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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

Exploring Unconventional Materials

We love exploring the textures and possibilities of everyday objects! At one of our recent toddler and preschool programs, we experimented with a pleasantly tactile, yet unconventional material: shaving cream. READ MORE

Kate's Special Sunday: Postcards to the Moon

Recently the Art Studio Fall intern, Kate Scrimshaw-Hall, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the project: On a recent Sunday, we welcomed guests to the Studio to make postcards inspired by the moon. Using a variety of black and white collage materials and drawing instruments, kids and adults alike, busily concocted monochromatic designs. READ MORE

Setting the Stage for Storytelling

We continue to be inspired by the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle; Night, and how nighttime can be an interesting context for storytelling. In a recent Special Sunday program, we explored how a simple cardboard box can become a back drop for stories told with puppets, action figures and collage creatures. READ MORE

Materials, Movement and Mobiles

Inspired by shooting stars, soaring owls and blinking fireflies in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Night, we have been exploring mobiles in our Everyday Art Project, Things That Fly in the Night Sky. This project got us thinking about how we design and select materials for moving sculpture projects in the Art Studio. READ MORE

Kelsey's Special Monday: Wearable Bug Art

The theme for our most recent special project was insects. The project was inspired by David Wiesner’s Bugs image that was created in 2009 for The Carle Honors. The project was also inspired by the various insect stories created by Eric Carle himself. Each individual was able to collage their very own bug that they could then make into a wearable object such as a hat, sticker, bracelet etc. READ MORE

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