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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    November 10th 2015 Share When I m designing explorations for our Materials Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers series I try to include a variety of textures across the series to help build our young guests sensory awareness and vocabulary I also try to use everyday objects or materials we already have on hand This is not only so that parents and caregivers can easily replicate the experience at home but because why not Working with what we have forces us to stretch our creative and problem solving muscles and is easier on the budget READ MORE Comic Quests November 3rd 2015 Share Recently the Art Studio s Fall Intern Rochelle Malter a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College designed a Special Sunday art activity for Museum guests Below is her report on her experience READ MORE 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201511 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    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 Children Can Make Their Own Costumes October 25th 2015 Share With Halloween is right around the corner we want to share a costume making workshop we did in this year s Animals Art and the Imagination summer program READ MORE 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201510 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    as guests hammed it up with their handmade marker cap finger puppets and mini puppet theatres Studio staff made a few funny characters to get guests inspired 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 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 7 February 2013 4 January 2013 3

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201509 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    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 Tiny Homes with Natural Materials August 20th 2015 Share For a recent Special Sunday The Studio s two interns Hannah Pancione left and Emma Rodrigue right worked together to design an activity for guests and documented their process and interactions Here is their report on the day 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201508 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    annual Animals Art and Imagination week long program This year s theme was insects and small critters inspired by the current exhibit of Eric Carle s work in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle Bees Butterflies and Other Bugs The week was packed with a series of activities and projects about bugs and animals some lasting a few minutes others carrying over multiple days On the first day we made our own chalk paint and designing a playground for insects on The Art Studio s patio READ MORE Making a Stamp July 7th 2015 Share Making stamps for decorating stationary or gifts is fun and easy The current project Prints Patterns and Papers is keeping guests busy cranking out unique designs now until July 21st Materials A block for your stamp We cut down sheets of insulation foam from the hardware store but you could also use sanded scrap wood corrugated plastic sheets styrafoam laundry detergent cap etc sticky back foam pieces READ MORE 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201507 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    monthly Special Sunday programs Here is their report on the day READ MORE Printing with Stencils June 18th 2015 Share Monotype is a form of printmaking which results in one of a kind images In this project stencils are used to layer colors to create a monotype print This technique is a great way to experiment with optical blending which is what happens when two or more colors are layered to create the appearance of new colors READ MORE Beautiful Bug Collages June 9th 2015 Share Did you know a butterfly can taste with its feet READ MORE 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/archive/201506 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    Bug Shapes on the Light Table May 9th 2015 Share To connect with the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle Bees Butterflies and Other Bugs on view in our West Gallery April 7 August 30 2015 the Art Studio created an open ended exploration inviting our guests to use basic geometric shapes to design bugs on our light table READ MORE 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 7 February 2013 4 January 2013 3 December 2012 6 November 2012 5 October 2012 6 September 2012 5 August 2012 9 July 2012 8 June 2012 5 May 2012 3

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201505 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    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 Celebrate Spring Wearable Butterfly Wings April 6th 2015 Share Rebekah Buettner The Art Studio s Spring Intern a senior at UMass Amherst designed last month s Special Sunday Art Activity Here is her report of the day READ MORE 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 7

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201504 (2016-02-12)
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