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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

Gross-Motor Bubble Wrap Stamping

We offered this exploration to activate our toddler and preschool guests' gross-motor skills. Through printmaking with big, homemade bubble wrap stamps and large sheets of drawing paper, this exploration had kids reaching, crawling, and walking, as well as sharing and turn-taking.

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Making a Stamp

Making stamps for decorating stationary or gifts is fun and easy. The current project Prints, Patterns and Papers is keeping guests busy cranking out unique designs now until July 21st.

Materials:

A block for your stamp (We cut down sheets of insulation foam from the hardware store but you could also use sanded scrap wood, corrugated plastic sheets, styrafoam, laundry detergent cap, etc.)

sticky-back foam pieces 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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Printing with Stencils

Monotype is a form of printmaking which results in one-of-a-kind images. In this project, stencils are used to layer colors to create a monotype print. This technique is a great way to experiment with optical blending which is what happens when two or more colors are layered to create the appearance of new colors. READ MORE

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