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


  • 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

Young Children's Drawings of People Part I

Since we're focusing on portraiture in the studio for the next month, I'm going to devote my next few posts to how young children represent people. As an artist and educator, I've been really interested in the mark-makings of very young children ever since the studio was gifted Rhoda Kellogg's Analyzing Children's Art and Children's Drawings/Children's Minds by one of our volunteers. 

Rhoda Kellogg has examined millions of drawings by young children from all over the world and has shared her observations in numerous books and articles. I'm going to let her words inspire my own examination of the works created by our visitors over the next month and hopefully I'll have some interesting things to share with you.



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. 



by Meghan Burch

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This entry was posted on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 3:36 pm and is filed under By Meghan Burch, Drawing, Toddlers, 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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