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

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Making Art

Another Rainbow

As I was going through our photos today, this one of a materials buffet from a conference we hosted a few years back jumped out at me. I'd like to call myself a color minimalist. But, since having a baby last year, I've become especially interested in colors, particularly... all of them. At once. I was one of those kids who like to keep my crayons in spectrum order. Were you too? There is just something about the spectrum that makes materials so enticing to me. Do you use the spectrum to order materials in your classroom or home? READ MORE

Make Your Own Stamp Pads

Whenever we do stamping projects in the studio we use stamp pads we've made ourselves. Homemade stamp pads are less expensive than store-bought and allow us to customize their size and the type of pigment we use in them. READ MORE

Make Your Own Foam Stamp

Printmaking is a fun, open-ended process for image-making. Stamping is a kinesthetically satisfying and approachable form of printmaking, so it's a great fit for many of our projects in the Art Studio and at home. In one of our Every Day Art Projects, we offered our guests at The Carle a chance to make their own stamp. You can easily make stamps like we do in the Art Studio


A Green Thumb

During our preparation this week for the next Public Art Project, I was reminded of how much we love using magazine paper for programs here at The Carle.


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