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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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Memory Wall

If you stop by the Art Studio in the month of February you'll notice a fantastic splash of color on the back wall we created after a trip to the office supply store*. This will be a space for visitors to share their most important memories during our project Telling Our Stories, starting this Wednesday. Here's how we made the pattern:

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Materials Play in the Morning Week 2

Yeah, I'm already a week behind on reporting out on our new weekly (in Jan & Feb) materials experience for toddlers. I'll let you know right now that I don't hold out hope for getting caught up, but I'll do my best to share something from each week of this program by.....June. Tissue Paper Mountain I called it. With things hiding inside, as you may have spotted. READ MORE

Build, Shape, Create

Over the years we've worked with found materials in the Studio many times and witnessed sculptures go from piles of stuff to thoughtful, creative arrangements. Below are five different building techniques to consider the next time you and your child are playing with blocks or you're students are making sculptures using found materials.

Sculpture Stories

The weather outside today is a sloppy mix of rain and snow, a perfect day for a wet winter discovery walk. But if you're not in the mood to go puddle jumping, why not stop by The Carle and experiment with an array of found materials the Studio's collection!

Materials Play in the Morning

This morning kicked off something new I'm trying in the Studio- Friday mornings 10:00-10:30 in Jan. and Feb. I'm setting up materials provocations especially for toddlers and their caregivers, free with Museum admission or membership. A related storytime in the Reading Library follows at 10:30 am.

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