zimbalist Why are Baseball Players Paid So Much author of Circling the Bases and Home Team written with Shelley Rotner 11 45 am 12 15 pm Auditorium Presentation Rich Michelson author of Lipman Pike America s First Home Run King 12 15 1 00 pm East Gallery Guided tour of We are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson exhibition by baseball historian Doron Duke Goldman 12 30 1 00 pm Reading Library Meet the Artists Shelley Rotner Diane deGroat author illustrator team behind Homer 1 00 1 30 pm Auditorium Performance by Children s Chorus of Springfield Reading of Casey at the Bat 1 30 2 00 pm Reading Library Meet the Artist Jim Burke Illustrator of All Star 2 00 2 50 pm Auditorium Special Program with members of the NLB Robert Scott of the New York Black Yankees and Gilbert Black of the 1956 Indianapolis Clowns 3 00 3 30 pm Reading Library Museum Storytime Audrey Vernick Author of She Loved Baseball The Effa Manley Story and Brothers at Bat 3 30 4 00 pm Auditorium Meet the Author and Artist James Ransome and Lesa Cline Ransome Author illustrator of Satchel Paige 4 00 4 45 pm East Gallery Guided tour of We are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson by baseball historian Doron Duke Goldman 4 00 4 30 pm Reading Library Meet the Artist Matt Tavares Author of There Goes Ted Williams 4 15 4 45 pm Reading Library Film Baseball A Film by Ken Burns Excerpt from Inning 5 4 30 5 00 pm Presentation Martha Ackmann author of Curveball the Remarkable Story of Toni Stone To check out how we ve dressed up Mo Willems s sculpture The Red Elephant in the past see our post here To see the most up to date information including about Baseball Bonanza Day click here See you Saturday by Diana MacKenzie Tags baseball bonanza childrens book festival mo willems the red elephant This entry was posted on Tuesday June 5th 2012 at 3 49 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie Special Events Special Guests and Artist Visits You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/baseball-bonanza (2016-02-12)
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  • Bookmaking with Second Graders | Carle Museum
    page They worked with solid and patterned paper shapes colorful stickers from Demco and magazine clippings You can see my previous post about how we prepare magazines for projects here Here are a few more photos of the students pop up books In addition to the popup accordion book the children made a Rainbow book with sets of warm or cool colors pictured in the photos above and below I made the same style book with a classroom of kindergarteners last month and posted about it here but this version was slightly more advanced because the second graders bound the pages together with a rubber band and a stick We just started a new Public Art Project today that is very similar to the pop up books we made at Fausey so if if these photos make you excited about the possibilities of bookmaking be sure to stop by the Studio before July 10th to make your own Lift Peek and Pull May 31 July 10 2012 Free with Museum Admission Many of Lucy Cousins Maisy books have special pages with flaps tabs and pockets hiding characters and objects for you to find Learn a few new paper construction tricks and create your very own story book filled with surprises using scissors tape and glue Lift Peek and Pull is inspired by the current exhibition Our British Cousins The Magical Art of Maisy and Friends in the Central Gallery through November 25th You can preview images of the exhibition here Thanks for having me Fausey Elementary by Diana MacKenzie Tags bookmaking 2 fausey elementary lift peek and pull pop up books popup books rainbow book second graders This entry was posted on Thursday May 31st 2012 at 3 32 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie Bookmaking Collage Elementary School Every Day Art Program You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August 2015 4 July 2015 3 June 2015 3 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 March

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/bookmaking-second-graders (2016-02-12)
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  • Savannah on My Mind | Carle Museum
    happened to be a great time to visit the city the trees and flowers were in full bloom and spanish moss in full hang It was warm and sunny but not too hot and there were tons of activities for us to partake in throughout the weekend including a 5K benefit race historic trolley tour and farmers market hello Georgia peaches and blueberries One of our wanderings last Saturday lead us to a cafe on the edge of beautiful Forsyth Park called the The Sentient Bean In their main lounge area hung a cheerful exhibition of children s art work black paper shapes arranged and glued to a large white background The way they used wires with clips was a really creative and simple way to temporarily exhibit art work on the walls How beautiful are these collages by 3 and 4 year olds At the bottom of each column is a photograph of the child who made the art If anyone has additional information about which school created these please comment below If you re in the Savannah area you should check it out for yourself I recommend after a slow stroll around the fountain in Forsyth Park sipping a smoothie from The Sentient Bean by Diana MacKenzie Tags displaying childrens art savannah the sentient bean This entry was posted on Wednesday May 16th 2012 at 3 51 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie Collage Infants and Toddlers Preschool You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Contributors Meghan Burch Diana MacKenzie Categories About This Blog 1 Bookmaking 24 By Diana MacKenzie 76 By Meghan Burch 63 Classes 22 Collage 66 Displays Window Shades 11 Drawing 50 Elementary School 97 Every Day Art Program 63 Found Materials 48 High School 25 Homemade Materials and Tools 16 Infants and Toddlers 47 Internship Program 25 Light 12 Middle School 33 Mixed Media 66 Nature 46 Our Approach 22 Our Favorite Materials 10 Outreach 23 Painting 57 Paper 37 Preschool 81 Printmaking 39 Professional Development 29 Resources 5 Sculpture 44 Space to Create 2 Special Events 90 Special Guests and Artist Visits 34 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 4 November 2015 3 October 2015 2 September 2015 2 August 2015 4 July 2015 3 June 2015 3 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 March 2015 3 February 2015 4 January 2015 1 December 2014 2 November 2014 4 October 2014 5 September 2014 10 August 2014 2 July 2014 3 June 2014 4 May 2014 3 April 2014 4 March 2014 6 February 2014 5 January 2014 6 November 2013 1 October 2013 5 September 2013 5 August 2013 5 July 2013 5 June 2013 7 May

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/savannah-my-mind (2016-02-12)
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