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

Hours

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

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Making Art Together

Paper Rollercoaster Sculptures

Ask a child if they would like to take a ride on a carousel, Ferris wheel or rollercoaster and their answer will probably be a resounding 'YES'! They may be too shy to actually climb aboard, but kids are certainly not bashful creating miniature amusement-park-worthy rides with dizzying loops and death-defying heights. The current activity in the Art Studio, It's a Mary Blair World invites guests to construct their own unique theme park ride with paper and 3D materials. READ MORE

Make Your Own Stick Alphabet

It?s amazing how twenty-six little letters are all you need to make thousands of words in the English language! The current exhibition here at The Carle, The Art of Eric Carle: From A to Z, is making us think a lot about the alphabet. We decided to decorate the Art Studio with our own letters to display on the back wall...made of twigs!

Follow the directions below to make your own alphabet at home or for your classroom. READ MORE

Playful Puppetry

Recently in The Studio for a Special Sunday activity, the room was abuzz with drama and creativity as guests hammed it up with their handmade marker cap finger puppets and mini puppet theatres. Studio staff made a few funny characters to get guests inspired!

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A Wheely Fun Car-Making Event!

Last month a special guest from the Cotsen Children?s Library of Princeton University came to host a special event for our Art Studio guests. Dana Sheridan, the Education and Outreach Coodinator, loaded her car full of supplies and tools and drove to The Carle for an exciting afternoon making Cars and Trucks and Things That Go! You might also recognize that as the title one of Richard Scarry?s books (Golden Books, 1998). READ MORE

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