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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • 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

Animal Doodle Prints

Transforming doodles of animals or little creatures into beautiful, colorful prints--what's not to love about this inky activity! The finished prints make great gifts for friends and family, or a colorful addition to your classroom or home gallery.

Here are the materials you will need: READ MORE

Butterfly Gardens

Last weekend several families joined us in The Studio for the family workshop "Butterflies and Caterpillars," where we made a series of fun spring-themed projects. One activity that was a big hit with kids and parents was working together to make a paper butterfly garden. We provided an array of colorful paste papers, stamped construction papers, and other fun accessories like pom poms and sequins to turn into beautiful flowers, leaves and butterflies.


Family Collage Workshop

Last weekend a few creative families joined us for two hours of collaging together!

We did a few collage exercises to get our imaginations warmed up.

We worked with lots of colorful paper we layered,



Accordion-Style Story Books

Children are naturally creative and eager to work collaboratively when given an inspiring project prompt. Creative story writing is a great way to recharge students' inspiration when they may otherwise feel "stuck" with how to begin a story.

Helping children structure their words and drawings, first on story boards, then in a final handmade book is one way to get everyone excited about reading and writing. Keep reading to see how the books we made this summer "turned" out!


Please Excuse Us While We Create!

Hi Friends! We didn't want you to think we forgot about you. Diana and I had a little time away. Now we're in the middle of two weeks of our special summer program, Animals, Art, and the Imagination. We can't wait to share with you what we're learning and doing with our students at the end of our program next week!

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