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Micha Archer

Biography

Micha Archer

Micha Archer is an artist, illustrator and educator living in Western Massachusetts. A world traveller, her sense of colour and pattern is influenced by the folk art, crafts and architecture of India, Nepal, West Africa and Mexico, among other countries. Working with gouache, watercolours, pen and ink, and collage, she creates layered pieces from various materials on paper and digitally.
With a B.A. in Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst she taught for 15 years in a Kindergarten classroom. In addition to consulting with teachers on incorporating art into their classrooms, she offers workshops and classes to children, adults and other artists.
Her design and illustration clients include; the Massachusetts Department of Parks and Recreation, Liberty Bottles, A series of book covers for Interlink Publishing, Cricket Magazine, McGraw Hill, Hartcourt, Scholastic, Pearson-Scott Foresman and two children's books with Barefoot Books; LOLA'S FANDANGO and THE WISE FOOL. She is a member of WMIG- Western Mass. Illustrators Guild.

Micha Archer

Books by Micha Archer

by Micha Archer - Art, Children's 5-8, Education, Friendship, Nature, Performing Arts

What is poetry? Is it glistening morning dew? Spider thinks so. Is it crisp leaves crunching? That’s what Squirrel says. Could it be a cool pond, sun-warmed sand, or moonlight on the grass? Maybe poetry is all of these things, as it is something special for everyone—you just have to take the time to really look and listen. The magical thing is that poetry is in everyone, and Daniel is on his way to discovering a poem of his own after spending time with his animal friends.