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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

Watercolor-Painted Collage Papers

If you’re a parent or educator, hearing the name Eric Carle probably brings many colorful pictures mind. His iconic tissue paper collages are loved by many. We’ve come up with a few alternative materials and processes so that children and adults can have a fun and successful experience creating their own visually-textured collage papers. READ MORE

Staining Paper with Natural Dyes

If you've ever spilled cranberry juice on your shirt, or tried scrubbing grass stains out of your jeans, then you know that natural dyes can leave a lasting, colorful mark on surfaces. READ MORE

Coffee Filters and Watercolor Paint in Open Book, Open Play

Have you ever offered coffee filters and watercolors to your preschoolers and/or toddlers? This deceptively simple pairing of materials thoroughly engaged participants in one of our Friday morning Open Book, Open Play program sessions.

Open Book, Open Play, facilitated by Museum Educator, Emily Prabhaker, happens in three to four week intervals in place of our regular Friday morning storytime program a few times a year. It extends the sharing of picture books by weaving imaginative explorations inspired by elements of the picture books shared into and after the storytime. READ MORE

Manchester High School Visit

Most of the schools I visit for The Carle's art-centered off-site programming are at the elementary level, but occasionally we receive requests to visit middle schools and high schools, too. Earlier this month I taught an Eric Carle inspired workshop with art educator Andrea Ruzzo's illustration class at Manchester High School in Manchester, Connecticut.

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