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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 Together

Paper Cut Patterns

There is nothing like the prospect of a busy event to get us excited about creating on a large scale! For this summer's Free Fun Friday, supported by the Highland Street Foundation, we wanted to explore materials in a big way. We selected a project that invited guests to cut and layer papers to create a collaborative artwork. With the help of hundreds of people, we soon covered the walls, windows and tabletops in pattern and color! READ MORE

Paper Trails of Paper Tales

Ever wonder how we have a wide variety of collage papers for guests to use in the Art Studio? Curious about how the Art Studio stays sustainable with all our paper projects? Then this blog post is for you! In preparation for the most recent Every Day Art Project (EAP) Paper Tales, we pulled out our collage paper bins in the office and were struck by how each piece in the bin had a story. One piece was from a previous display, another from a recycling bin, another from packing material. READ MORE

A Honeycomb of Hexagons

Recently we tested out some silver and gold tempera paint, and we loved seeing how the paint stood out against different backgrounds. We decided to experiment with black and white paper, metallic paints, and stamps to create patterns within patterns on the Art Studio walls. READ MORE

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

Telescope Stories

Inspired by the recent exhibition A Friend Among us: The Art of Brinton Turkle and the artist’s illustrations of the ocean and nature, we decided to explore views through telescopes in the Everyday Art Project, Sea . . . What Can You See?. We created our own viewfinder telescopes out of cardboard tubes and invited visitors to draw and paint scenes of what they might see when they look through a telescope. READ MORE

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