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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

Stencil and Paint Experiment Workshop

Charged with designing one of this summer's Let's Make Art Together family workshops, Helen Austin and Anne Hayes, two of our summer interns, designed an exploration of painting and printmaking techniques inspired by This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Anne and Helen describe their project here.

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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

Homemade Texture Rubbing Plates

The Art Studio has a long history of offering texture rubbing plates to add visual texture to art work. We?ve used them to add interest to collage cats and birds, and in at least a few other collage projects. Doing texture rubbings with young children can be a bonding experience because they sometimes need another hand or two to help them! READ MORE

Alphabet Books

Twenty-six little letters are all you need to make up the thousands of words in the English language. Write or illustrate a story about your favorite letter or word in a handmade alphabet book.

This is a great activity for young children learning their ABC?s; early readers developing their spelling, phonics and vocabulary skills; and anyone who likes making up silly words and sentences!

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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

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