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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

DIY Silly Paint Brushes

We've purchased fun painting tools from art suppliers before. Many are made of such basic components, I figured we could make some with stuff we already had on hand.

One of the Studio's volunteers, Sarah, made and tested a batch of

Toddler Table Scribbles

Here in the Studio we have a table with our youngest visitors in mind appropriately called "The Toddler Scribble Table." Children (and their adults) can practice their mark-making together on large white pieces of drawing paper taped directly to the table's surface.

Printing with Toy Trucks

Here's a peek at one of techniques we use in the Art Studio to make visually textured marks on papers that we use for Eric Carle-inspired collages.

To start, put a little water-based paint (such as tempera) on a tray or plastic plate, roll a toy truck through it, then "drive" it on paper of your choice. For making collage papers, we like using tracing paper, Folia Transparent Paper, lightweight drawing paper or construction paper. READ MORE

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