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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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Tissue Paper and Liquid Starch Collage

There are few explorations we do in the studio more loved than Tissue Paper and Liquid Starch Collage. Eric Carle uses collage to create the illustrations for his books by cutting shapes out of tissue papers he painted with acrylic paint and then gluing them to thick white board. We offer this project from time-to-time in the Art Studio as a way for guests to connect with Eric Carle's work. What we see time and time again, however, is that after even just a little time experimenting with colorful tissue papers and glue, guests of all ages become connected with their own inner-artist. READ MORE

Collaging on Sticky Surfaces

On a recent Sunday, one of our favorite artists, Keri Smith joined us to help host a masterfully-messy event in The Studio, appropriately called, Mess: Art Made by Accident. Throughout the Studio we had open-ended projects designed with Keri that involved randomness and chance, including Collaging on Sticky Surfaces, Funky Drawing, Hot Glue Sculptures and Painting with Drips and Spills.

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