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

Hours

  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

 

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Making Art Together

Exploring Unconventional Materials

We love exploring the textures and possibilities of everyday objects! At one of our recent toddler and preschool programs, we experimented with a pleasantly tactile, yet unconventional material: shaving cream. READ MORE

Transforming Space with Cardboard Sculptures

Our ongoing fascination with cardboard boxes continues to evolve – there’s seemingly no end to the possibilities offered by this accessible, reusable material! Over the past month, the educational team at The Carle has collaborated on several projects exploring how cardboard boxes can transform a space. READ MORE

Watercolor Pencil Possibilities

Watercolor pencils are one of our favorite materials. Lately, we have been using them for a range of projects on a variety of surfaces, working on both a large and small scale. Because of this, we decided that it was time to devote a blog post to this fantastic medium. READ MORE

The Lifecycle of a Cardboard Box

Over the past few months we have been experimenting with cardboard boxes and they have provided ongoing inspiration for Art Studio guests and Art Educators alike. We are always fascinated to see how many ways we can use, transform, and interact with one material over time. We just can’t stop exploring cardboard as one idea leads to another! READ MORE

Materials Spotlight: Folia Transparent Paper

This lovely array of colors is a stack of Folia Transparent Paper. It has become a go-to material for some of our programs and it continues to be a favorite material of our Art Studio guests. It wasn't originally included in The Art Studio's Favorite Materials list because it's not widely available. Nor, to my knowledge, is a similar paper offered by other manufacturers. Sometimes it curls a bit when loaded with glue or paint, but kids are usually so happy with its translucency and bright colors that they are willing to put up with a little fussing to work with it. Despite all that, we wanted you to know about this great paper! READ MORE

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