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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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The Rainbow Wave

If you've visited The Carle before then you've experienced the beautiful architecture of the building and surrounding grounds, including The Museum's stunningly high ceilings and southern-facing walls of glass. Here in The Art Studio we are always experimenting with ways to compliment the light-filled room, including the open spaces high above us.

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Materials Spotlight: Folia Transparent Paper

This lovely array of colors is a stack of Folia Transparent Paper. It has become a go-to material for some of our programs and it continues to be a favorite material of our Art Studio guests. It wasn't originally included in The Art Studio's Favorite Materials list because it's not widely available. Nor, to my knowledge, is a similar paper offered by other manufacturers. Sometimes it curls a bit when loaded with glue or paint, but kids are usually so happy with its translucency and bright colors that they are willing to put up with a little fussing to work with it. Despite all that, we wanted you to know about this great paper! READ MORE

Dots Galore

Last weekend marked one of our favorite annual holidays celebrating creativity (it holds a close tie with Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th). International Dot Day is every mid-September and is inspired by the picture book The Dot

In My Travels: Handmade Postcards

It's kind of a crazy idea that small square stamps in the corner of postcards or envelopes is the only ticket needed for your pictures and words to travel distances near or far. Mail is so much fun that we decided to devote the current Every Day Art Project, In My Travels: Handmade Postcards to all things mailable.

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Guest Post: Emily's Experience with Citrus Dough

I’ve been having a wonderful time lately, sharing books and exploring materials at a monthly toddler/preschool playgroup at the Worcester Family Partnership. This past month we explored citrus dough made at home and the results were so fun that Meghan and Diana asked me to share them here! READ MORE

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