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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

Make Your Own Stamp Pads

Whenever we do stamping projects in the studio we use stamp pads we've made ourselves. Homemade stamp pads are less expensive than store-bought and allow us to customize their size and the type of pigment we use in them. READ MORE

Make Your Own Foam Stamp

Printmaking is a fun, open-ended process for image-making. Stamping is a kinesthetically satisfying and approachable form of printmaking, so it's a great fit for many of our projects in the Art Studio and at home. In one of our Every Day Art Projects, we offered our guests at The Carle a chance to make their own stamp. You can easily make stamps like we do in the Art Studio

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Thinking with Found Materials Workshop

Diana's post about the found materials caterpillars reminded me that I didn't yet share pictures from Thinking with Found Materials, a workshop for educators I lead in February. In the workshop we discussed ways ways to collect, store, and offer found materials to encourage creative expression and support learning in the preschool through early elementary classroom and at home. READ MORE

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

Today, March 20th, is very special to us here at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and that's because it's the day each year that we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in honor of one of Eric Carle's most beloved picture book characters. This past Sunday, we pulled out all the stops for our fuzzy green friend and invited everyone to join us for art making, cookie eating, story listening, and the chance to win some fun prizes! READ MORE

Playing with Clay

Its been a beautiful Spring-y week here in MA, and though we haven't had enough snow to make for soggy ground, I'm reminded that the rain and mud season is approaching. I am, therefore, reminded that week 3 (way back in January) of my Friday series for toddlers,

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