Workshops & Classes

Nature, Art and the Imagination 2017

July 17 - July 21, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ages: Entering 1st grade - 5th grade

Join us for a week of exploration, creativity, and art-making! In this week-long program, experiment with unique materials to create your own works of art and a collaborative large-scale installation in The Art Studio. Be inspired by the beautiful outdoors through nature walks, the original artworks in the galleries, and the light-filled spaces of the museum. Get hands-on with the materials in The Art Studio by developing your own projects and come together as a team to create something big and bold! On the last day, we will share all that we've learned and made during the week, and host a reception for our families.

Item No. 480103NAI
$300.00
Puppets as Tools for Education and Diversity

April 8, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

(5 PDPs) A master puppeteer in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Mariano Dolci illustrates the multiple ways children and educators can use puppets to communicate creatively. Participants will hear from Mariano Dolci and Vito Minoia as they share stories of how puppets celebrate inclusion and diversity, and then attend a public puppet performance by Dolci. Following a break for lunch, participants will return to the Art Studio to construct their own paper puppets, with support from Dolci and Minoia. English translation by Lella Gandini.

Instructors include Mariano Dolci, expert puppeteer from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy; Vito Minoia, Professor from the University of Urbino, Italy and Director of Theatre of Diversity Journal; and Lella Gandini, US Liason for the schools of Reggio Emilia.

Item No. 480123PUP
$60.00
Transforming Recycled Materials

May 9. 2017

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(3 PDPs) Join us on the journey of a recycled material from discarded object to one full of creative potential. Walk away from this workshop with ideas about how to transform materials as you promote creativity and sustainability in your classroom, art studio, library or home.

Instructors: Meg Nicoll and Sara Ottomano

Item No. 480123RECYCLED
$40.00
Create at the Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Collage

Mondays, May 8 - July 10, 2017 (no class held on May 29 and July 3)

10:00 am

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art. In this eight-week workshop, participants working with Collage Artist and Illustrator, Micha Archer, will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques for creating collages and collage papers including tissue paper layering, homemade rubber stamps, texture rubbings, and wax and rice paste resist. Participants will also learn simple transferal techniques that will contribute to the composition and creation of their own personalized collages.

The program will include time spent looking closely at original artworks from The Carle's collection and a visit from artist Ekua Holmes, a Boston based painter and collage artist who at age 60 illustrated her first children's book Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, which won a 2016 Caldecott Honor.

Create at The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Artful Aging programs.

Item No. 480103AROHA2
$90.00
An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

May 19, 2017

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

(4 PDPs) Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine. Participants will be introduced to Housen's theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts.

Instructor: Courtney Waring

Item No. 480123VTS
$50.00
Create at the Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking

Mondays, September 11 - October 30, 2017 

10:30 am

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art. 

Artists' books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books. Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch

Create at The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Artful Aging programs.

Item No. 480103AROHA3
$90.00