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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    ways to experiment with appreciate and observe nature together at home or with students in an artistic way 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 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 Make Your Own Foam Stamp April 19th 2012 Share Printmaking is a fun open ended process for image making Stamping is a kinesthetically satisfying and approachable form of printmaking so it s a great fit for many of our projects in the Art Studio and at home In one of our Every Day Art Projects we offered our guests at The Carle a chance to make their own stamp You can easily make stamps like we do in the Art Studio READ MORE Making the Case March 31st 2012 Share Allie over at Bakers and Astronauts recently shared this video via NPR and I just had to share it too READ MORE Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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/1622?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    early elementary classroom and at home READ MORE 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 Artist Michael Albert s Visit to The Carle March 4th 2012 Share New York based artist Michael Albert makes collages from cereal boxes and just published his first book An Artist s America Last Saturday he visited The Carle READ MORE Rainbow Window Shades Easy Way to Display Art February 28th 2012 Share Our Art Studio is blessed with an entire wall of windows on our South facing side That means in the months of short days the sun s glorious rays stream right in to our eyes That kind of direct light is great for feeling like a cat relaxed and drowsy but is sometimes tricky for working READ MORE 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 Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1622?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1623?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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    it holds a close tie with Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th International Dot Day is every mid September and is inspired by the picture book The Dot 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 Making Paper Fly September 2nd 2014 Share Caryn Moon just wrapped up her summer internship here in The Carle s Art Studio A few weeks ago she documented her final project design a special activity for our guests Here is her report of the day 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1623?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Layered Paper Drawings April 13th 2014 Share 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1623?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Gabby s Miti Project February 9th 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 5 September 2014 10 August 2014 2 July 2014 3 June 2014 4 May 2014 3 April 2014 4 March 2014 6 February 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1623?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 New Family Workshop This Winter October 29th 2013 Share I know it s a little early to think about snow when there are still leaves on the trees but if you and your kids are big fans of winter then you ll love my upcoming class The Family Snowflake Workshop Painting with Clay October 8th 2013 Share Painting with clay is a surprisingly fun and easy way to explore mark making in a new way Making Nature Faces September 9th 2013 Share Every year the week long program we teach here at The Carle 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1623?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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    I found it via Tinkerlab From Found Materials to Flowers June 3rd 2013 Share Love plants and flowers but don t have a green thumb Here s a gardening activity for the whole family and you re guaranteed to grow beautiful blooms of all sorts During the Every Day Art Project From Found Materials to Flowers here in The Studio at The Carle guests creatively used an array of found materials to create their own mini flower gardens READ MORE 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 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 3 May 2015 1 April

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1623?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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