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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

Rigid Foam Construction

Have a lot of packing material around? Give it a second life in a sculpture! I love to offer this exploration with toddlers and preschoolers, but anyone who likes to tinker and construct will have fun with this collection of found objects and craft materials. This activity is great for developing imagination as well as the small muscles of the hands.

Here are some of the things I gather and put into clear containers to prepare for this construction experiment: READ MORE

Wood and Paper Stars

We’re always trying to think of ways to shade and catch the beautiful sunshine that streams directly through the Art Studio’s wall of south-facing windows in the cold months. Inspired by the array of twig stars I’ve seen on Pinterest, staff in the Art Studio helped me make these stained-glass-like stars and turn them into a happy window hanging. READ MORE

Animal Mobiles

We are always thinking of ways to make collage fun for kids and adults. A few weeks ago for our Family Collage Workshop one of the collages we made was a hanging animal mobile. Follow these steps to make your own!

Before cutting your collage, either make your own papers or purchase and collect a variety of fun paper for your animal.

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Andy Goldsworthy-Inspired Art from Nature

In the Art Studio, two of our main goals are for our students and guests to see materials in new ways, and for them to leave The Carle knowing those materials better than they did before. We do this by providing opportunities for guests to enter into conversation with materials through the creative process of making and re-making again.

The Rainbow Wave

If you've visited The Carle before then you've experienced the beautiful architecture of the building and surrounding grounds, including The Museum's stunningly high ceilings and southern-facing walls of glass. Here in The Art Studio we are always experimenting with ways to compliment the light-filled room, including the open spaces high above us.

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