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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.


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.

Silly Puppet People
October 19 - November 29, 2016

Create a stick puppet with a big personality!

Sky Mobiles
November 30, 2016 - January 3, 2017

Illustrator Brinton Turkle’s book Sky Dog depicts a dog-shaped cloud that comes to life as a real pet for a little boy. Create your own 3-dimensional sky mobile inspired by this story.


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