For Adults & Educators

Create with the Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking

Eight Fridays starting September 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Granby Senior Center for Create with The Carle!, a program for adults 55 and older. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and learn to construct a variety of techniques and forms. Using these skills, participants will experiment with the relationship between text and image to create sculptural books that express their own ideas.

Create with 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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Exploring Diversity in Picture Books

Tuesday, November 6

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 (3 PDPs) In this workshop we will examine how to use picture books to provide "mirros and windows" that reflect readers' identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. Participants will explore diversity in recent picture books, discussing ways to foster a child's critical engagement with them, and learn tools for conducting diversity audits of one's book collection. The session will also include exhibition tours of A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon and Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards.

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

Eight Mondays from October 15 - December 10 (No class on November 12, Veteran's Day)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy and explore your creativity through writing by joining this workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by poet Ellen Dore Watson, this eight-week course will introduce participants to a range of prompts, forms, and techniques designed to inspire writing across genres. The class will culminate in a publication to which participants will be invited to contribute, and a celebratory reading of work written in the workshop.

Create with 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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Exploring Prints with Children

Tuesday, November 6

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

(3 PDPs) Explore printmaking processes and how to adapt it to your art-making space. In this workshop, you'll walk away with a range of safe and accessible techniques that can be explored with students pre-k through 12. We'll deconstruct the printmaking process, allowing students to explore the art form in an open-ended way. Enjoy the excitement as prints are revealed and layers of color come together to form a unique print. Techniques that can be covered include montotype, stenciling and stamping.

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Joyful and Imaginative Art Making

Tuesday, November 13

1:30 - 3:30 pm

(2 PDPs) Come play and imagine the possibilities of everday items you already have in your classroom. In this workshop facilitated by Shannon Merenstein, owner of Hatch Art Studio (Pittsburgh, PA), participants will explore several collage processes that engage makers of all ages, especially young children. The group will discuss ways to offer children choice and autonomy while also wrangling supplies and time. Registration includes a copy of the new book Collage Workshop for Kids by Shannon Merenstein.

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