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

Hours

  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

 

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Making Art Together

Collage Collaborations

In celebration of the exhibition A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon, we explored collaboration through collage in the Art Studio. We were inspired by the collaboration not only between Leo and Diane Dillon to create their artwork, but also the intricate frames that their son, Lee, made for some of the works featured in the exhibition. READ MORE

Monotype Prints in a Drop-in Setting

A question we keep returning to in the Art Studio is how to introduce the widest possible range of art-making materials, techniques and tools to our drop-in program while maintaining a safe and open-ended environment for exploration. This means designing a project that can be sustained in the space for about a month, for all ages, and with up to 50 guests participating at once. We learned a lot from our summertime experiments in mixing tempera paints, so we challenged ourselves to design another paint project, this time exploring monotype prints. READ MORE

Painting in a Drop-In Setting

In the Art Studio, we have a lot of material requests from our guests with many enthusiastically requesting, paint please! We were thinking of ways to allow painting to happen on a large-scale, and designed a painting project for our Every Day Art Project, Have We Got Hues For You! this past summer. READ MORE

Paper Trails of Paper Tales

Ever wonder how we have a wide variety of collage papers for guests to use in the Art Studio? Curious about how the Art Studio stays sustainable with all our paper projects? Then this blog post is for you! In preparation for the most recent Every Day Art Project (EAP) Paper Tales, we pulled out our collage paper bins in the office and were struck by how each piece in the bin had a story. One piece was from a previous display, another from a recycling bin, another from packing material. READ MORE

Wearable Art

In a recent Every Day Art Project we took inspiration from the exhibition It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight and explored paper sculpting in order to create our own wearable art. It isn’t often you get to wear your creative experiments so for this project we also introduced an interactive display where guests could remove cardboard frames from the wall to capture photos of themselves in their collaged creations. READ MORE

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