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

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Making Art Together

Kelsey's Special Monday: Wearable Bug Art

The theme for our most recent special project was insects. The project was inspired by David Wiesner’s Bugs image that was created in 2009 for The Carle Honors. The project was also inspired by the various insect stories created by Eric Carle himself. Each individual was able to collage their very own bug that they could then make into a wearable object such as a hat, sticker, bracelet etc. READ MORE

Emma's Special Sunday: Unexpected Perspectives

Recently one of the Art Studio's Summer Interns, Emma Hubacz, 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

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

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

Coffee Filters and Watercolor Paint in Open Book, Open Play

Have you ever offered coffee filters and watercolors to your preschoolers and/or toddlers? This deceptively simple pairing of materials thoroughly engaged participants in one of our Friday morning Open Book, Open Play program sessions.

Open Book, Open Play, facilitated by Museum Educator, Emily Prabhaker, happens in three to four week intervals in place of our regular Friday morning storytime program a few times a year. It extends the sharing of picture books by weaving imaginative explorations inspired by elements of the picture books shared into and after the storytime. READ MORE

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