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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

Setting a Space for Inspiration

In The Art Studio, we are fortunate to have a lot of different spaces. We have a display case, an entrance space, a Toddler Area, wall space, window space, shelf space, table space, and even ceiling space! When planning our Everyday Art Programs in The Art Studio, we have been thinking a lot about how to unite all these spaces to create a cohesive inspirational space for all ages. READ MORE

Sky Mobiles

Inspired by the flurry of snow that touched down recently in New England, we want to share with you one of our recent Every Day Art Projects entitled Sky Mobiles. The project itself was inspired by the exhibition in the Central Gallery at The Carle, A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle. READ MORE

Invented Tools and Moving Lines

Using everyday objects, staff members invented a variety of tools that guests recently tested out in an experimental Everyday Art Project. Guests were invited to explore black paint and mark-making tools to create lines that moved across the page. READ MORE

Sticker Play

In The Art Studio, we often experiment with materials that transform a surface. Guests discover with delight the ability of watercolor to wash over a page or the way a beeswax crayon glides across paper. In continuing these experiences, we recently explored the ways in which sticky materials transform a space during our Materials Play program for toddlers and their caregivers. We played with stickers and masking tapes in a contained area (to help with clean-up) that had children and adults alike enjoying the experience. READ MORE

The Art of Surprise

During a past Every Day Art Project, we noticed that children and adults alike love the surprising reaction between watercolor paint and crayons, where the crayon actively resists watercolor. We wanted to continue to explore the art of surprise and the result was the conclusion to our Let's Make Art Together workshops. READ MORE

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