Workshops & Classes

Create with The Carle! Printmaking for Adults 55 and Older

Wednesdays, May 1 - June 12, 2019

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: South Hadley Senior Center

Teacher Artist: Joyce Silverstone

Bookings open to South Hadley Monday, April 8

General Bookings open Monday, April 15

Join us at South Hadley Senior Center for Create with The Carle! In this seven-week workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore printmaking techniques that don't require a press. Participants will create multiple prints, using hand-pressure and carving tools to learn basic techniques including transfer drawing, linocut, and printing for collage additions. One of the workshop sessions will involve a visit to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to view original works of art behind the scenes with museum staff.

Item No. 480103AROHA
Make a Book!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Adult workshop, ages 16 and up

Join The Carle's Art Educators in this evening workshop to create your own hand-made sketchbook, notebook, or journal using found, hand-painted, and recycled papers. Learn how to bind and cover books using the signature stitch and stab binding technique.

Item No. 480103MAKEABOOK
An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

Friday, June 21, 2019

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

(4 PDPs) Designed as a way to teach viewers to find mearning and pleasure in works of art, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigal Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine. Participants will learn about 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 state standards in Language Arts.

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Create with The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Creative Writing

Seven Tuesdays from July 9 - August 20

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Applewood, Amherst

Registration open for Applewood residents: May 13

General registration opens: May 27

Explore your creativity by joining this writing workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by poet Ellen Doré Watson, this seven-week course will introduce participants to a range of prompts, forms, and techniques designed to inspire writing across genres. The class will include a visit to The Carle and culminate in a publication of particpants' work.

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