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

Hours

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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

The Art of Surprise

During a past Every Day Art Project, we noticed that children and adults alike love the surprising reaction between watercolor paint and crayons, where the crayon actively resists watercolor. We wanted to continue to explore the art of surprise and the result was the conclusion to our Let's Make Art Together workshops. READ MORE

Music, Motion, and Marks: Oil Pastels and Long Paintbrushes

On one of our Friday morning sessions of Materials Play this year, we offered a two-phase invitation to create. At our low table, toddlers and preschoolers experimented with chubby oil pastels on large white pieces of paper. When they felt done with the pastels, they brought the paper over to a setup on the floor to play with paint brushes taped to long sticks and black tempera paint while standing. READ MORE

Comic Quests

Recently the Art Studio's Fall Intern, Rochelle Malter, a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College, designed a Special Sunday art activity for Museum guests. Below is her report on her experience.

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Animal Doodle Prints

Transforming doodles of animals or little creatures into beautiful, colorful prints--what's not to love about this inky activity! The finished prints make great gifts for friends and family, or a colorful addition to your classroom or home gallery.

Here are the materials you will need: READ MORE

Tissue Paper Scribbles

When we were unpacking the supplies to make collages recently, I noticed the sad stack of white tissue paper sitting on the shelf that we always ignore. We go through tons and tons of colorful tissue papers every year in The Studio, but this white stack continues to gather dust.

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