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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Tissue Paper Scribbles

When we were unpacking the supplies to make collages recently, I noticed the sad stack of white tissue paper sitting on the shelf that we always ignore. We go through tons and tons of colorful tissue papers every year in The Studio, but this white stack continues to gather dust.


Chalk Paint Play

We had a lot of fun teaching our annual Animals, Art and Imagination week-long program! This year?s theme was insects and small critters, inspired by the current exhibit of Eric Carle?s work in the exhibition, The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs. The week was packed with a series of activities and projects about bugs and animals, some lasting a few minutes, others carrying over multiple days. On the first day we made our own chalk paint and designing a playground for insects on The Art Studio?s patio. READ MORE

Art Studio Science Fair

We recently had an afternoon of science-centered art activities in the Art Studio for our monthly Special Sunday program. Here is a report on the day by Beth and Camille, two of The Art Studio's interns who designed and hosted the Art Studio Science Fair!


Guest Post: Emily's Experience with Citrus Dough

I’ve been having a wonderful time lately, sharing books and exploring materials at a monthly toddler/preschool playgroup at the Worcester Family Partnership. This past month we explored citrus dough made at home and the results were so fun that Meghan and Diana asked me to share them here! READ MORE

Water Bottle Prints

Here's a way to reuse the empty plastic beverage bottles we all accumulate, especially in these warm weather months. Turn those ordinary vessels into rollable printing tools and create your own beautiful patterned papers.



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