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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    tissue paper collage project This encounter is a great example of how working with materials can help develop and hone creative problem solving skills 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 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1647?page=7 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 A Green Thumb April 16th 2012 Share During our preparation this week for the next Public Art Project I was reminded of how much we love using magazine paper for programs here at The Carle Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day March 20th 2012 Share Today March 20th is very special to us here at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and that s because it s the day each year that we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in honor of one of Eric Carle s most beloved picture book characters This past Sunday we pulled out all the stops for our fuzzy green friend and invited everyone to join us for art making cookie eating story listening and the chance to win some fun prizes 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 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 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/1647?page=8 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 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 2013 5 July 2013 5 June 2013 7 May 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1647?page=12 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Rigid Foam Construction December 27th 2014 Share Have a lot of packing material around Give it a second life in a sculpture I love to offer this exploration with toddlers and preschoolers but anyone who likes to tinker and construct will have fun with this collection of found objects and craft materials This activity is great for developing imagination as well as the small muscles of the hands Here are some of the things I gather and put into clear containers to prepare for this construction experiment READ MORE Wood and Paper Stars December 17th 2014 Share We re always trying to think of ways to shade and catch the beautiful sunshine that streams directly through the Art Studio s wall of south facing windows in the cold months Inspired by the array of twig stars I ve seen on Pinterest staff in the Art Studio helped me make these stained glass like stars and turn them into a happy window hanging READ MORE Toddler Art Exploration Printing Circles with Found Objects November 7th 2014 Share An exploration I offered in my Friday morning toddler program featured plastic caps and cups paper towel tubes paint and paper The great thing about this exploration is that it s not just for toddlers 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/1620?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 How To Make a Chalkboard March 12th 2014 Share Sweet Treats Abound January 18th 2014 Share Art Studio interns at The Carle help us in many ways including with documenting our Every Day Art Program It s been great to have our J Term intern Gabby s vibrant spirit here with us the past couple of weeks Please enjoy her words and photos about the project Sweet Treats 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1620?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Making Nature Faces September 9th 2013 Share Every year the week long program we teach here at The Carle Call For Caterpillars Are On Display June 16th 2013 Share To celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art s 10th anniversary year this year we welcomed friends families schools and other organizations throughout the country and abroad to create 3 dimensional caterpillar sculptures out of found materials Photographs of the caterpillar sculptures are currently on display in the windows of The Art Studio on sheets of transparent vellum in document sleeves and connected together with 1 book rings READ MORE And The Winners Are June 11th 2013 Share We are very proud to announce the three winners for our Call For Caterpillars Contest 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1620?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    of found materials to create their own mini flower gardens READ MORE Call For Caterpillars May 24th 2013 Share Did you know about The Carle s Call For Caterpillars Ribbon Window Shade April 25th 2013 Share We often get questions from curious Museum guests about the window screens we have created hanging in The Studio s windows The Ribbon Window Shade uses some of the same materials as our Plastic Cap Window Screen and is a good way to explore the art of weaving Plastic Cap Window Screen April 2nd 2013 Share We love The Studio s large southern facing wall of windows and often use them as a creative display space for visitor art work or interesting materials This winter Diana and I have been brainstorming ways to reuse old marker caps and at the same time have been wanting to introduce a few new hanging displays Here s how I created our new plastic cap window screen that s hanging in The Studio s entryway 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1620?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    making greeting holiday cards with kids Here is one which will require a little prep and assistance from an adult since it calls for a specialty material and the use of an iron First see what you have for fabric Scrapish pieces will do The bottom half of the tee shirt that ripped and a piece of the skirt with the stain on it will do 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 Make a Trash to Treasure Town August 19th 2012 Share The Studio experienced quite a construction boom 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1620?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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