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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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Feathered Flyers: Collaging Paper Birds

Have I ever mentioned how much we love birds here at The Carle?  I don't need to convince you that birds are pretty magical creatures, but we've especially obsessed with them lately because of the current exhibition, Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willemson view through February 23rd, 2014.

 Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Mo Willems, the author and illustrator of the popular Pigeon series of picture books is the latest inspiration for The Art Studio's project, Feathered Flyers, which just ending last week.  We offered a selection of large bird-inspired construction paper shapes for guests to choose from. Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Paper scraps, texture rubbing plates and wax crayons added fun feathery details to the birds.

Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Here are many more of the beautiful birds flying around The Aviary here in  The Studio!

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We have birds on wires...

 Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Birds that like to flock together....

Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

Birds sitting in nests...

Feathered Flyers/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

and birds with lots of tiny little shapes attached!

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This was a really popular project with The Carle's guests and I was sad to see the project end, but The Aviary will stay on display through November.  When you stop by for The Fine Art of Friendship, the new Every Day Art Project,  be sure to check it out for yourself! Want to make your own texture rubbing plates? Visit our tutorial here. Check out our other collage material and project suggestions here. Or purchase some plastic texture plate sets here, or here.  

 

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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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