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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    from Canson paper READ MORE Week of the Young Child Part 3 April 20th 2013 Share Rounding out my series of posts celebrating The Week of the Young Child and Brain Building in Progress Week The BBIP campaign wants everyone to know that A knowledgeable community and well qualified education workforce give children the support they need to succeed in school and life READ MORE Week of The Young Child part 2 April 8th 2013 Share In my last post I shared that The Carle is celebrating The Week of the Young Child and Brain Building in Progress Week with a series of posts on this blog and hosting a special Brain Building in Progress Storytime in our Reading Library on Friday April 19 at 10 30 am READ MORE Week of the Young Child Part 1 April 5th 2013 Share The Carle committed to inspiring a love of art and reading through picture books hopes you will celebrate 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 2014 6 February 2014 5 January 2014 6 November 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1600?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    new things our January Intern Reid is making for the light table READ MORE Slowing Down January 5th 2013 Share This one year old and her mother from New York spent a while in a sun bathed corner of the Studio yesterday afternoon In no hurry they permitted me to enter their moment with my camera Today as I reviewed the images these words from Loris Malaguzzi came to mind READ MORE Fingerpainting with Toddlers Debunking My Own Myths November 2nd 2012 Share My first order of finger paint arrived from Discount School Supply in time for Materials Play one of our drop in art exploration times especially for toddlers From a Toddler s Point of View October 26th 2012 Share The other week after observing a tentative toddler at the light table in the Studio I wondered if I had ever really looked at this room from the perspective of a toddler 25 inches off the ground 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1600?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Toddler Art Activity Leaf and Flower Collages July 13th 2012 Share Today kicked off our summer session of Materials Play a weekly drop in activity for especially for toddlers Our summer intern Aiyi has been helping me plan the 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 Savannah on My Mind May 16th 2012 Share Sorry you haven t heard from me in a while Last week I returned from a long overdue trip to Savannah Georgia to visit friends Early May happened to be a great time to visit the city the trees and flowers were in full bloom and spanish moss in full hang It was warm and sunny but not too hot and there were tons of activities for us to partake in throughout the weekend including a 5K benefit race historic trolley tour and farmers market hello Georgia peaches and blueberries 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1600?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    that week 3 way back in January of my Friday series for toddlers Printing with Found Materials March 11th 2012 Share To prepare for an upcoming printmaking workshop for teachers I recently created a visual example of printing with found materials to hang in the Art Studio 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 Materials Play in the Morning Week 2 January 21st 2012 Share Yeah I m already a week behind on reporting out on our new weekly in Jan Feb materials experience for toddlers I 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1600?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Table Children and their adults can practice their mark making together on large white pieces of drawing paper taped directly to the table s surface 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 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 Watercolor Poem to Help Early Painters September 12th 2011 Share The Studio has a favorite way to teach watercolors to those young visitors using them for the first time or just in need of a refresher READ MORE Special Event Amelia Gambetti Lella Gandini Early Childhood Education in Reggio Emilia September 10th 2011 Share Since the Studio s approach is influenced by the philosophy of early childhood education in Reggio Emilia Italy we re super excited to share that Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini are presenting at The Carle 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1600?page=7 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 How Young Children Draw People II August 20th 2011 Share I have a 4 month old at home so I m experiencing up close and personally how engaged babies are with faces especially human faces My baby is constantly reaching for and touching the face of whomever is holding her Its no surprise to me then that With rare exceptions children draw people before they draw animals houses vehicles or vegetation Rhoda Kellogg Young Children s Drawings of People Part I August 13th 2011 Share Since we re focusing on portraiture in the studio for the next month I m going to devote my next few posts 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 Watercolor Wash Collage Papers July 28th 2011 Share Recently we had perfect weather for making some fun summer outdoor art here at The Carle Young At Art June 21st 2011 Share One of the many books that has helped shape my approach to making art with children is Young at Art by Susan Stiker READ MORE Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1600?page=8 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Special Sunday Art Activity Here is her report of the day READ MORE Art Studio Internship Program February 25th 2015 Share Are you an art education or museum studies student or recent graduate looking for an exciting and rewarding internship opportunity Look no further than the Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Interns in the Art Studio interact with families and professionals daily participate in museum wide events expand their knowledge about museum and art education design special projects for museum guests and contribute ideas to our daily programming READ MORE The Materials Market Creating Paper Food Sculptures February 9th 2015 Share Beryl Ford The Art Studio s January Term Intern a sophomore at Smith College designed last month s Special Sunday Art Activity as part of her final project during her internship with us Here is her report of the day 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/2765?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    s stunningly high ceilings and southern facing walls of glass Here in The Art Studio we are always experimenting with ways to compliment the light filled room including the open spaces high above us 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 Mitchell s Special Sunday The Dream Catching Game July 31st 2014 Share Mitchell one of our Summer Interns hosted a Special Sunday project involving dreams and 3 D materials the other day Here is his report on how it went READ MORE Layered Paper Drawings April 13th 2014 Share 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/2765?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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