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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Making Art Together

Fold, Write, Draw

Ryan Murray from Guest Services at The Carle has been noticing guests create in the galleries this summer and wrote a blog post to share with us. Read more to see what has been happening in the galleries! READ MORE

Chromatic Stamping Display

This spring, when delivering outreach programs inspired by Eric Carle’s process, I was reminded of the magic of stamping on Folia transparent paper. Students marvel at the paper colors, how they can stamp on them to create densely textured collage papers, and how the papers can be cut or torn easily to make a collage. Something that I didn’t get to explore with them is how the paper plays with light, creating shining vibrant colors that mix when layered. I thought about this when planning a Materials Play program for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, thinking about how they could stamp the papers, and we could turn those papers into a display for all guests to enjoy. READ MORE

Tussock Moth

Recently, Summer Art Studio intern Morgan Tabb photographed and identified a small visitor to the Art Studio. The following is her description of the encounter and process of identification: READ MORE

Transportation Collage!

Recently, Summer Art Studio intern Kyra LaCour designed a Special Sunday program for museum guests. She planned the event, prepared materials, and facilitated art making in the Art Studio. The following is her description of the project: My idea for a Special Sunday project was to create a way for guests of all ages to time travel. I have always had an interest in old-fashioned things as well as travel, so I thought what better way to combine the two than a collage project. We used black and white images of modes of transportation that we found inside books of Victorian clip art from libraries around the area. READ MORE

Meadow Inspiration

Last summer saw the opening of Bobbie’s Meadow, a multi-use space that is a tribute to Eric Carle’s late wife and co-founder of the Museum, Barbara Carle. The space offers a wonderful opportunity to connect people, nature, and art. As we transitioned from winter to spring, we were excited to see what this first full year of the meadow would bring. READ MORE

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