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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.

Alphabet Books December 9 - January 20

Twenty-six little letters are all you need to make up the thousands of words in the English language. Write or illustrate a story about your favorite letter or word in a handmade book.

Marvelous Mosaics January 21 - February 23, 2016

Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Nothing but Nonsense February 24 - March 29, 2016

Show us how silly you can be! Collage and draw a page that could belong in Eric Carle’s new book, The Nonsense Show with drawing tools and nonsensical clip art pictures.

Materials in Motion March 30 - May 3, 2016

Boats, airplanes, wagons and cars are on the move in the colorful illustrations by Leonard Weisgard. Use an assortment of found materials to make a sculpture inspired by things that go.


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