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

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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Memory Wall

If you stop by the Art Studio in the month of February you'll notice a fantastic splash of color on the back wall we created after a trip to the office supply store*. This will be a space for visitors to share their most important memories during our project Telling Our Stories, starting this Wednesday. Here's how we made the pattern:

Last week, Studio volunteers Jenn, Nancy, and Sarah worked tirelessly creating a giant grid of 4"x4" squares using a ruler and a laser level (best invention ever!).

Next, Cindy and Jane, also Studio volunteers, filled in each square across the grid with Post-its following a pattern I drew with colored pencils on some graph paper.

Little by little throughout the day...

The pattern began to take shape...

Until finally...

The grid was finally complete and is ready to be filled with memories!

Telling Our Stories

February 1 - March 13, 2012

Free with Museum Admission

Timelines are records highlighting significant events and journeys in the past. Create a personal timeline with drawings of your most memorable life events. During school vacation week help honor the important people in your life on the Art Studio's memory wall. Can't make it to The Carle in February? Take a look at the list of questions below. Answer one (or more) in the comments section and I'll add it to the wall for you.

  • WHAT IS YOUR HAPPIEST MEMORY?
  • DESCRIBE A MEMORY SHARED WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER.
  • WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GO? WHY?
  • WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU'VE EVER GIVEN? RECEIVED?
  • WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU'VE EVER LEARNED?

 

*We used 4"x4" Super Sticky Post-its in Tropical.  

 

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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 Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 5:14 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie, Every Day Art Program. 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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