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

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  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

 

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Meadow Mural

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

In celebration of the opening of Bobbie’s Meadow this summer, we invited guests to bring the Meadow into the Great Hall of the Museum by creating a mural on the windows.

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

 We used Stabilo watercolor pencils to draw directly on the windows and create a collaborative meadow-scape for the Museum. These pencils work well on window surfaces, they create a bold colorful line and wipe off easily with soapy water. 

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Helping us out on the day were three local artists, Micha Archer, Meghan Burch and B.Z. Reily, who brought their own materials and outdoors-inspired artwork to share.

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

With the simple invitation of “what can you add to our meadow?” we saw dinosaurs stomping, insects crawling, birds flying and plants growing.

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

By placing mats on the floor guests could work at whatever height they were most comfortable with, standing or sitting.

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

When the sun shone through the windows, the drawn lines cast shadows on the floor, creating another dimension to this collaborative mural.

Photo by Jim Gipe Pivot Media. © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

 We left the window meadow up for a few days to enjoy, and then then watercolor pencils wiped off of the window easily with soap and water. Lately the windows have provided plenty of inspiration for large-scale artwork, we look forward to continuing to use these surfaces to explore materials.

 

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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 Meg Nicoll

This entry was posted on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 10:00 am and is filed under By Meg Nicoll, Displays & Window Shades, Special Events, Drawing, Nature. 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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