Workshops & Classes

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

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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.

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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.

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Celebrate Grandparent's Day at The Carle!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

1:30 - 3:00 pm

For children ages 4 and up with an accompanying adult. $12 per each adult/child pair.

We invite kids to bring along their grandparents, family members or adult friends to celebrate collaboration and sharing stories together. In this workshop we will read stories inspired by grandparents and work together to make creative books that invite play and further exploration.

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Summer Teacher Workshop 2017 - All Together Now: Learning Through Collaboration

August 7, 2017

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

(7 PDPs) Join educators throughout the region for a one-day workshop exploring collaboration and its role in teaching and learning. Keynote speaker Ben Mardell, a researcher at Project Zero, will share insights and stories from the Pedagogy of Play and Children are Citizens projects to illustrate how children, teachers, schools and the community can collaborate to enhance learning and foster democratic citizenry. The day also includes flash talks from teachers on the topic of collaboration in and out of the classroom, workshops in the Art Studio and Galleries, and a workshop looking at the role of documentation in collaboration.

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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.

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Whole Book Approach

Friday, September 29, 2017

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

(3 PDPs) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This session will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle to see the Whole Book Approach in action. Afterwards, the group will discuss their observations and explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert. Instructor: Courtney Waring

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Wordless Picture Books

Friday, September 29, 2017

1:30 - 4:30 pm

(3 PDPs) How does one "read" a wordless picture book? How can wordless picture books help emergent readers who must learn to negotiate the printed word? How can pictures tell a story? In this workshop, we'll explore how wordless picture books invite careful observation, critical thinking, and opportunities to make meaning out of what one sees and hears from others. The session will include a guided tour of the exhibit David Wiesner: The Art of Wordless Storytelling, an introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), practice applying VTS to wordless picture books, and more. Instructor: David Feinstein

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