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

Hours

  • Wednesday-Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Making Art Together

Rainbow Window Shades - Easy Way to Display Art

Our Art Studio is blessed with an entire wall of windows on our South-facing side. That means, in the months of short days, the sun's glorious rays stream right in...to our eyes. That kind of direct light is great for feeling like a cat- relaxed and drowsy, but is sometimes tricky for working.

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On Limitations...

If you've ever visited The Art Studio at The Carle, you may have noticed that we have out only a select set of materials for you and/or your family to play around with. For instance, you may have come when we've offered collage paper and glue, but no scissors. Maybe you: a.) wondered if we misplaced our scissors or b.) thought we wanted to play a bad joke. The answer is c.) none of the above. We intentionally limit the variety of materials offered in our projects for many other reasons. READ MORE

Handmade Cards and Books

Last Thursday I taught a handmade cards and books workshop here in the Studio, just in time for the holidays! We discussed several bookmaking methods including accordion folds, pamphlet stitching, Japanese stab binding, and non-traditional techniques.

Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini

Remember when I shared the news that Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini* were going to be presenting at The Carle on October 21st? Well, crazily enough, that time has come and gone, but the videos from Reggio Emilia they shared and the discussion they provoked will stick with me and the evening's attending educators, administrators, and parents for some time to come. READ MORE

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