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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    MORE Painting with Droppers March 21st 2015 Share I m excited to share with you an exploration I tried with a group of toddlers It s inspired by Uri Schulevitz s Rain Rain Rivers and other pipette explorations I ve seen on Pinterest and celebrates The Carle s exhibition Tall Tales and Short Tales The Art of Uri Shulevitz open March 14 Tear It Up Silly Collage Characters March 17th 2015 Share Mix up your next collage project and create 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201503 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201502 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    Books Making Art Making Art Mixed Up Animal Sculptures January 26th 2015 Share One of Eric Carle s classic picture books The Mixed Up Chameleon is a story about a little chameleon who is bored with his limited abilities to only change color so he wishes to be turned into his favorite animals instead 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 April 2012 9 March 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201501 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    materials This activity is great for developing imagination as well as the small muscles of the hands Here are some of the things I gather and put into clear containers to prepare for this construction experiment 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201412 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    and guests imaginations took off in all directions Ludwig Bemelmans famous character Madeline travels to exciting places around the world in the pages of her books Toddler Art Exploration Printing Circles with Found Objects November 7th 2014 Share An exploration I offered in my Friday morning toddler program featured plastic caps and cups paper towel tubes paint and paper The great thing about this exploration is that it s not just for toddlers 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201411 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    with lots of colorful paper we layered glued tore READ MORE Mirror Image Printing October 27th 2014 Share Last Sunday two of our Art Studio Assistants Emily Biffis and Sara Ottomano designed and led a project inspired by autumn and everyday materials Here is their report from the day READ MORE Collaging Paper Cats October 16th 2014 Share Purple cat purple cat what do you see Well if purple cat visited The Art Studio this month she would see lots of colorful paper kitty friends perching playing and purring in our Kitty Cafe For this project everyone starts with a large organic shape for the cat s body then cut their own shapes out for the head legs tail and other details READ MORE Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Art from Nature October 11th 2014 Share In the Art Studio two of our main goals are for our students and guests to see materials in new ways and for them to leave The Carle knowing those materials better than they did before We do this by providing opportunities for guests to enter into conversation with materials through the creative process of making and re making again The Best Art Project Ever with Guest Artist Huck Scarry October 7th 2014 Share A few weeks ago artist Huck Scarry the son of beloved picture book creator Richard Scarry visited The Carle for the best art project ever Huck was visiting the United States from his home in Austria and was at The Museum to demonstrate how to draw all his favorite Busytown characters including Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat on the big back wall in The Art Studio As you can see in the photo below we had the room full of eager participants following Huck step by step 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/201410 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    open spaces high above us READ MORE Materials Spotlight Folia Transparent Paper September 26th 2014 Share This lovely array of colors is a stack of Folia Transparent Paper It has become a go to material for some of our programs and it continues to be a favorite material of our Art Studio guests It wasn t originally included in The Art Studio s Favorite Materials list because it s not widely available Nor to my knowledge is a similar paper offered by other manufacturers Sometimes it curls a bit when loaded with glue or paint but kids are usually so happy with its translucency and bright colors that they are willing to put up with a little fussing to work with it Despite all that we wanted you to know about this great paper READ MORE Dots Galore September 21st 2014 Share Last weekend marked one of our favorite annual holidays celebrating creativity it holds a close tie with Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th International Dot Day is every mid September and is inspired by the picture book The Dot In My Travels Handmade Postcards September 17th 2014 Share It s kind of a crazy idea that small square stamps in the corner of postcards or envelopes is the only ticket needed for your pictures and words to travel distances near or far Mail is so much fun that we decided to devote the current Every Day Art Project In My Travels Handmade Postcards to all things mailable READ MORE Guest Post Emily s Experience with Citrus Dough September 13th 2014 Share I ve been having a wonderful time lately sharing books and exploring materials at a monthly toddler preschool playgroup at the Worcester Family Partnership This past month we explored citrus dough made at home and the results were so fun that Meghan and Diana asked me to share them here READ MORE Pages 1 2 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201409 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    Carle Inspired Collages and we are using tissue paper and drawing tools materials inspired by Eric Carle s picture book illustration process We offer this project every year and it continues to be a favorite with guests who visit us from around the world during these warmer summer months READ MORE Painting with Drips and Sprays August 12th 2014 Share Spring and summer are prefect times of year for outdoor art making Step outside and experiment making drip and spray paintings with supplies you may already have around your house 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201408 (2016-02-12)
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