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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

Painting with Found Materials

When thinking about creating a painting project during a pandemic, we thought about all the different ways you can paint without a paintbrush using every day materials that you can find at home. We were inspired by one of Eric Carle’s artistic processes, where he paints tissue papers to later use in collages. While he uses a paintbrush to paint, he has also used found materials to make marks including carpet squares and brooms. Inspired by how materials can be stamped, pulled, and pushed across the paper, we decided to create a project that allowed for color-mixing and painting with found objects. READ MORE

Springtime Art Gardens

This week, we explored art inspired by gardens. Gardens can take many forms: potted plants on a window sill, a carefully planted vegetable patch, or landscaped spaces in parks. The team took some time observing, researching, and imagining gardens, and used a variety of materials to create their own. READ MORE

A Year (almost) in Pictures

Team members and guests have been sharing photographs and drawings of what they observe in Bobbie’s Meadow since April of this year. So we created a visual collection of these images on the Art Studio bulletin board, a calendar showing the change of seasons in the meadow. READ MORE

Mural Prints

This summer we were inspired by the exhibition The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sís, and we learned that Peter Sís works across many different media and formats. He illustrates books and creates public art for spaces such as the New York City Subway. His public art got us thinking about working on a large scale, and how we could explore a technique in the Art Studio that lends itself towards larger-scale projects. READ MORE

Collagraph Prints

Inspired by the many materials and techniques that 30 artists used in the exhibition Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, we decided to explore a process that would invite guests to experience a range of media. READ MORE

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