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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

Make Your Own Stick Alphabet

It?s amazing how twenty-six little letters are all you need to make thousands of words in the English language! The current exhibition here at The Carle, The Art of Eric Carle: From A to Z, is making us think a lot about the alphabet. We decided to decorate the Art Studio with our own letters to display on the back wall...made of twigs!

Follow the directions below to make your own alphabet at home or for your classroom. READ MORE

Tiny Homes with Natural Materials

For a recent Special Sunday The Studio's two interns, Hannah Pancione (left) and Emma Rodrigue (right) worked together to design an activity for guests and documented their process and interactions. Here is their report on the day.

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Chalk Paint Play

We had a lot of fun teaching our annual Animals, Art and Imagination week-long program! This year?s theme was insects and small critters, inspired by the current exhibit of Eric Carle?s work in the exhibition, The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs. The week was packed with a series of activities and projects about bugs and animals, some lasting a few minutes, others carrying over multiple days. On the first day we made our own chalk paint and designing a playground for insects on The Art Studio?s patio. READ MORE

Art Studio Science Fair

We recently had an afternoon of science-centered art activities in the Art Studio for our monthly Special Sunday program. Here is a report on the day by Beth and Camille, two of The Art Studio's interns who designed and hosted the Art Studio Science Fair!

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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.

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