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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Painting with Droppers March 21st 2015 Share I m excited to share with you an exploration I tried with a group of toddlers It s inspired by Uri Schulevitz s Rain Rain Rivers and other pipette explorations I ve seen on Pinterest and celebrates The Carle s exhibition Tall Tales and Short Tales The Art of Uri Shulevitz open March 14 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 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1617?page=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Guest Post Emily s Experience with Citrus Dough September 13th 2014 Share I ve been having a wonderful time lately sharing books and exploring materials at a monthly toddler preschool playgroup at the Worcester Family Partnership This past month we explored citrus dough made at home and the results were so fun that Meghan and Diana asked me to share them here READ MORE On Our Bookshelf Tinkerlab A Hands On Guide for Little Inventors September 5th 2014 Share Tinkerlab has been in my possession for at least 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 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/1617?page=2 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1617?page=3 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    fun in the Art Studio with materials and explorations selected especially for them Sometimes messy always open ended and experimental the 4 week series occur about once a season On one of my recent Materials Play sessions I offered pieces of contact paper and a variety of sparkly things to stick to it READ MORE How To Make a Chalkboard March 12th 2014 Share Toddler Art Activity Flour Paint Experiment February 26th 2014 Share Materials Play is a space and time for toddlers and their parent or caregiver to have fun in the Art Studio with materials and explorations selected especially for them Sometimes messy always open ended and experimental the 4 week series occur about once a season I kicked off the latest Materials Play series with an exploration that was as much science experiment as it was art making READ MORE 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 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/1617?page=4 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    Textures on the Light Table January 7th 2014 Share Family Snowflake Workshop January 7th 2014 Share Originally posted on Thursday November 21st 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 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1617?page=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    been wanting to use some brightly colored vellum samples we received 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 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 2015 2 March 2015 3 February 2015 4 January 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1617?page=6 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    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 Winter Snow Painting February 13th 2013 Share Hi I m Sarah Johnston and I work part time in the Studio and conduct Student Outreach Programs for The Carle Diana and Meghan invited me to contribute to the Studio s blog about once a month so I m excited to start sharing some of my ideas with you I have a background in art education and taught elementary art for five years in Chicago before relocating to Western Massachusetts with my husband in 2011 I hope you enjoy my first post READ MORE Winter Light Table January 19th 2013 Share Here is a sneak peek at one of the new things our January Intern Reid is making for the light table READ MORE Gabby s Face Game December 26th 2012 Share The past few weeks we ve been saying our goodbyes to all of our fabulous student staff members as they finish their semesters and head home on winter break Recently our fall semester intern Gabby Rosenberg completed her final project The Face Game an interactive display for Museum guests in the Art Studio 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 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/1617?page=7 (2016-02-12)
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  • Making Art with Children | Carle Museum
    toddler 25 inches off the ground 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 Helping Children Problem Solve August 11th 2012 Share Whenever I m asked about what I love about working in the Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art I think about an interaction I had with a couple of young guests J and B brothers and a tissue paper collage project This encounter is a great example of how working with materials can help develop and hone creative problem solving skills 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

    Original URL path: http://www.picturebookart.org/blogs/making-art/1617?page=8 (2016-02-12)
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