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Meghan Burch

Meghan Burch, parent and Guided Art Programs Educator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, has been getting messy with kids, parents, and educators in the Art Studio and across the country since 2003. She has a BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and tries to think with materials and work with her hands every day.

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.  Visit The Museum’s website at http://www.carlemuseum.org.

Contributions

by Meghan Burch
Make it an event! Learn how to throw a one-of-a-kind Valentine card-making party.
by Meghan Burch
A few suggestions for how your child can use odds and ends from around the home to make art.
by Meghan Burch
Letting kids mix the flour paint themselves makes this activity a playful exploration.
by Meghan Burch
Have kids make their own homemade paintbrushes using craft foam in this crafty DIY activity.
by Meghan Burch
In this activity, found objects (yarn, tissue, bottle caps, etc.) are used to create art so good it appears edible.
by Meghan Burch
In this craft activity, children use toy trucks and paint to create colorful artwork.
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by Meghan Burch
Here is a great example of how working with materials can help develop and hone creative problem-solving skills.
by Meghan Burch
Your child will love this activity exploring prints made with fruits and vegetables.
by Meghan Burch
This imaginative art project is a great lesson on symmetry.
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by Meghan Burch
Finger painting helps toddlers learn about color, texture, and more.

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