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Collage workshop for kids : rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from the Eric Carle Museum of picture book art
2018
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Pairs essays by educators from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with instructions for collages made with such materials as tissue paper, newspaper, fabric, and buttons. - (Baker & Taylor)

Be inspired and delighted by Collage Workshop for Kids, a colorful art instruction book on collage techniques for children&;made in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Collage Workshop for Kids pairs essays by educators from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with instructions on collage technique. Chapters explore favorite art themes for kids and demonstrate how to work with colored tissue paper, newspaper, fabric and buttons, painted paper, torn paper, and more.

In each chapter, Reggio-inspired author and teacher Shannon Merenstein explores each technique with original ideas. Members of the museum's education staff offer expert advice on creating art with children.

Everything you need to know about collage is in this book, making it a great reference for teachers, librarians, and parents.
- (Grand Central Pub)

Author Biography

Shannon Merenstein is a mom and educator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The owner and creative director of Hatch Art Studio, she is endlessly inspired by the creativity, joy, and imagination of children. Part art-making studio, part community-gathering space, Hatch aspires to be a special place in Pittsburgh for people of all ages to explore, create, and imagine. Shannon returned to Pittsburgh after graduating from Pratt Institute, where she studied painting and art education. Before opening Hatch, she was an art educator and instructional coach for nearly a decade, all the while dreaming up and testing out new and creative art projects for children. 

- (Grand Central Pub)

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Merenstein, owner of Hatch Art Studio in Pittsburgh, teams up with art educators at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Mass., for a celebration of collage craft. Bright photographs feature children collaging with paper, fabric, and more. Each chapter focuses on a different concept, including "Places and Spaces," "Contrast," and "Construction." Quotes from children's book illustrators describe their own creative processes, and educators Meg Nicoll and Sara Ottomano describe museum workshops. The book's creators capture both the joy of collage and the spirit of a unique place. Ages 3–8. (Oct.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6(3)
Alexandra Kennedy
Chapter 1 Beginning
9(14)
Collecting, Arranging, Constructing
10(7)
Tools, Materials, Surfaces
17(3)
Keeping It Together
20(3)
Chapter 2 Workshops Familiar Faces
23(18)
1 Faces Two Ways
25(4)
2 Life-Size Self-Portrait
29(6)
3 Playing Dress Up
35(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
38(3)
Chapter 3 Workshops Places and Spaces
41(16)
4 Playing with Geometric Shapes: Castles and Cities
45(2)
5 Torn Newspaper Buildings: Architecture Exploration
47(4)
6 City Blocks
51(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
54(3)
Chapter 4 Workshops Nature
57(12)
7 Sticky Nature Collage
59(4)
8 Green
63(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
66(3)
Chapter 5 Workshops Contrast
69(26)
9 Newspaper and Watercolor
71(4)
10 Black and White
75(4)
11 Little and Big
79(6)
12 Texture Play
85(4)
13 Transparent and Opaque
89(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
92(3)
Chapter 6 Workshops Construction
95(12)
14 Look Inside
97(4)
15 Lantern Collage
101(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
104(3)
Chapter 7 Workshops Wearables
107(16)
16 Fabric Cape
109(4)
17 Decoupage Bracelets and Cuffs
113(4)
18 Sticker Pendants
117(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
120(3)
Chapter 8 Workshops Tell Me a Story
123(12)
19 Starter Object
125(4)
20 Beginning, Middle, End
129(3)
Studio Stories From the Carle
132(3)
Chapter 9 Workshops Experimenting with Materials
135(11)
21 Playing with Glue
137(2)
22 Painted Papers
139(2)
23 Office Supplies
141(2)
24 Print, Collage, Print
143(1)
Studio Stories From the Carle
144(2)
About the Museum 146(1)
Resources 146(3)
Acknowledgments 149(1)
About the Authors 150(2)
Index 152

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