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  • The Materials Market: Creating Paper Food Sculptures | Carle Museum
    food creations I also created signage for the work tables to help guests with basic paper construction ideas It was such an accomplishing feeling watching guests eagerly explore different ways to construct with paper and alter the look and feel of their sculptures Taking a moment now to reflect upon this experience I realize and appreciate just how much hard work and imagination it takes to turn a seed of an idea and cultivate it into a fully flourished project When I first began considering a theme for my special Sunday project I had a few different ideas One idea to have guests decorate paper aprons was inspired by one of my favorite Eric Carle books My Apron I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to connect my personal experience of wearing my apron as a member of The Art Studio Team to Carle s character s experience of wearing his apron as a child while helping his uncle at work However Diana encouraged me to keep thinking and looking for inspiration and to push my ideas even further So I began journaling my favorite art materials my favorite works of art from the Smith College Museum of Art and my favorite styles of art Once I was finished writing down my ideas and inspiration the list read colorful and decorated paper construction paper the painting Prospect by Emily Eveleth part of The Smith College Museum of Art collection food sculptures created by Claes Oldenburg aprons My Apron by Eric Carle Pop art Modern art collage and 3 dimensional paper sculpture Not wanting to entirely abandon my original idea I asked myself How could I take the list of words I just generated and my love for My Apron and develop an idea for a meaningful project After looking at my list of words the answer came to me immediately paper food sculpture And just like that I had planted the seed that would become my Special Sunday Project Overall I truly enjoyed the entire process of planning designing and executing this project Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority by Diana MacKenzie Tags Beryl Ford Special Sunday 3d paper sculptures This entry was posted on Monday February 9th 2015 at 10 00 am and is filed under Internship Program Every Day Art Program Paper Sculpture 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/materials-market-creating-paper-food-sculptures (2016-02-12)
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  • Host Your Own Valentine-Making Party! | Carle Museum
    and painted paper scraps A few years we even had processed postage stamps from a stamp collection a staff member gave us One of the trays included pictures that photocopied from a clip art book We paired them up with Valentine y friendship sayings like I m glad you re in by school and I m buggy for you Valentine If you don t have a clip art book try a Google image search for free vintage clipart Fill in the blank with whatever kinds of images you want to find We also photocopied a few sayings that we created with vintage looking letter stamps Along the other two edges of the table we put crayons markers colored pencils black and white gel pens gluesticks white glue dot stickers plain and funky edged scissors and punches of various shapes We go into detail about some of these materials in Our Favorite Materials posts so check them out if you want more specifics about the materials we love to use In the middle of the table we put a tray with Valentine inspiration and a printout of instructions for a simple folded Valentine using the tracing of a child s hand The great thing about setting up Valentine making materials this way is that it creates a place for experimentation and fun There s no right or wrong way to make a Valentine when the materials are available with little instruction or expectation To make your event even more festive you might offer snacks or treats for your guests to take with them or enjoy during a making break Just beware that having open drink containers around art supplies can get tricky because of spills Wet cards can make for sad artists If you re interested in some historical Valentine inspiration check out the fascinating cards in this four minute video of a collector sharing a few special pieces from her antique collection on the History Channel s website You might also like to use the Google search the history of Valetine s Day cards to kickstart your own research Also look up Esther Howland who graduated from nearby Mt Holyoke college in 1847 She is considered the Mother of the American Valentine having created a successfull business assembling Valentine cards to sell in the U S Here s to lovingly making something with and for the special people in your life Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority by Meghan Burch Tags Valentine cards Valentine s Day art party celebration love This entry was posted on Saturday February 7th 2015 at 1 15 pm and is filed under Special Events Collage Drawing Elementary School Paper 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/host-your-own-valentine-making-party (2016-02-12)
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  • Mixed Up Animal Sculptures | Carle Museum
    into his favorite animals instead His wishes come true and he ends up becoming a mixed up version of all the animals at once We took inspiration from this silly tale for The Art Studio s Every Day Art Project Mixed Up Sculptures For found materials projects we offer a variety of collected plastic paper metal and fabric materials on the tables for guests to work with Some of our go to favorites are colorful recycled bottle caps and lids cupcake papers coffee filters chenille stems colorful masking tape paper cups colorful drinking straws coffee stirrers and fabric scraps My favorite new material for this project is the corrugated cardboard we purchased from Uline generally used as packing material but when cut into strips and rectangles it offers a wide range of construction possibilities I borrowed the idea for the cardboard from the MOMA Art Lab at Museum of Modern Art in New York City When I visited recently they were offering a 3D art project for their guests called Places and Spaces using similar paper 3d materials to build with in their art making space Here are just a few mixed up animals created by guests Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority by Diana MacKenzie Tags Mixed Up Sculptures Diana MacKenzie This entry was posted on Monday January 26th 2015 at 2 10 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie Elementary School Every Day Art Program Found Materials Mixed Media Sculpture 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/mixed-animal-sculptures (2016-02-12)
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  • Rigid Foam Construction | Carle Museum
    craft 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 Rigid packing foam packing peanuts wooden coffee stirrers small pieces of drinking straws you could skip these if they pose a choking hazard for your children chenille stems pipe cleaners plain and or frilled toothpicks I don t offer much in the way of instructions or steps I ll usually ask What can you make with these materials and let the children s imagination lead them Depending on the child s age I might wordlessly poke the foam with a toothpick or chenille stem and slide a straw over it while the child watches but that s about it It s really about playing and experimenting with this one The children s constructions often remind me of whimsical playgrounds fanciful gardens or extra terrestrial landscapes The children s stories about their constructions are often filled with many details As your children gain a familiarity or develop a language with these materials ask them what objects they d like to add to the mix and let them experiment They ll come up with some great ideas by Meghan Burch Tags chenille stems Materials Play foam creative re use packing foam building pencil grasp muscles materials as laguage This entry was posted on Saturday December 27th 2014 at 8 30 am and is filed under Found Materials Infants and Toddlers Preschool Sculpture 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/rigid-foam-construction (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 How to Make an Accordion Book September 9th 2014 Share We love making accordion books in our classes and workshops because they provide a fast simply constructed way for kids to get their stories down on paper READ MORE Water Bottle Prints September 6th 2014 Share Here s a way to reuse the empty plastic beverage bottles we all accumulate especially in these warm weather months Turn those ordinary vessels into rollable printing tools and create your own beautiful patterned papers READ MORE On Our Bookshelf Tinkerlab A Hands On Guide for Little Inventors September 5th 2014 Share Tinkerlab has been in my possession for at least two months but within 10 minutes of opening it I had littered it with pink flags marking ideas I wanted to try with my own kids and the young people I work with at The Carle READ MORE Making Paper Fly September 2nd 2014 Share Caryn Moon just wrapped up her summer internship here in The Carle s Art Studio A few weeks ago she documented her final project design a special activity for our guests Here is her report of the day READ MORE Pages first previous 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 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 5

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art?page=10 (2016-02-12)
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  • Wood and Paper Stars | Carle Museum
    arms As it turns out folding the excess paper is easier than cutting it close to the wood To hang the stars we first put a piece of clear tape on the back of one of the points The tape gives the paper a little strength so that it wouldn t rip when strung together We threaded a needle with a long piece of fishing line sent it through the taped point almost to the end of the line and then tied a small knot around the intersection of the wooden sticks to hold it in place Then we sent the needle through the point of another star and knotted it in place so that it would hang somewhere above the bottom star Repeating this process we strung multiple stars to each line and ended up with 7 lines that have 3 4 stars each Finally we wound and taped the lines to a tension curtain rod hung in the window The stars could be hung in other ways too across a line like bunting around a form such as an embroidery hoop to make a chandelier Ask your children for their ideas To make this a more open ended exploration try offering your children tissue paper or Folia Transparent Paper wooden coffee stirrers glue and the question What can you make with these materials Maybe they ll be inspired to make stars or maybe something else Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority by Meghan Burch Tags Folia Transparent Paper tissue paper coffee stirrers wooden sticks stained glass stars tacky glue light This entry was posted on Wednesday December 17th 2014 at 3 01 pm and is filed under Displays Window Shades Found Materials Light Mixed Media Paper Sculpture 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 Patty says February 12 2016 at 1 02pm i love this More ideas to harness light please Mail will not be published patighe73 yahoomail com reply meghanb says February 12 2016 at 1 02pm Thanks so much Patty We ll certainly be doing more light based installations so stay tuned Mail will not be published Meghanb carlemuseum org reply Margaret Haidet says February 12 2016 at 1 02pm Very Pretty Easy 4 kids Mail will not be published leosrus2 outlook com reply terisa says February 12 2016 at 1 02pm I can t find wooden coffee stir sticks do you happen to know how long and wide they are so that i can try to find something similar Thanks Mail will not be published bblip85 gmail com reply meghanb says February 12 2016 at 1 02pm Hi Terisa The length we have is 5 and they are

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/wood-and-paper-stars (2016-02-12)
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  • Family Thank You Books | Carle Museum
    two construction paper covers We used purple and orange but choose what colors you like best Next measure 1 2 inch from the edge of just one of your covers on the 5 5 side and draw a line across Then measure 1 inch in on each side of your pencil line and make two circles This will be your punch guide Punch a hole through the two pencil marks you made on your cover You will use the cover as your template to punch through your other cover and the white papers Paper clip up to 3 papers at once under your template to hold them in place as you punch If you punch too many papers at once you may jam your hole punch When all of your papers are punched and clipped together sandwiched between your covers choose a twig and with the help of an adult trim it just longer than the distance between your two holes You could also use a wooden craft stick Thread part of your rubber band from the back of your book towards the front Pull the top of your twig through the rubber band loop and stretch the other end of your rubber band down through the second hole so you can wrap the second loop around the bottom of the twig Your book is ready to decorate Children old enough to write can add a title to their book Younger children can draw a picture of their family instead Or work together as a family to cut out letters from old magazines and collage them on the cover The stick and rubber band book format is also great for nature journaling and sketch books because you can take it apart and replace or add pages very easily We often make this book format with young children in The Studio s outreach Bookmaking classes For other fun bookmaking activities click on the Bookmaking category on the right side bar of this page Everyone here at Making Art with Children wishes you and your family a very creative and peaceful holiday Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority by Diana MacKenzie Tags handmade book thanksgiving Christmas Chanukkah holiday book thank you gratitude book making for kids children s holiday activities Diana MacKenzie This entry was posted on Tuesday November 25th 2014 at 4 31 pm and is filed under Bookmaking Drawing Elementary School 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/family-thank-you-books (2016-02-12)
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  • Watercolor Wanderers | Carle Museum
    at 75 The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans If you missed the opening don t worry A Very Merry Madeline Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday December 27th and 28th 2014 with Tea Time with Madeline and other Madeline themed activities This project Watercolor Wanderers runs now through December 18th Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority by Diana MacKenzie Tags Watercolor Wanderers self portrait painting with children water color Diana MacKenzie This entry was posted on Tuesday November 18th 2014 at 4 34 pm and is filed under Special Events Every Day Art Program Painting 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

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