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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


by Meghan Burch
This exploration's structure is one you can use with different themes and books again and again.
by Meghan Burch
Help your child make easy and creative stamps at home.
by Meghan Burch
Homemade stamp pads are less expensive than store-bought and allow you to customize their size and use.
by Meghan Burch
Try intentionally limiting the variety of materials offered during creative activities, and see what your kids come up with.
by Meghan Burch
Using basic tools helps keep kids concentrated on concept and story development, rather than on becoming familiar with the materials.
by Meghan Burch
Break out the tension curtain rods and dream up aesthetically pleasing ways to shade indoor spaces.

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