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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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Making Art Together

Origami Magic Rings

We often work with paper in the Art Studio, so it's not surprising that one of our new wall displays is crafted with dozens of colorful origami-folded papers. Origami is the art of folding paper, most origami designs start with a simple square piece of thin paper. This special design actually uses 8 sheets of paper and they are overlapped to create this beautiful "ring."

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All About Alice Day

Recently at the Carle, guests were able to experience the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland through art projects, special programs, and a Mad Hatter tea party! The Studio's Fall Intern, Rochelle Malter shares her thoughts on the day below:

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Paper Rollercoaster Sculptures

Ask a child if they would like to take a ride on a carousel, Ferris wheel or rollercoaster and their answer will probably be a resounding 'YES'! They may be too shy to actually climb aboard, but kids are certainly not bashful creating miniature amusement-park-worthy rides with dizzying loops and death-defying heights. The current activity in the Art Studio, It's a Mary Blair World invites guests to construct their own unique theme park ride with paper and 3D materials. READ MORE

Manchester High School Visit

Most of the schools I visit for The Carle's art-centered off-site programming are at the elementary level, but occasionally we receive requests to visit middle schools and high schools, too. Earlier this month I taught an Eric Carle inspired workshop with art educator Andrea Ruzzo's illustration class at Manchester High School in Manchester, Connecticut.

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Glue, Stamps, Salt, and Sand Exploration

When I?m designing explorations for our Materials Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers series I try to include a variety of textures across the series to help build our young guests? sensory awareness and vocabulary.

I also try to use everyday objects or materials we already have on hand. This is not only so that parents and caregivers can easily replicate the experience at home, but because why not? Working with what we have forces us to stretch our creative and problem-solving muscles and is easier on the budget. READ MORE

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