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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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Making Art Together

The Art of Surprise

During a past Every Day Art Project, we noticed that children and adults alike love the surprising reaction between watercolor paint and crayons, where the crayon actively resists watercolor. We wanted to continue to explore the art of surprise and the result was the conclusion to our Let's Make Art Together workshops. READ MORE

Music, Motion, and Marks: Oil Pastels and Long Paintbrushes

On one of our Friday morning sessions of Materials Play this year, we offered a two-phase invitation to create. At our low table, toddlers and preschoolers experimented with chubby oil pastels on large white pieces of paper. When they felt done with the pastels, they brought the paper over to a setup on the floor to play with paint brushes taped to long sticks and black tempera paint while standing. READ MORE

Brown Bear Turns 50: Picture Book Endpapers Display Wall

In honor of three big events this fall surrounding Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See??the 50th Anniversary of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle?s acclaimed collaboration, The Carle?s pop-up exhibition Brown Bear Everywhere (August 13 - October 9, 2016), and The Carle?s gallery exhibition Brown Bear Turns 50 (September 13, 2016 - March 19, 2017)?the Art Studio recreated the endpapers of this iconic book. READ MORE

Stencil and Paint Experiment Workshop

Charged with designing one of this summer's Let's Make Art Together family workshops, Helen Austin and Anne Hayes, two of our summer interns, designed an exploration of painting and printmaking techniques inspired by This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Anne and Helen describe their project here.

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Art Olympics

Recently two of the Art Studio Summer Interns, Helen Austin and Leah Henry, designed and led a Special Sunday activity for our Museum guests inspired by the Olympics. Step aside Rio – The Art Olympics, with events including stamping, drawing, sculpting, and even flying, is going for the gold! READ MORE

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