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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    in the middle of two weeks of our special summer program Animals Art and the Imagination We can t wait to share with you what we re learning and doing with our students at the end of our program next week READ MORE Summer Programs at The Carle Animals Art and the Imagination March 8th 2014 Share This year we re broadening our animal focus in celebration of the new book What s Your Favorite Animal In each week long program exciting encounters with a guest Illustrator Author live animals original picture book art and books will spark our imaginations and art making in 2 D and 3 D materials click the green bar to read more READ MORE Family Snowflake Workshop January 7th 2014 Share Originally posted on Thursday November 21st 2013 by Diana MacKenzie Last Sunday morning we had a blast making snowflake themed projects in The Family Snowflake Workshop Everyone got really creative with wood and glue READ MORE Collage Birds Inspired by Picture Books September 6th 2013 Share Here is a deep look into one of the projects we did with our Animals Art and The Imagination 2013 Students aged 6 10 on the final day of our program To me the strength of this project is that it involves a few different kinds of activities to appeal to many kinds of learners READ MORE In The Thick of It August 24th 2013 Share Hey Friends Its been a busy week here in The Studio We had our annual Animals Art and The Imagination program and families visiting to savor the last days of summer Hang tight while we reflect on our week We have great things to share with you 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 7 May 2013 5

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1619?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    at home or with students in an artistic way READ MORE Monotype Printmaking with Kids September 24th 2012 Share I wanted to share this monotype printmaking project we teach during Animals Art and Imagination a mixed age summer class we host here at The Carle every summer How to Make Paper September 13th 2012 Share Recently the Studio hosted our annual full day summer class for children Animals Art Imagination 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1619?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    at The Museum for the professional development workshop Pasta Machine Prints September 1st 2011 Share Even if you don t own a traditional printing press you can create small foam prints using a pasta machine at home or in the classroom Animals Art and the Imagination August 26th 2011 Share Its hard to believe the summer is nearly over For the Studio the season goes out with a bang in our annual four day program Animals Art and the Imagination This year s program concluded yesterday so we need a few days to process some of the significant moments but I couldn t start the weekend without sharing a few images from the week Each day started at The Carle where we looked at and talked about art The newly installed Imaginary Garden by Leo Lionni pictured here 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1619?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    summer programs for children at The Carle READ MORE Making Art and Dance Together June 22nd 2011 Share Last Saturday I had the pleasure of documenting Making Art and Dance Together a class for 3 6 year olds and their adult companions in the galleries and Art Studio Lead by dancer and choreographer Laura Pravitz the class explored The Story of the Empty Page and the Color Wheel through creative movement dance and paint 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1619?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 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 Eric Carle Inspired Collages August 17th 2014 Share I wanted to share with you the collagy characters that are appearing in The Studio recently The current project is 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1608?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    the studio more loved than Tissue Paper and Liquid Starch Collage Eric Carle uses collage to create the illustrations for his books by cutting shapes out of tissue papers he painted with acrylic paint and then gluing them to thick white board We offer this project from time to time in the Art Studio as a way for guests to connect with Eric Carle s work What we see time and time again however is that after even just a little time experimenting with colorful tissue papers and glue guests of all ages become connected with their own inner artist READ MORE Collaging on Sticky Surfaces June 17th 2014 Share On a recent Sunday one of our favorite artists Keri Smith joined us to help host a masterfully messy event in The Studio appropriately called Mess Art Made by Accident Throughout the Studio we had open ended projects designed with Keri that involved randomness and chance including Collaging on Sticky Surfaces Funky Drawing Hot Glue Sculptures and Painting with Drips and Spills READ MORE A Place To Call Home May 20th 2014 Share Victorian mansions country houses modern uptown lofts towering apartment buildings and pet palaces are just a few of the creative directions The Carle s guests have taken the new Every Day Art Project A Place to Call Home This eclectic mix of colorful paper dwellings are all on display here on the walls of The Art Studio and I wanted to share it with you We re challenging guests to turn an ordinary set of paper shapes one rectangle one triangle and one square READ MORE Kindergarten Collages April 22nd 2014 Share Last week I visited four kindergarten classes at Hatherly Elementary and Jenkins Elementary schools in Scituate Massachusetts I taught our I Am an Artist outreach program 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1608?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Your Favorite Animal a new book by Eric Carle Friends 14 amazing children s book artists share their favorite animals We d love for you to do the same If your kids are school break this coming week like they are here in Amherst MA this may be the perfect time to create some animal art and submit it to The What s Your Favorite Animal Project READ MORE February School Vacation Week 2014 Creations February 20th 2014 Share The Carle s guests are making some pretty fantastic paper sculptures this week including this skater s ice rink during our Every Day Art Project Bend Fold Curl Twists and turns Snowflakes galore Towering hats Playgrounds READ MORE DIY Chalk Board Drop in Workshop with Knack February 10th 2014 Share February school vacation week is almost upon us and from art making to story times to theatre The Carle has your family s vacation covered One of the activities I m most excited about is hosting our friends from Knack on Sunday February 23rd READ MORE Feathered Flyers Collaging Paper Birds October 21st 2013 Share Have I ever mentioned how much we love birds here at The Carle Collage Birds Inspired by Picture Books September 6th 2013 Share Here is a deep look into one of the projects we did with our Animals Art and The Imagination 2013 Students aged 6 10 on the final day of our program To me the strength of this project is that it involves a few different kinds of activities to appeal to many kinds of learners 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 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/1608?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    An Eric Carle Inspired Artmaking Workshop March 23rd 2013 Share Therese Brady Donohue Director of Picture Book Theater and founder of The Amherst Ballet is leading an exciting workshop called Paint Shape Create for ages 9 through adult here in the Studio on April 20th from 1 4 READ MORE Toddler Art Activity Materials Play Roundup March 15th 2013 Share It feels good to be back at The Carle I ve been scarce for a while because a very young person has come to live with my family and I took some time off to get to know her In the past two months I ve learned that life as a working mom of 2 kids under 2 years old is super busy but full of learning I m grateful that I get to spend time at home and at The Carle learning about how toddlers explore materials and use them to make discoveries about the world While I ve been out for most of our last Friday morning Materials Play for Toddlers series in the Studio I wanted to share what materials were explored in a few of the sessions READ MORE Mapping Makeover February 20th 2013 Share Map making is a fun way for children to visually express places they know well like their neighborhood or a place that only exists in their imagination We regularly offer map themed projects in The Carle s Art Studio and I wanted to share some ideas that have worked well for our young guests Collecting a variety of drawing tools black and white map photocopies real maps and interesting collage papers and setting up a work station on a large table or the floor is a good place to start 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1608?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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