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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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Every Day Art Program

The Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is open to guests of all ages during regular Museum hours and supports the aims of the Museum by encouraging making, appreciating, and thinking about art. Activities and materials change regularly and are inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Program titles below link to full event descriptions.

Generous support for the Art Studio has been provided by Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

Statement Pieces

February 18 – March 14

Get inspired by Eloise’s imaginative costumes and bold fashion sense as you create your own wearable art.


Sea . . . What Can You See?

March 15 – April 11

Gaze through a telescope out to sea, what is it you see? Ships, birds, maybe a whale? Join us in the art studio as we create scenes from our imagination.


Constructed Colorscapes

April 12 – May 16

  Choose from a variety of colorful found materials to create your own three-dimensional world!


Stamp. Paint. Share.

May 17 – June 20

 E  xperiment with patterns and paint. Make multiple versions to use in your own artwork and share with others.


Paper Tales

June 21 – August 1

Explore storytelling through images, and create your own collage adventure.

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