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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Shop Customer Care Contact Us Returns Blogs Picture Books Making Art Making Art with Children Window Color Wheel September 28th 2011 Share Near the end of our painting project in the studio I realized that we didn t have a color wheel up Pages first previous 1 2 3 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 2012 6 September 2012 5 August 2012 9 July 2012 8 June 2012 5 May 2012 3 April 2012 9 March 2012 9 February 2012 7 January 2012 5

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/2795?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Scarry the son of beloved picture book creator Richard Scarry visited The Carle for the best art project ever Huck was visiting the United States from his home in Austria and was at The Museum to demonstrate how to draw all his favorite Busytown characters including Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat on the big back wall in The Art Studio As you can see in the photo below we had the room full of eager participants following Huck step by step 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 Accordion Style Story Books September 11th 2014 Share Children are naturally creative and eager to work 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 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 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/1615?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Layered Paper Drawings April 13th 2014 Share DIY Snowy Day Stencils February 16th 2014 Share Here in New England this past weekend s snow storm was Mother Nature s way of telling us that spring is still a good ways away The enormous piles of snow out the window are hard to ignore But not all hope is lost Snow can be fun you can sled down it ski on it snowshoe through it and why not also use it as a blank canvas for your family s colorful designs READ MORE Buttermilk Chalk Drawing with Susan Schwake January 7th 2014 Share 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Share In case you missed it this past Sunday was International Dot Day What is International Dot Day exactly Well it all began on September 15th 2009 in the sixth anniversary of the publishing of Watercolor with Words August 12th 2013 Share Margaret one of our summer interns hosted a special Studio activity a couple weeks ago Here is her report of the day READ MORE Special Guest Illustrator Pamela Zagarenski July 26th 2013 Share Last Sunday The Carle had a visit from Pamela Zagarenski the brilliant illustrator of Red Sings from Treetops A Year in Colors This is Just to Say and many others Her most recent book Sleep Like a Tiger is perhaps her best so far 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    and The Knuffle Bunny Many flocked to The Museum to meet the artist and get their books signed and stayed to enjoy the activities in the Studio outside and in the galleries READ MORE A Seriously Silly Weekend June 20th 2013 Share Join us at The Carle this weekend Special Guest Illustrator RAUL COLÓN May 30th 2013 Share Last Sunday Raul Colon illustrator of many celebrated picture books visited The Carle to present Art is a Mind Game a talk on the creative process A few of Raul s books include As Good as Anybody Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel s Amazing March Toward Freedom Tomas and the Library Lady and Don t Forget God Bless Our Troops May Flowers and A Garden of Ordinary Miracles May 17th 2013 Share Two weekends ago an exhibition of original art by 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Reid s Special Sunday Shadow Play February 5th 2013 Share Reid our January Term intern designed and hosted a really fun special Studio activity last week for Museum guests Here is her report on the planning process of the project and her reflection on the day READ MORE New Professional Development Workshop Beyond Books Art Inspired by Eric Carle December 14th 2012 Share Four Easy Pieces Colorful Pens Inspire Children s Stories September 7th 2012 Share One of the things I 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Drawing Day April 26th 2012 Share A recap of our annual Drawing Day READ MORE Vacation Week February 20th 2012 Share Are you one of the lucky ones on break this week Well the Carle is open every day during vacation week and we have plenty of fun things for you and your family to do while you re 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 Seen in the Studio November 26th 2011 Share Just a few examples of many experiments made in the studio yesterday with the gouache watercolor pencils crayons markers and gel pens we have out for 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 2013 5 September 2013 5 August 2013 5 July 2013 5 June 2013 7 May 2013 5 April 2013 7

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    mark making together on large white pieces of drawing paper taped directly to the table s surface Outdoor Drawing November 16th 2011 Share 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 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 Punctuation Play September 19th 2011 Share We just started a new Public Art Project in The Studio last week and visitors are having a great time READ MORE How Young Children Draw People III August 28th 2011 Share Last week my friend came over with her 33 and 3 month old daughters Will you draw baby S Asked 33 month old A as she handed me a piece of paper and a green crayon I m not one to draw for children but I wanted to accept her invitation to create something together Okay I said as I took the crayon What part of her should we draw first The head she replied What shape is the head I asked Circle I m a lefty but I drew a circle ish shape on the paper with my right hand 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 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/1615?page=7 (2016-02-12)
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