I notice that my last post was over a month ago, telling you that I was preparing for a busy month of programs on the road and here at The Carle. As it turns out, it was busy enough to take me off the blog altogether for a month.
I’m sharing some pictures from my May 10th visit to Lexington, MA, birthplace of the American Revolution and home to the beautiful Cary Memorial Library located just off The Battle Green. Ruth Lynn, Children’s Services Department Head, invited me to present 3 programs during National Children’s Book Week.
My day started with a group of enthusiastic preschoolers. Together we read Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle and talked about shape. Then each person selected an interesting organic shape to use as the start of a collage.
I did our program I Am an Artist with 5-8 year olds. I discussed Eric Carle’s techniques and process and they stamped papers with interesting visual textures and turned them into their own pictures.
The 9-12 year old group was small but enthusiastic and excited to learn about how picture books are made and then go through the process of making their own 3-color monoprints in Possibilities in Print.
It was a great day. Thanks again, Ruth, for inviting The Carle to Cary Library!