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

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The Butterfly by Eric Carle


Making Art with Children

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

Stencil and Paint Experiment Workshop

Charged with designing one of this summer's Let's Make Art Together family workshops, Helen Austin and Anne Hayes, two of our summer interns, designed an exploration of painting and printmaking techniques inspired by This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Anne and Helen describe their project here.


Art Olympics

Recently two of the Art Studio Summer Interns, Helen Austin and Leah Henry, designed and led a Special Sunday activity for our Museum guests inspired by the Olympics. Step aside Rio – The Art Olympics, with events including stamping, drawing, sculpting, and even flying, is going for the gold! READ MORE

Watercolor-Painted Collage Papers

If you’re a parent or educator, hearing the name Eric Carle probably brings many colorful pictures mind. His iconic tissue paper collages are loved by many. We’ve come up with a few alternative materials and processes so that children and adults can have a fun and successful experience creating their own visually-textured collage papers. READ MORE


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