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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
Hours
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Making Art with Children

Jamie’s Special Sunday: Fantastical Far Away Places

Recently the Art Studio's Fall Intern, Jamie DeSimone, a senior at UMass Amherst, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the day. READ MORE

Remarkable Rainbow Collage

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Brown Bear Turns 50! we spent five weeks in the Art Studio exploring collage techniques, and the colors within Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle. Focusing on one color at a time, we started experimenting with orange papers and worked our way backwards through the book to the brown of Brown Bear. READ MORE

The Art of Surprise

During a past Every Day Art Project, we noticed that children and adults alike love the surprising reaction between watercolor paint and crayons, where the crayon actively resists watercolor. We wanted to continue to explore the art of surprise and the result was the conclusion to our Let's Make Art Together workshops. READ MORE

Music, Motion, and Marks: Oil Pastels and Long Paintbrushes

On one of our Friday morning sessions of Materials Play this year, we offered a two-phase invitation to create. At our low table, toddlers and preschoolers experimented with chubby oil pastels on large white pieces of paper. When they felt done with the pastels, they brought the paper over to a setup on the floor to play with paint brushes taped to long sticks and black tempera paint while standing. READ MORE

Brown Bear Turns 50: Picture Book Endpapers Display Wall

In honor of three big events this fall surrounding Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See??the 50th Anniversary of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle?s acclaimed collaboration, The Carle?s pop-up exhibition Brown Bear Everywhere (August 13 - October 9, 2016), and The Carle?s gallery exhibition Brown Bear Turns 50 (September 13, 2016 - March 19, 2017)?the Art Studio recreated the endpapers of this iconic book. READ MORE

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