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

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Book Displays in the Art Studio

In the Art Studio, we always have an installation that guests can contribute their art to. We have wonderful windows and display walls to use, and each project is a unique challenge to design an installation. When thinking about a collaborative display, we consider how to make it visually appealing, inviting, and intuitive for guests to add to. One of the most challenging installations to design are book displays because we want the books to be picked up and read by guests, but also supported when they are a part of the installation. Below are some of the ways we have displayed books on our display wall. READ MORE

Pop-Ups and Paper Construction

This week, we invite our At Home Art Studio community to explore pop-ups! Using paper and a pair of scissors, you can create images that leap off the page and surprise the viewer. Much like lift-flaps and cut-outs, we often return to pop-ups in the Art Studio as a way to encourage storytelling and make art that is interactive. In this post, we will show some of the pop-up techniques we've explored to create sculptural cards and books! READ MORE

Books with Surprises

This week, we invite our At Home Art Studio community to explore bookmaking and art with surprises. We often make books in the Art Studio as a way to encourage storytelling. Books can be filled with all sorts of drawings and illustrations, and there are countless ways of making them. Design elements like die-cuts and lift flaps add elements of surprise and make artwork interactive for others to enjoy. Below you’ll find how the team explored making their own stories and surprises, we look forward to seeing what you make! READ MORE

Fold, Write, Draw

Ryan Murray from Guest Services at The Carle has been noticing guests create in the galleries this summer and wrote a blog post to share with us. Read more to see what has been happening in the galleries! READ MORE

Words and Images in the Art Studio

Our current exhibition Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age features the work of 10 artists telling stories through graphic novels. I recently presented a workshop related to Out of the Box, and I had the opportunity to look back and reflect on past art studio projects. I realized that there are many ways that we have encouraged storytelling through bringing together text and image, techniques I would like to share in this blog post. READ MORE

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