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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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Copyright © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Making Art Together

Storytelling and Drawing with Light

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

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Exploring Unconventional Materials

We love exploring the textures and possibilities of everyday objects! At one of our recent toddler and preschool programs, we experimented with a pleasantly tactile, yet unconventional material: shaving cream. READ MORE

Sarah's Special Sunday: Books & More Collage

Recently, the Art Studio J-Term intern, SarahRose Adan, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the project: READ MORE

Monotype Prints in a Drop-in Setting

A question we keep returning to in the Art Studio is how to introduce the widest possible range of art-making materials, techniques and tools to our drop-in program while maintaining a safe and open-ended environment for exploration. This means designing a project that can be sustained in the space for about a month, for all ages, and with up to 50 guests participating at once. We learned a lot from our summertime experiments in mixing tempera paints, so we challenged ourselves to design another paint project, this time exploring monotype prints. READ MORE

Kate's Special Sunday: Postcards to the Moon

Recently the Art Studio Fall intern, Kate Scrimshaw-Hall, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the project: On a recent Sunday, we welcomed guests to the Studio to make postcards inspired by the moon. Using a variety of black and white collage materials and drawing instruments, kids and adults alike, busily concocted monochromatic designs. READ MORE

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