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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

Mapping Makeover

Map making is a fun way for children to visually express places they know well, like their neighborhood, or a place that only exists in their imagination. We regularly offer map-themed projects in The Carle's Art Studio and I wanted to share some ideas that have worked well for our young guests!

Collecting a variety of drawing tools, black and white map photocopies, real maps and interesting collage papers and setting up a work station on a large table or the floor is a good place to start.


Winter Snow Painting

Hi! I'm Sarah Johnston and I work part-time in the Studio and conduct Student Outreach Programs for The Carle. Diana and Meghan invited me to contribute to the Studio's blog about once a month, so I'm excited to start sharing some of my ideas with you. I have a background in art education and taught elementary art for five years in Chicago before relocating to Western Massachusetts with my husband in 2011. I hope you enjoy my first post! READ MORE

Enter The Carle's Call For Caterpillars Contest!

To celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art?s 10th anniversary year, we invite friends, families, schools, and other organizations throughout the country and abroad to create 3-dimensional caterpillar sculptures out of found materials. Be inspired by Eric Carle?s most beloved character,

Reid's Special Sunday: Shadow Play

Reid, our January-Term intern, designed and hosted a really fun special Studio activity last week for Museum guests. Here is her report on the planning process of the project and her reflection on the day. READ MORE

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