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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    to how young children represent people As an artist and educator I ve been really interested in the mark makings of very young children ever since the studio was gifted Rhoda Kellogg s Flower Drawings August 5th 2011 Share Summer is a great time of year to draw some flora and fauna from observation READ MORE Special Sunday Shadow Play June 29th 2011 Share One Sunday a month is Special Sunday where we provide an additional art activity in the back of the Art Studio for visitors to try READ MORE How to Melt Crayons June 29th 2011 Share The up side of my being slightly hoard ish is that great stuff is on hand when need and inspiration come crashing together That means many partially used broken things collect in bags baskets and boxes at home and in the Studio awaiting their chance to be transformed into treasure Broken crayon pieces are one such item 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1615?page=8 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    helped shape my approach to making art with children is Young at Art by Susan Stiker READ MORE New Public Art Project Beginning with Black June 14th 2011 Share The new Public Art Project Beginning with Black is inspired by art from The Three Robbers which will be featured in the exhibition Chronicler of the Absurd The Art of Tomi Ungerer opening June 18th READ MORE Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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/1615?page=9 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    are used to layer colors to create a monotype print This technique is a great way to experiment with optical blending which is what happens when two or more colors are layered to create the appearance of new colors 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 Host Your Own Valentine Making Party February 7th 2015 Share For years at The Carle the Art Studio s annual Valentine Making Party has been a way for families to spend time making together while also avoiding the stress and mess of helping children make their classroom Valentines 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 Family Thank You Books November 25th 2014 Share The holiday season is fast approaching and it s the perfect opportunity to share with friends and family the happy memories of the past twelve months and wishes and goals for the new year ahead It s also a time to give thanks for love and support from friends and family or acknowledge all the good happening in your life 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    made was a hanging animal mobile Follow these steps to make your own Before cutting your collage either make your own papers or purchase and collect a variety of fun paper for your animal READ MORE Family Collage Workshop October 31st 2014 Share Last weekend a few creative families joined us for two hours of collaging together We did a few collage exercises to get our imaginations warmed up We worked with lots of colorful paper we layered glued tore READ MORE Mirror Image Printing October 27th 2014 Share Last Sunday two of our Art Studio Assistants Emily Biffis and Sara Ottomano designed and led a project inspired by autumn and everyday materials Here is their report from the day READ MORE Collaging Paper Cats October 16th 2014 Share Purple cat purple cat what do you see Well if purple cat visited The Art Studio this month she would see 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Painting with Drips and Sprays August 12th 2014 Share Spring and summer are prefect times of year for outdoor art making Step outside and experiment making drip and spray paintings with supplies you may already have around your house 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    day Here is his report on how it went READ MORE Tissue Paper and Liquid Starch Collage June 20th 2014 Share There are few explorations we do in 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 Marvelous Music Makers June 11th 2014 Share As you may already know we love using found materials for projects in The Art Studio Rolled Paper Relief with Susan Schwake May 23rd 2014 Share Last month Artist and Author Susan Schwake returned to The Carle s Art Studio to share a project from her latest book 3 D Art Lab for Kids Guests of all ages had fun turning beautifully patterned papers into Rolled Paper Relief sculptures 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    wanted to weave your own fabric into a unique cloth but didn t quite know where to start Or maybe you ve see a teeshirt area rug and wondered how to make your own READ MORE Join The What s Your Favorite Animal Project April 18th 2014 Share In What s 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 Spring Fling Window Garland March 19th 2014 Share Surprise It s finallly spring and The Art Studio has a new window display to express our end of winter excitement How To Make a Chalkboard March 12th 2014 Share 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    The Museum or for our Art Centered Community Outreach Programs for Youth Families 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1599?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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