PARIS — The Paris Public Library’s Children’s Room will celebrate the art of Eric Carle on two consecutive Tuesdays, July 29 and Aug. 5, at 3:30 p.m.

Carle, award-winning illustrator of children’s books such as “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “The Very Quiet Cricket,” “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse” and more, utilizes a very special technique for his illustrations. He paints on tissue paper with a brush filled with paint. He does not paint a picture; he merely paints paper. When the paper dries, he cuts out various shapes from his hand-painted papers, often layering them to create, in collage technique, his colorful illustrations.

On July 29, children will delve into a messy project, so should dress accordingly. They will paint various types and sizes of paper with a single color after listening to and looking at some of Carle’s picture books, such as “Pancakes, Pancakes” and “The Rabbit and the Turtle.”

On Aug. 5, after a few more samplings of Carle’s collages, all the the painted paper will be combined and children will select what they want to use to create their own designs.

Elementary-aged children through high school are welcome. For more information contact the Paris Public Library at 743-6994.

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