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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

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

Materials Play in the Morning Week 2

Yeah, I'm already a week behind on reporting out on our new weekly (in Jan & Feb) materials experience for toddlers. I'll let you know right now that I don't hold out hope for getting caught up, but I'll do my best to share something from each week of this program by.....June. Tissue Paper Mountain I called it. With things hiding inside, as you may have spotted. READ MORE

Build, Shape, Create

Over the years we've worked with found materials in the Studio many times and witnessed sculptures go from piles of stuff to thoughtful, creative arrangements. Below are five different building techniques to consider the next time you and your child are playing with blocks or you're students are making sculptures using found materials.

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