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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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Upcoming Events

In The Museum

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

July 6, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
August 1, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
September 30, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Click here for more information.

In The Museum

Summer Teacher Workshop: All Together Now: Learning through Collaboration

August 7, 2017
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130 (Members $110.50)

(7 PDPs) Join educators throughout the region for a one-day workshop exploring collaboration and its role in teaching and learning. Keynote speaker Ben Mardell, a researcher at Project Zero, will shares insights and stories from the Pedagogy of Play and Children are Citizens projects to illustrate how children, teachers, schools and the community can collaborate to enhance learning and foster democratic citizenry. The day also includes flash talks from teachers on the topic of collaboration in and out of the classroom, workshops in the Art Studio and Galleries, and a workshop looking at the role of documentation in collaboration.

Download the full Program Schedule including session descriptions here:
All Together Now: Learning through Collaboration (PDF)

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
$90 (members $76.50)

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 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.

In The Offsite

The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala

September 28, 2017

Please join us for the twelfth annual Carle Honors Benefit Gala and Art Auction on Thursday, September 28 at Guastavino's in New York. We will honor ARTIST, Ed Young, ANGEL, Dr. John Y. Cole, BRIDGE, Anthea Bell, and MENTOR, Bank Street Writers Lab, represented by Chairperson Dr. Cynthia Weill. Awards will be presented by author Jack Gantos. More than twenty of the industry's leading illustrators have donated artworks for the Art Auction.

Click here for more information or contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development, at or 413-559-6308.

Butterfly from THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle.

In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

September 29, 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 participants 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.
Instructor: Courtney Waring

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

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