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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

Visit the carle

The Butterfly by Eric Carle


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.


Lift, Peek, Pull

May 4 – June 7, 2016

Some picture books have special pages with flaps, tabs, and pockets, hiding characters and objects for you to find.  Learn a few new paper construction tricks and create your very own story book filled with surprises using scissors, tape and glue.

It’s All About Blue

June 8 – July 19, 2016

Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal is the quintessential summertime story.  Explore the magic of cool summertime colors like blue, purple and green with this surprise activity!

Animals Abound
July 20 - August 16, 2016

Whether you’ve only read one, or all 81 of Eric Carle’s picture books, his colorful characters are quite memorable! Use cut paper and drawing tools to create your own colorful critter like your favorite Eric Carle picture book character.

Swish, Wiggle, Dab
August 17 - September 13, 2016

Inspired by the charcoal illustrations in Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, experiment with dry and wet media to create your own cityscape scene.

Remarkable Rainbow Collages
September 14 - October 18, 2016

Eric Carle uses every color of the rainbow in his book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Using a mix of colorful paper scraps and magazine clippings, arrange your unique colorful creation with glue and scissors.

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