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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Smith College Learning Through the Arts and Literature A Collaboration Celebrating Innovation and Inspiration in International Education The conference featuring colleagues from Pistoia Italy and local educators all of whom possess exceptional passion and expertise in the field of education for young children READ MORE Kids Illustration Class with Micha Archer July 3rd 2012 Share One of my favorite things about The Carle is its proximity to so many acclaimed picture book artists and writers Micha Archer one such artist creates brilliantly colored collages for books book covers and magazines She even designed stamps for the Massachusetts State Park system In addition to being skilled at her craft she s also a former elementary teacher Needless to say I m thrilled that she s offering an illustration class for 10 13 yr READ MORE Bookmaking with Second Graders May 31st 2012 Share Last week I spent two days at Fausey Elementary School in West Springfield MA teaching the the four second grade classes how to make two different styles of books Based on the feedback from the children their favorite part of the 75 minute class was learning how to turn a simple accordion book into a pop up complete with secret doors and tabs READ MORE Bookmaking with Kindergarteners April 11th 2012 Share Making books with kids can be a lot of fun especially if you have the right materials and enough time to work at a comfortable pace Hittin the Road April 1st 2012 Share It s that time of year again We ve been busy in The Studio cutting construction paper sorting scissors and glue sticks and packing up paints in preparation for the numerous Art Studio programs scheduled throughout New England and beyond this Spring READ MORE Pages first previous 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1738?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1738?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    marker cap finger puppets and mini puppet theatres Studio staff made a few funny characters to get guests inspired 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 Chalk Paint Play July 14th 2015 Share We had a lot of fun last week teaching our 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 Beautiful Bug Collages June 9th 2015 Share Did you know a butterfly can taste with its feet READ MORE Pages first previous 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 May 2013 5 April 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Very Silly Caterpillars March 26th 2015 Share Every year in March we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with a fun caterpillar themed activity in The Studio This year guests made very silly caterpillars with tons of colorful found materials glued to cardboard bases We had the materials on a large table setup like a buffet and guests collected what they wanted to use READ MORE 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 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 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 Pages first previous 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    as they finish their semesters and head home on winter break Recently our fall semester intern Gabby Rosenberg completed her final project The Face Game an interactive display for Museum guests in the Art Studio Spiders and Butterflies December 21st 2012 Share There are a few new additions to The Studio recently Thanksgiving Wishes November 21st 2012 Share Wishing you a plentiful feast of good food family and friends this holiday From all your friends at The Carle Happy Thanksgiving READ MORE A Starry Night and The Carle Turns 10 November 16th 2012 Share To celebrate The Carle s 10th Anniversary year kicking off this month we re lighting up several trees in the apple orchard on The Museum grounds Pages first previous 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    came alive with creepy crawly hairy spiky creations in yesterday afternoon s Special Sunday Monster Mash Workshop Leafy Critter Books October 10th 2012 Share I m pinning up a storm over on The Carle s Pinterest boards getting ready for my nature workshop this Sunday My favorite board to pin to Bridging Art and Nature is a growing archive of inspiring ways to experiment with appreciate and observe nature together at home or with students in an artistic way READ MORE Bridging Art and Nature Workshop October 3rd 2012 Share There are still spots in next Sunday s Bridging Art and Nature Professional Development Workshop here at The Carle Show Me a Story with Emily Neuburger October 1st 2012 Share On Sunday September 23rd the Studio had a special guest for this month s Special Sunday activity Pages first previous 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    over the weekend To make our trash to treasure town Carleville we gathered up egg cartons colorful file folders chipboard paper towel tubes paper cups chopsticks coffee stirrers wine corks paper bags junk mail envelopes packing peanuts and more to work with for this project READ MORE Under Construction August 15th 2012 Share Yesterday we started the new Public Art Project Create a Cityscape in The Studio Take a look below at what guests are making READ MORE Fun Facts August 6th 2012 Share We re busy making Tissue Paper Collages in the Art Studio again This is probably the most popular project we do all year Below are a couple fun facts about the materials we use during a typical Summer Public Art Project Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    we made ourselves I thought I would share the steps here for one way of making a set of rubbing plates with grass and leaves but you can use these steps with many other natural materials too Family Art Program at Dorman School July 24th 2012 Share The Carle Studio has taken to the road this summer in conjunction with the implementation of a grant from the Funder Collaborative for Reading Success The goal of these programs is to strengthen and advance early literacy skill development in children from birth to age 9 to ensure children in Springfield are reading at a proficient level by fourth grade Each Tuesday afternoon in July we are providing a Family Camp at the Hiram L Dorman School in Springfield MA to make art and discuss books READ MORE Bookmaking Workshop July 18th 2012 Share I wanted to share some photos from the bookmaking workshop I lead this past weekend for forty educators as part of the three day Educators Institute The Carle co hosted with Smith College Learning Through the Arts and Literature A Collaboration Celebrating Innovation and Inspiration in International Education The conference featuring colleagues from Pistoia Italy and local educators all of whom possess exceptional passion and expertise in the field of education for young children READ MORE Visiting Artist Tracey Campbell Pearson July 8th 2012 Share Last Sunday children s book author and illustrator Tracey Campbell Pearson stopped by The Carle for a fun art activity storytime and book signing READ MORE Signing Day July 2nd 2012 Share I wanted to share some great photos from Eric Carle s signing at The Museum last Saturday Hundreds of people came out to meet Eric and get their books signed Laurie Meghan and Aiyi helped guests make art in the Art Studio READ MORE Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3032?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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