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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

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

Setting a Space for Inspiration: Materials Play

In planning for the Materials Play Program, we specifically design art experiences with our toddler guests, and their caregivers, in mind. In the past two quarterly sessions, I have been really interested in continuing our thoughts about setting a space for inspiration by re-imagining the back part of our Art Studio for whole body exploration. In other words, I wanted each art experience to be immersive, focusing on limited materials, and tailored to toddler interests. Below is a round-up of the past sessions, I hope it inspires you to re-imagine your spaces based upon your art-maker’s interests! 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

Watercolor Pencil Possibilities

Watercolor pencils are one of our favorite materials. Lately, we have been using them for a range of projects on a variety of surfaces, working on both a large and small scale. Because of this, we decided that it was time to devote a blog post to this fantastic medium. READ MORE

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