A little more Eric Carle

Published by Lori Pickert on October 20, 2007 at 01:29 PM

carle-catepillar.jpgThe Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art uses a Reggio-inspired approach in their art studio programs.

Based on the ateliers of Reggio Emilia, programs in the Art Studio feature a variety of materials and techniques in order to promote the process of “thinking” with our hands, eyes, and sensibilities, as well as our brains. By using one’s visual language as a means of inquiry and investigation of the world, the cognitive and expressive processes are joined in the development of knowledge. Whether through the drop-in Public Art Program available to all visitors whenever the Museum is open, the group programs which include a gallery and studio component, or the many workshops and classes offered by teaching artists, we are guided by the belief that encounters with materials teach us about ourselves, heighten our awareness of the world around us, and promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

Eric Carle also has a separate website, which includes an FAQ that might be interesting to children who enjoy his work. At the bottom of the same page are links to download Eric's "occasional newsletter", the Caterpillar Express.

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Comment by Molly on October 21, 2007 at 03:25 PM

Lori: This is possibly unrelated, but wondering if you have seen/visited the web site of Illustrator, Quentin Blake? (www.quentinblake.com) He provides an interesting section for teachers & parents on using illustration as a learning mechanism. He is one of my favorites and I just purchased a collection (yet to arrive) for my girls. I haven't forgotten to get back to you about the other matter. Just busy and need to formulate my thoughts a bit better first. - Molly

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 21, 2007 at 03:39 PM

it's very related! :^) i loved his section of this book (artist to artist) -- i should have mentioned in my review (i think i didn't) that each illustrator included pictures of him- or herself as a child. i especially loved quentin's. :^)

i will definitely check out his website. it is taking us a long time to work through the material we already have (which is a good thing), but just the fact that the different illustrators have websites to visit with more info is so great.

don't worry about the other thing; i am always very busy and understand how it goes! ;^)

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