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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.


Stamp. Paint. Share.

May 17 – June 20 

 Experiment 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.


Have We Got Hues For You!

August 2 - September 5

Experiment with mixing paints to create changes in color tone. 


Texture! Texture! Crease, Fold, and Cut It!

September 6 - October 10 

Try out a variety of rubbing plates to create patterned papers and your own paper sculptures! 
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