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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.


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.


Lines the Hop, Skip and Jump

January 4 - February 7

Experiment with paint and explore a range of interesting and unusual drawing tools.


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.

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