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

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In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

March 3, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

(3 PDPs) Discover the difference between reading  with  children and reading to children. This session will include a chance for part icipants to observe a storytime at The Carle to see the Whole Book Approach in action. Afterwards, the group will discuss their observations and explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

November 13, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
December 10, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
January 15, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
February 2, 2017
3:30pm - 4:30pm
March 12, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
April 13, 2017
3:30pm - 4:30pm
May 11, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

In The Offsite

Innovations in Education: A Study Tour of the Early Childhood Centers of Pistoia, Italy

March 12 - March 17, 2017
All day

(30 PDPs) Join us for a unique opportunity to visit and study the early childhood centers of the city of Pistoia, Italy and learn about Pistoia’s internationally-renowned early childhood education.

The Innovations in Education study tour, launched in 2010, has quickly become known for the variety of learning opportunities it offers its participants, as well as its intimate view of Pistoia. Participants tour school environments; learn about the schools’ history; talk with school staff and teachers about both practical and philosophic aspects of teaching and learning; see a wide variety of documentation; and share with other participants their observations, beliefs and practice. Participants also have the opportunity to experience the geography, history and culture of Pistoia, where the value of aesthetics and deeply held beliefs about the potential and rights of all children and families are so foundational.

For more information including cost and registration, please click here.

Organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Assessorato all’Educazione del Commune di Pistoia.

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Sea...What Can You See?

March 15 - April 11, 2017
All day
Free with Museum Admission

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.

In The Museum

Members' Annual Pancake Breakfast Celebrating Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 19, 2017
9:30am - 12:00pm

First Seating – 9:30 am
Second Seating – 10:30 am
This event is free to Members, but space is limited. Reserve now at membership@carlemuseum.org.

Enjoy fresh pancakes in The Carle Café, a special project in the Art Studio, Special Storytime and film in the Auditorium, plus the chance to meet the Caterpillar and receive a special Member gift.

In The Museum

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 19, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission


 

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: A Feast for Caterpillar

March 19, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Pamela Zagarenski

March 25, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Bring your favorite toy to this special storytime that celebrates friendship and love. With dreamy mixed-media illustrations, Pamela Zagarenski’s Henry & Leo tells the story of a young boy, his beloved toy lion, and the magical qualities of the Nearby Woods.

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Auditorium

Meet Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

March 26, 2017
1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes. In Triangle, the first tale in a new shape trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humor, here is a perfectly paced treat that could come only from the minds of two of today’s most irreverent — and talented — picture book creators.

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org

In The Art Studio

More Than a Display: Installations That Inspire Collaborative Learning

March 30, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(3 PDPs) Inspired by the installations and displays of the Art Studio, this professional development workshop will explore ways to incorporate collaborative and interactive displays into your learning environment. We will reflect on how displays can capture student learning, extend on that learning and encourage collaboration. This workshop is designed to explore frameworks connected to project-based learning, as well as give educators hands-on time with materials. The workshop will also address time-management, resourcing and cost issues as related to the creation of effective and exciting displays.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.
 

In The Auditorium

Reading Without Walls, with Gene Luen Yang

April 8, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

(1 PDP) Graphic Novelist. Educator. Cartoonist. MacArthur Fellow. As the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang is traveling across the country to discuss Reading Without Walls, challenging readers to read diverse books outside of their comfort zones. In this divided world, Yang asks people to come together and learn to understand each other better through books. A bestselling, award-winning comics creator, Gene Luen Yang is pushing his own boundaries in storytelling -- and asking you to do the same in your reading.

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Astrid Scheckels

April 22, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge is the second in a series of books that follow the delightful adventures of Hector and his charming band of unique friends: Mo Marten, Charlie Chipmunk, Jeremiah Rabbit, and Lucy Skunk. Join author/illustrator Astrid Scheckels in this special storytime filled with adventure, mystery, and friendship.

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

In The Museum

What’s Your Favorite Color? Book Party

May 7, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm

An afternoon celebrating the new Eric Carle & Friends book, What’s Your Favorite Color? Activities include family programs with contributing illustrators Mike Curato and Rafael López, and a special performance from the Amherst Regional High School Dance Theatre Ensemble.

In The Art Studio

Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Collage

May 15 - July 10, 2017
10:00am
$90 (members $76.50)

Eight Mondays, May 15 – 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

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with 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 Art Studio

Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking

September 11 - October 30, 2017
10:30am
$90 (members $76.50)

Eight Mondays, September 11 – October 30
10:00am - 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

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.
 

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