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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

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.

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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

Summer Stamps

Summer can mean so many colorful things: blue skies, green grass, purple wildflowers, turquoise water, green leaves and blueberries. We are celebrating the coolest colors of summer with this stamping activity!

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