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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

Art Studio Intern Project: Paper Adventure Maps

In the Spring semester of 2016 the Art Studio hosted two interns: Aibhlin Hannigan and Shannon Dover from the University of Massachusetts Amherst?s class of 2017. Together, they designed and hosted a special activity on a Saturday afternoon during the run of

Materials in Motion

Boats, airplanes, wagons and cars are on the move in the colorful illustrations by Leonard Weisgard, and an exhibit of his art work is currently on view in The Carle's East Gallery in the show, Magician of the Modern: the Art of Leonard Weisgard. Using an assortment of found materials from the restaurant supply store and our own collection, guests recently made sculptures inspired by things that go.

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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

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