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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    do here at The Carle is lead studio activities for guided tours The groups that come are primarily K 2nd grade classes but we welcome preschool through seniors citizen groups too One spring s guided group project inspired by the motivation behind Eric Carle s creation of Slowly Slowly Slowly Said the Sloth was to make a story about something important to you READ MORE Want to present at The Carle September 3rd 2012 Share Every year The Carle hosts an Educators Night featuring a distinguished speaker light refreshments and plenty of picture book related freebies In the past we ve had many great presenters including Tomie DePaola and Denise Flemming to name just two This year in celebration of The Carle s upcoming 10th Anniversary esteemed educator Howard Gardner will be presenting a keynote address The Place of Beauty in a Postmodern Digital Age READ MORE One Hundred and One Posts August 31st 2012 Share Hey We just realized we ve shared 100 posts since we started this blog last June To celebrate I d like to share some a small percentage of the many beautiful things made in the Studio since then These images represent ideas problems solved and not yet solved imagination experimentation conversations shared and yet more work which wasn t kept by the creator but was still worthy of creation nonetheless For those of you who have started or are about to start a new school year next week I hope these images help you begin the year on a happy note READ MORE Veggie Printing August 23rd 2012 Share Every Art Studio intern at The Carle designs a special one day art activity for Museum guests with the guidance and assistance of the Studio Educators Aiyi one of our recent interns hosted a special Studio activity exploring prints made with fruits and vegetables Together we sat down to write about how it went from her point of view 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    a tissue paper collage project This encounter is a great example of how working with materials can help develop and hone creative problem solving skills Workshop for Advanced Illustrators August 5th 2012 Share In college I studied illustration and graduated thinking I would write and illustrate picture books and then eventually steer a course toward education So far it s turned out that I took a big dive into education and then figured out how to swim Maybe someday I ll circle back around to making books in the meantime I get to figure out how to use great picture book art in teaching Someday if I step back into the book making world I m going to need a refresher And this leads me to the ultimate purpose of this share READ MORE Institute for Educators 2012 Part 2 August 4th 2012 Share A few weeks ago Diana told you about a bookmaking workshop she facilitated as part of an institute The Carle co hosted with Smith college and yesterday I promised that I d go into more detail about my Thread Paper work READ MORE Institute for Educators 2012 Part 1 August 3rd 2012 Share On July 14 16 The Carle in collaboration with Smith College hosted an institute for educators Learning through the Arts and Literature A Collaboration Celebrating Innovation and Inspiration in International Education featured presenters from Pistoia Italy the University of Florence and local educators READ MORE Inkblot Creatures July 26th 2012 Share Every Art Studio intern at The Carle designs a special one day art activity for Museum guests with the guidance and assistance of the Art Studio Educators Laurie one of our summer interns hosted a special Studio activity exploring symmetry and color Here is her report on the day 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    activities We have many fun ideas so it is hard to choose Since the orchard is awash with greenery of all kinds we thought we d try an idea I ve seen on Pinterest using leaves and petals to create a collage on contact paper 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 Professional Development at The Barn June 26th 2012 Share Last month our Curator of Education Rosemary and I taught a weekend of professional development workshops in Pennsylvania at a weekend hosted by the Highlights Foundation READ MORE Books on the Battle Green June 13th 2012 Share I notice that my last post was over a month ago telling you that I was preparing for a busy month of programs on the road and here at The Carle As it turns out it was busy enough to take me off the blog altogether for a month 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 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/3033?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Scenes From a Summer Institute April 7th 2012 Share If you re on The Carle s educators email list than you have probably already learned that we are once again co hosting with Smith College an educator s institute this July 14 16 Rather than repeat the info here I m hoping to entice you to participate in the learning yet to take place by sharing images from our last institute Landscapes of Literacy 2010 READ MORE Making the Case March 31st 2012 Share Allie over at Bakers and Astronauts recently shared this video via NPR and I just had to share it too READ MORE 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 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/3033?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Playing with Clay March 14th 2012 Share Its been a beautiful Spring y week here in MA and though we haven t had enough snow to make for soggy ground I m reminded that the rain and mud season is approaching I am therefore reminded that week 3 way back in January of my Friday series for toddlers Artist Michael Albert s Visit to The Carle March 4th 2012 Share New York based artist Michael Albert makes collages from cereal boxes and just published his first book An Artist s America Last Saturday he visited The Carle READ MORE Rainbow Window Shades Easy Way to Display Art February 28th 2012 Share Our Art Studio is blessed with an entire wall of windows on our South facing side That means in the months of short days the sun s glorious rays stream right in to our eyes That kind of direct light is great for feeling like a cat relaxed and drowsy but is sometimes tricky for working READ MORE 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 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 1 October 2013 5 September 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Upcoming Class Making Art and Dance Together December 20th 2011 Share Making Art and Dance Together was such a success that we re offering it again READ MORE Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033?page=7 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini October 26th 2011 Share Remember when I shared the news that Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini were going to be presenting at The Carle on October 21st Well crazily enough that time has come and gone but 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 Open Ended Play Creation October 13th 2011 Share I found Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033?page=8 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    18th READ MORE A Tour of the Studio June 14th 2011 Share Have you been to The Carle yet If not join me on this little tour of the Museum s hands on Art Studio won t you READ MORE Welcome to The Art Studio June 6th 2011 Share Welcome to Making Art with Children a blog from the Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Whether you re a parent educator or artist we hope the ideas shared here inspire you to create meaningful experiences with children and art READ MORE Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/3033?page=12 (2016-02-12)
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