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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    MORE Origami Magic Rings December 15th 2015 Share We often work with paper in the Art Studio so it s not surprising that one of our new wall displays is crafted with dozens of colorful origami folded papers Origami is the art of folding paper most origami designs start with a simple square piece of thin paper This special design actually uses 8 sheets of paper and they are overlapped to create this beautiful ring READ MORE Paper Rollercoaster Sculptures December 3rd 2015 Share Ask a child if they would like to take a ride on a carousel Ferris wheel or rollercoaster and their answer will probably be a resounding YES They may be too shy to actually climb aboard but kids are certainly not bashful creating miniature amusement park worthy rides with dizzying loops and death defying heights The current activity in the Art Studio It s a Mary Blair World invites guests to construct their own unique theme park ride with paper and 3D materials READ MORE Manchester High School Visit November 23rd 2015 Share Most of the schools I visit for The Carle s art centered off site programming are at the elementary level but occasionally we receive requests to visit middle schools and high schools too Earlier this month I taught an Eric Carle inspired workshop with art educator Andrea Ruzzo s illustration class at Manchester High School in Manchester Connecticut READ MORE Make Your Own Stick Alphabet October 30th 2015 Share It s amazing how twenty six little letters are all you need to make thousands of words in the English language The current exhibition here at The Carle The Art of Eric Carle From A to Z is making us think a lot about the alphabet We decided to decorate the Art Studio with our own letters to display on the back wall made of twigs Follow the directions below to make your own alphabet at home or for your classroom READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    This one year old and her mother from New York spent a while in a sun bathed corner of the Studio yesterday afternoon In no hurry they permitted me to enter their moment with my camera Today as I reviewed the images these words from Loris Malaguzzi came to mind READ MORE Au Revoir 2012 December 31st 2012 Share Thinking About Joy December 20th 2012 Share Dear Friends READ MORE New Professional Development Workshop Beyond Books Art Inspired by Eric Carle December 14th 2012 Share Four Easy Pieces Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    year s Animals Art and the Imagination summer program READ MORE Animal Doodle Prints September 8th 2015 Share Transforming doodles of animals or little creatures into beautiful colorful prints what s not to love about this inky activity The finished prints make great gifts for friends and family or a colorful addition to your classroom or home gallery Here are the materials you will need READ MORE Butterfly Gardens April 28th 2015 Share Last weekend several families joined us in The Studio for the family workshop Butterflies and Caterpillars where we made a series of fun spring themed projects One activity that was a big hit with kids and parents was working together to make a paper butterfly garden We provided an array of colorful paste papers stamped construction papers and other fun accessories like pom poms and sequins to turn into beautiful flowers leaves and butterflies READ MORE Family Collage Workshop October 31st 2014 Share Last weekend a few creative families joined us for two hours of collaging together We did a few collage exercises to get our imaginations warmed up We worked with lots of colorful paper we layered glued tore READ MORE Accordion Style Story Books September 11th 2014 Share Children are naturally creative and eager to work collaboratively when given an inspiring project prompt Creative story writing is a great way to recharge students inspiration when they may otherwise feel stuck with how to begin a story Helping children structure their words and drawings first on story boards then in a final handmade book is one way to get everyone excited about reading and writing Keep reading to see how the books we made this summer turned out READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 next last 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 March 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1619 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    torn collage papers with different patterns textures and colors face and body shapes and colorful fabric Glue sticks regular and funky blade scissors rolls of colorful masking tape and gel pens are also available READ MORE Host Your Own Valentine Making Party February 7th 2015 Share For years at The Carle the Art Studio s annual Valentine Making Party has been a way for families to spend time making together while also avoiding the stress and mess of helping children make their classroom Valentines READ MORE Animal Mobiles November 4th 2014 Share We are always thinking of ways to make collage fun for kids and adults A few weeks ago for our Family Collage Workshop one of the collages we made was a hanging animal mobile Follow these steps to make your own Before cutting your collage either make your own papers or purchase and collect a variety of fun paper for your animal READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1608 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    ring READ MORE Make Your Own Stick Alphabet October 30th 2015 Share It s amazing how twenty six little letters are all you need to make thousands of words in the English language The current exhibition here at The Carle The Art of Eric Carle From A to Z is making us think a lot about the alphabet We decided to decorate the Art Studio with our own letters to display on the back wall made of twigs Follow the directions below to make your own alphabet at home or for your classroom READ MORE Wood and Paper Stars December 17th 2014 Share We re always trying to think of ways to shade and catch the beautiful sunshine that streams directly through the Art Studio s wall of south facing windows in the cold months Inspired by the array of twig stars I ve seen on Pinterest staff in the Art Studio helped me make these stained glass like stars and turn them into a happy window hanging READ MORE The Rainbow Wave September 29th 2014 Share If you ve visited The Carle before then you ve experienced the beautiful architecture of the building and surrounding grounds including The Museum s stunningly high ceilings and southern facing walls of glass Here in The Art Studio we are always experimenting with ways to compliment the light filled room including the open spaces high above us READ MORE A Place To Call Home May 20th 2014 Share Victorian mansions country houses modern uptown lofts towering apartment buildings and pet palaces are just a few of the creative directions The Carle s guests have taken the new Every Day Art Project A Place to Call Home This eclectic mix of colorful paper dwellings are all on display here on the walls of The Art Studio and I wanted to share it with you We re challenging guests to turn an ordinary set of paper shapes one rectangle one triangle and one square READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 next last 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/2795 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Here are the materials you will need READ MORE Tissue Paper Scribbles August 27th 2015 Share When we were unpacking the supplies to make collages recently I noticed the sad stack of white tissue paper sitting on the shelf that we always ignore We go through tons and tons of colorful tissue papers every year in The Studio but this white stack continues to gather dust READ MORE Beautiful Bug Collages June 9th 2015 Share Did you know a butterfly can taste with its feet READ MORE Host Your Own Valentine Making Party February 7th 2015 Share For years at The Carle the Art Studio s annual Valentine Making Party has been a way for families to spend time making together while also avoiding the stress and mess of helping children make their classroom Valentines READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    corner we want to share a costume making workshop we did in this year s Animals Art and the Imagination summer program READ MORE A Wheely Fun Car Making Event August 31st 2015 Share Last month a special guest from the Cotsen Children s Library of Princeton University came to host a special event for our Art Studio guests Dana Sheridan the Education and Outreach Coodinator loaded her car full of supplies and tools and drove to The Carle for an exciting afternoon making Cars and Trucks and Things That Go You might also recognize that as the title one of Richard Scarry s books Golden Books 1998 READ MORE Gross Motor Bubble Wrap Stamping August 15th 2015 Share We offered this exploration to activate our toddler and preschool guests gross motor skills Through printmaking with big homemade bubble wrap stamps and large sheets of drawing paper this exploration had kids reaching crawling and walking as well as sharing and turn taking READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    your own silly characters We are using cut and torn collage papers with different patterns textures and colors face and body shapes and colorful fabric Glue sticks regular and funky blade scissors rolls of colorful masking tape and gel pens are also available READ MORE Handmade Fairy Books February 22nd 2015 Share This vacation week Museum guests are busy filling books with their very creative pictures They can choose from 2 different book styles accordion fold or stapled flip book Our current bookmaking activity for The Every Day Art Program is inspired by fairies and we ve spotted fairies in many shapes and sizes Which fairy below is YOUR favorite READ MORE The Materials Market Creating Paper Food Sculptures February 9th 2015 Share Beryl Ford The Art Studio s January Term Intern a sophomore at Smith College designed last month s Special Sunday Art Activity as part of her final project during her internship with us Here is her report of the day READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last 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/1647 (2016-02-12)
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