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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    t heard from me in a while Last week I returned from a long overdue trip to Savannah Georgia to visit friends Early May 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 READ MORE Hitting the road for National Children s Book Week May 4th 2012 Share We re in the thick of preparations for a busy month of programming on the road Next week we re excited to celebrate National Children s Book week at three different sites Thursday I ll be at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington MA 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/201205 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    buffet from a conference we hosted a few years back jumped out at me I d like to call myself a color minimalist But since having a baby last year I ve become especially interested in colors particularly all of them At once I was one of those kids who like to keep my crayons in spectrum order Were you too There is just something about the spectrum that makes materials so enticing to me Do you use the spectrum to order materials in your classroom or home READ MORE Drawing Day April 26th 2012 Share A recap of our annual Drawing Day READ MORE Make Your Own Stamp Pads April 23rd 2012 Share Whenever we do stamping projects in the studio we use stamp pads we ve made ourselves Homemade stamp pads are less expensive than store bought and allow us to customize their size and the type of pigment we use in them READ MORE Make Your Own Foam Stamp April 19th 2012 Share Printmaking is a fun open ended process for image making Stamping is a kinesthetically satisfying and approachable form of printmaking so it s a great fit for many of our projects in the Art Studio and at home In one of our Every Day Art Projects we offered our guests at The Carle a chance to make their own stamp You can easily make stamps like we do in the Art Studio READ MORE A Green Thumb April 16th 2012 Share During our preparation this week for the next Public Art Project I was reminded of how much we love using magazine paper for programs here at The Carle 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201204 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    the workshop we discussed ways ways to collect store and offer found materials to encourage creative expression and support learning in the preschool through early elementary classroom and at home READ MORE Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day March 20th 2012 Share Today March 20th is very special to us here at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and that s because it s the day each year that we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in honor of one of Eric Carle s most beloved picture book characters This past Sunday we pulled out all the stops for our fuzzy green friend and invited everyone to join us for art making cookie eating story listening and the chance to win some fun prizes READ MORE Printing with Found Materials 2 March 18th 2012 Share This is my second post about printing with found materials 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201203 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    here Live performances in the Auditorium storytimes in the Reading Library and of course art making in the On Limitations February 16th 2012 Share If you ve ever visited The Art Studio at The Carle you may have noticed that we have out only a select set of materials for you and or your family to play around with For instance you may have come when we ve offered collage paper and glue but no scissors Maybe you a wondered if we misplaced our scissors or b thought we wanted to play a bad joke The answer is c none of the above We intentionally limit the variety of materials offered in our projects for many other reasons READ MORE Studio Favorites Circle Punches Part I February 9th 2012 Share Last spring The Studio ran the Public Art Project Circle Circus when visitors could use an array of geometric shapes to create a collage or three dimensional assemblage Homemade Valentines Mass Appeal TV clip February 8th 2012 Share 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201202 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    office supply store This will be a space for visitors to share their most important memories during our project Telling Our Stories starting this Wednesday Here s how we made the pattern READ MORE Materials Play in the Morning Week 2 January 21st 2012 Share Yeah I m already a week behind on reporting out on our new weekly in Jan Feb materials experience for toddlers I ll let you know right now that I don t hold out hope for getting caught up but I ll do my best to share something from each week of this program by June Tissue Paper Mountain I called it With things hiding inside as you may have spotted READ MORE Build Shape Create January 18th 2012 Share Over the years we ve worked with found materials in the Studio many times and witnessed sculptures go from piles of stuff to thoughtful creative arrangements Below are five different building techniques to consider the next time you and your child are playing with blocks or you re students are making sculptures using found materials Sculpture Stories January 12th 2012 Share The weather outside today is a sloppy mix of rain and snow a perfect day for a wet winter discovery walk But if you re not in the mood to go puddle jumping why not stop by The Carle and experiment with an array of found materials the Studio s collection Materials Play in the Morning January 6th 2012 Share This morning kicked off something new I m trying in the Studio Friday mornings 10 00 10 30 in Jan and Feb I m setting up materials provocations especially for toddlers and their caregivers free with Museum admission or membership A related storytime in the Reading Library follows at 10 30 am 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/201201 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    purchased fun painting tools from art suppliers before Many are made of such basic components I figured we could make some with stuff we already had on hand One of the Studio s volunteers Sarah made and tested a batch of Handmade Cards and Books December 12th 2011 Share Last Thursday I taught a handmade cards and books workshop here in the Studio just in time for the holidays We discussed several bookmaking methods including accordion folds pamphlet stitching Japanese stab binding and non traditional techniques Picture This Bridging Arts and Literacy Project December 3rd 2011 Share This past spring 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/archive/201112 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    These recent photos of a Hampshire College drawing class in our courtyard reminds me that fall is a wonderful time of year to draw or paint outside with your family READ MORE Outreach to Darien Library November 14th 2011 Share Last week I drove down to Darien Library in Connecticut to run three different outreach workshops for students READ MORE Printing with Toy Trucks November 9th 2011 Share Here s a peek at one of techniques we use in the Art Studio to make visually textured marks on papers that we use for Eric Carle inspired collages To start put a little water based paint such as tempera on a tray or plastic plate roll a toy truck through it then drive it on paper of your choice For making collage papers we like using tracing paper Folia Transparent Paper lightweight drawing paper or construction paper 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201111 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art | Carle Museum
    the videos from Reggio Emilia they shared and the discussion they provoked will stick with me and the evening s attending educators administrators and parents for some time to come READ MORE Dots That Walk Lines That Talk October 24th 2011 Share Bridging Art and Nature Workshop October 17th 2011 Share Yesterday eleven educators joined me at The Museum for the professional development workshop Open Ended Play Creation October 13th 2011 Share I found Mo Willems The Red Elephant October 8th 2011 Share Last Saturday a very large very red sculpture was installed in the Museum s terrace 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 January 2014 6 November 2013 1 October 2013 5 September 2013 5 August 2013 5 July 2013 5

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/archive/201110 (2016-02-12)
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