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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

Family Collage Workshop

Last weekend a few creative families joined us for two hours of collaging together!

We did a few collage exercises to get our imaginations warmed up.

We worked with lots of colorful paper we layered,



Mirror Image Printing

Last Sunday, two of our Art Studio Assistants, Emily Biffis and Sara Ottomano, designed and led a project inspired by autumn and everyday materials. Here is their report from the day.


Collaging Paper Cats

Purple cat, purple cat, what do you see? Well, if purple cat visited The Art Studio this month she would see lots of colorful paper kitty friends perching, playing and purring in our Kitty Cafe!

For this project, everyone starts with a large organic shape for the cat's body, then cut their own shapes out for the head, legs, tail and other details.


Andy Goldsworthy-Inspired Art from Nature

In the Art Studio, two of our main goals are for our students and guests to see materials in new ways, and for them to leave The Carle knowing those materials better than they did before. We do this by providing opportunities for guests to enter into conversation with materials through the creative process of making and re-making again.

The Best Art Project Ever with Guest Artist Huck Scarry

A few weeks ago artist Huck Scarry, the son of beloved picture book creator Richard Scarry, visited The Carle for the best art project ever!

Huck was visiting the United States from his home in Austria and was at The Museum to demonstrate how to draw all his favorite Busytown characters, including Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat on the big back wall in The Art Studio. As you can see in the photo below, we had the room full of eager participants following Huck step by step. READ MORE

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