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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Nature Professional Development Workshop here at The Carle Monotype Printmaking with Kids September 24th 2012 Share I wanted to share this monotype printmaking project we teach during Animals Art and Imagination a mixed age summer class we host here at The Carle every summer How to Make Paper September 13th 2012 Share Recently the Studio hosted our annual full day summer class for children Animals Art Imagination 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1676?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    set of rubbing plates with grass and leaves but you can use these steps with many other natural materials too 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 Family Art Program at Dorman School July 24th 2012 Share The Carle Studio has taken to the road this summer in conjunction with the implementation of a grant from the Funder 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 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 Playing with Clay March 14th 2012 Share Its been a beautiful Spring y week here in MA and though we haven t had enough snow to make for soggy ground I m reminded that the rain and mud season is approaching I am therefore reminded that week 3 way back in January of my Friday series for toddlers 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1676?page=7 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 Bridging Art and Nature Workshop October 17th 2011 Share Yesterday eleven educators joined me at The Museum for the professional development workshop Animals Art and the Imagination August 26th 2011 Share Its hard to believe the summer is nearly over For the Studio the season goes out with a bang in our annual four day program Animals Art and the Imagination This year s program concluded yesterday so we need a few days to process some of the significant moments but I couldn t start the weekend without sharing a few images from the week Each day started at The Carle where we looked at and talked about art The newly installed Imaginary Garden by Leo Lionni pictured here READ MORE Flower Drawings August 5th 2011 Share Summer is a great time of year to draw some flora and fauna from observation 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 7 February 2013 4 January 2013 3 December 2012 6 November 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1676?page=8 (2016-02-12)
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  • Hawken School Early Childhood Training Institute | Carle Museum
    on session I challenged the participants to re imagine and re purpose some everyday materials Coffee filters paper drinking cones glassine candy bags and colorful drinking straws were bent twisted torn shredded cut folded stacked and more Working in teams they got to know their materials by exploring and manipulating them ultimately creating a collaborative site specific composition My main aim of the day was to present many possibilities for how adults can support children in their research of ideas through materials My favorite parts of workshops are always the moments between the activities of the day the one on one problem solving conversations I have with educators during breaks the questions that pop up as we walk from one part of the day to the next I m grateful that there were many moments such as this on Wednesday Hawken a private preschool through grade 12 school in the Cleveland area has a beautiful new Reggio inspired Early Childhood Center Because they are in the middle of an expansion and summer renovations I didn t get to see the classrooms fully set up What I did catch beautiful thoughtfully considered details told me this is a very special learning environment Many thanks to Mary Beth Hilborn and Gail Holtz for hosting me at Hawken and to the participating educators for their contributions to a great day Please come by if you re ever in New England by Meghan Burch Tags break out sessions cleveland early childhood training institute gail holtz hands on minds on hawken school learning environments making art with young children mary beth hilborn reggio inspired vts This entry was posted on Saturday August 3rd 2013 at 4 49 pm and is filed under Our Approach Outreach Professional Development You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/hawken-school-early-childhood-training-institute (2016-02-12)
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  • In Our Resource Center - The Artful Parent | Carle Museum
    t Hul found a friendly and approachable way to ignite new excitement about what I already believe After reading the book I felt encouraged me as a parent in my effort to fill my own family s life with art and creativity Though only a few of her project ideas in the book felt a little new to me I found myself getting excited about ideas I could try in my home and at work right away As an educator I wouldn t always choose the same brands or types of materials as she recommends for all the contexts in which I work but her recommendations are really practical for young children and for home use In fact I recently used her recommendations from this list to help me select a few new materials for my 2 yr old to use in my white walled home Fingerpaint which ends up being all over paint is a favorite at my house And I m quite happy that I accidentally ordered 2 copies One has been living right on my dining room credenza where I keep our child friendly art making supplies ready for when I need a quick idea for after naptime The other rarely sits for long on my desk in the studio Its always either in the hands Margaret our intern who has been running our Friday Morning Materials Play time for toddlers or being shown to a teacher visiting the Museum I m not getting anything for endorsing this book As an educator and parent of young children I m excited to say I ve found a book that I ll be referencing for a long time to come If you re stopping by the studio I d be happy to show you our copy If you want your own The Carle Bookshop will be carrying them soon by Meghan Burch Tags books creativity family activities ideas for parents ideas for teachers jean vant hul the artful parent young children Art Studio Internship Program This entry was posted on Monday July 8th 2013 at 9 00 am and is filed under Elementary School Infants and Toddlers Mixed Media Our Approach Preschool Resources You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/our-resource-center-artful-parent (2016-02-12)
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  • Displaying Art Materials For All Ages | Carle Museum
    fasteners instead of tape to stick the cardstock labels to each basket We prefer to use brads instead of tape or glue so the baskets don t get as sticky over time The photos below are the basic steps we follow for labeling our baskets 1 Stick the label to a precut piece of cardstock that fits snugly on one side of the basket 2 Use a bookmakers awl or another sharp tool to make a hole where you want your brass fastener to go 3 Secure the fasteners to the back of the basket and add the materials For wet or messy art materials we even laminate the labels to make them last longer When the labels are not in use we store them in drawers by category then they re easy to find the next time we want to reuse them Whenever we can we add a small photo next to the words for our non reading guests That way children can help cleanup by matching the pictures Since we use a lot of paper for our activities we try and change up how we prepare and display them on the trays Sometimes we organize it by shape triangles squares or rectangles for instance Other times the labels are more general like drawing tools and collage papers so we can reuse the same labels for future projects We also design signage for specific projects to help guests take their projects further like How to make an accordion book How do you organize the art supplies in your classroom or at home for children by Diana MacKenzie Tags baskets brads brass fasteners how to organize art supplies label making labeling art supplies labels mapping makeover very hungry caterpillar This entry was posted on Thursday March 14th 2013 at 11 20 am and is filed under Space to Create Our Approach You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a reply Your name Mail will not be published Website Share CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions Melissa Guion says February 12 2016 at 1 27pm Fondly remembering my first visit to the Carle last summer My daughter and I had a wonderful time in the studio Everything is supremely well organized especially compared to my home art cabinet reply Bec Perkins says February 12 2016 at 1 27pm Great idea to prepare the artistic supplies as per the Age as kids use the different artistic supplies compare to parents or aged ones Labeling the artistic supplies will also ease up your work x x x x reply 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/displaying-art-materials-all-ages (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Institute for Educators 2012 Part 1 August 3rd 2012 Share On July 14 16 The Carle in collaboration with Smith College hosted an institute for educators Learning through the Arts and Literature A Collaboration Celebrating Innovation and Inspiration in International Education featured presenters from Pistoia Italy the University of Florence and local educators READ MORE Professional Development at The Barn June 26th 2012 Share Last month our Curator of Education Rosemary and I taught a weekend of professional development workshops in Pennsylvania at a weekend hosted by the Highlights Foundation 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1602?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 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 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 Bridging Art and Nature Workshop October 17th 2011 Share Yesterday eleven educators joined me at The Museum for the professional development workshop 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 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/1602?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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