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

Hours

  • 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

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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Andy Goldsworthy-Inspired Art from Nature

In the Art Studio, two of our main goals are for our students and guests to see materials in new ways, and for them to leave The Carle knowing those materials better than they did before. We do this by providing opportunities for guests to enter into conversation with materials through the creative process of making and re-making again.

Guest Post: Emily's Experience with Citrus Dough

I’ve been having a wonderful time lately, sharing books and exploring materials at a monthly toddler/preschool playgroup at the Worcester Family Partnership. This past month we explored citrus dough made at home and the results were so fun that Meghan and Diana asked me to share them here! READ MORE

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