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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Mon. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Past Events

In The Art Studio

CANCELED Transforming Recycled Materials (3 PDPs)

May 9, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Join us on the journey of a recycled material from discarded object to one full of creative potential. Walk away from this workshop with ideas about how to transform materials as you promote creativity and sustainability in your classroom, art studio, library or home.
Instructors: Meg Nicoll and Sara Ottomano

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Collage

May 8 - July 10, 2017
$90 (members $76.50)

Eight Mondays, May 8 – July 10, 2017 (no class held on May 29 and July 3)
10:00am - 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Micha Archer
Enrollment limited to 20

NOTE: This program is FULL. Contact to be added to the waitlist. Scroll down for information on future Create at The Carle workshop offerings.

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art. In this eight-week workshop, participants working with Collage Artist and Illustrator, Micha Archer, will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques for creating collages and collage papers including tissue paper layering, homemade rubber stamps, texture rubbings, and wax and rice paste resist. Participants will also learn simple transferal techniques that will contribute to the composition and creation of their own personalized collages.

The program will include time spent looking closely at original artworks from The Carle’s collection and a visit from artist Ekua Holmes, a Boston based painter and collage artist who at age 60 illustrated her first children’s book Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, which won a 2016 Caldecott Honor.

Create at The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Artful Aging programs.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

What’s Your Favorite Color? Book Party

May 7, 2017
12:30pm - 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the new Eric Carle & Friends book, What’s Your Favorite Color? Activities include family programs with contributing illustrators Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Rafael López, and William Low as well as a special performance from the Amherst Regional High School Dance Theatre Ensemble. There will be a book signing with each of the illustrators following their scheduled program.


12:30 pm
Sensory Awareness dance performance by Amherst Regional High School’s Dance Theatre Ensemble. Paintings by Wassily Kandinsky were the inspiration for the dances created by the students and director of this unique and inspiring ensemble. Watch pathways of paint, repetition of shapes, and tonality of color come to life in this beautiful presentation. 30 minutes

1:00 pm
Digital Painting Demonstration with William Low (Reading Library)

1:30 pm
Doodle Connections Drawing Activity with Rafael López (Art Studio)

2:00 pm
Special Storytime with Mike Curato (Reading Library)

2:30 pm
Indigo Blue Fantasies Art Project with Etienne Delessert (Art Studio)


In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Art Gardeners

April 30, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials in the Art Studio and watch our creative garden grow!

In The Auditorium

The 7th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture: The Enduring Magic of Story with Author/Illustrator Steven Kellogg

April 29, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

(1 PDP) We all have a place in the storytelling circle. Join Steven Kellogg as he shares his appreciation for the enduring gift of story and how it enriches our lives, as well as the arts of writing and  illustrating, which open the gates to the world of stories and the magic they can generate. Light reception and book signing to follow.

Can't make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at


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