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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

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day Collaboration

Recently, students from Holyoke Community College’s Curriculum in Early Childhood class worked with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to design a studio project to celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. Students planned the event, prepared materials, and facilitated art making in the Art Studio. One of those students, Kiara M. Nazario-Cartagena, wrote a reflection on the collaboration, and following is her description of the project: READ MORE

Oil Pastel Scratch Pads

Thanks to the generous support of the Highland Street Foundation, we have looked forward to participating in Free Fun Friday for the past five years. This year, we had over 1400 guests visit! With the high volume of visitors and excitement on a busy day, we wanted to facilitate a project that was special and yet manageable, and after a lot of experimentation and testing, we decided that oil pastel scratch pads would provide a great balance of both. With our team’s invaluable help, we were able to provide ready-made scratch pads as well as all the tools and materials for them to make their own custom designs. READ MORE

Meadow Mural

In celebration of the opening of Bobbie’s Meadow this summer, we invited guests to bring the Meadow into the Great Hall of the Museum by creating a mural on the windows. READ MORE

Kelly's Special Friday: Experimenting with Shaving Cream

Recently one of the Art Studio's Summer Interns, Kelly Niland, designed a special Friday project for museum guests. She planned the event, prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of that process and the day: READ MORE

Mina’s Special Saturday: That’s a Wrap! Painting with Texture

Recently one of the Art Studio's Summer Interns, Mina Puig, designed a Special Saturday project for museum guests inspired by her love of textured painting. This project explored alternative painting materials and techniques using string and plastic wrap. The following is Mina's description of her process and the day. READ MORE

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