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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.


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!


Things that Fly in the Night Sky

October 11 - November 14

Use metallic materials to create moving sculptures.


Project Paint!

November 15 - December 19

Experiment with paint to create your own monoprint.


Ready, Set, Draw!

December 20 - January 30

Respond to words and phrases with a wide range of drawing tools to create your own illustration.


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