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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

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  • Wednesday-Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Making Art Together

Collaging Paper Cats

Purple cat, purple cat, what do you see? Well, if purple cat visited The Art Studio this month she would see lots of colorful paper kitty friends perching, playing and purring in our Kitty Cafe!

For this project, everyone starts with a large organic shape for the cat's body, then cut their own shapes out for the head, legs, tail and other details.

We also have The Studio's collection of store-bought and handmade rubbing plates available to add unique furry textures with crayons.

It's great to see kids and their adults getting into this project!

Stop by for yourself before November 15th to make a Purrfect Pet of your own!

To make your own set of hand made rubbing plates, see our Rubbing Plate Tutorial here.

Making Art with Children is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority.

 

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We enjoy exploring materials and ideas in the Art Studio, and we’re excited to share our process with you! Please consider the following factors when adapting these posts for your learning environment: 

We facilitate a variety of programs within the Art Studio for a wide range of age groups. Please carefully consider the age appropriateness of each individual activity in your own learning environment.

Our projects are always done with adult supervision and proper safety precautions. Be sure all of your projects are overseen by adults who likewise follow proper safety precautions. The adults overseeing your project must also be responsible for handling or assisting with any potentially harmful equipment or materials. 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is not responsible for any damages, injuries or liabilities that result from any activities contained within this website, and we expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability therefor. From time to time, we reference materials that we have found to be particularly important in our projects. We do not receive any monetary compensation for recommending materials. 

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by Diana MacKenzie

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:31 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie, Collage, Elementary School, Every Day Art Program, Paper, Preschool. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.



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