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

Hours

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

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Making Art Together

Chromatic Stamping Display

This spring, when delivering outreach programs inspired by Eric Carle’s process, I was reminded of the magic of stamping on Folia transparent paper. Students marvel at the paper colors, how they can stamp on them to create densely textured collage papers, and how the papers can be cut or torn easily to make a collage. Something that I didn’t get to explore with them is how the paper plays with light, creating shining vibrant colors that mix when layered. I thought about this when planning a Materials Play program for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, thinking about how they could stamp the papers, and we could turn those papers into a display for all guests to enjoy. READ MORE

Transportation Collage!

Recently, Summer Art Studio intern Kyra LaCour designed a Special Sunday program for museum guests. She planned the event, prepared materials, and facilitated art making in the Art Studio. The following is her description of the project: My idea for a Special Sunday project was to create a way for guests of all ages to time travel. I have always had an interest in old-fashioned things as well as travel, so I thought what better way to combine the two than a collage project. We used black and white images of modes of transportation that we found inside books of Victorian clip art from libraries around the area. READ MORE

Becca’s Special Sunday: Wearable Paper Hats

Recently, Spring Art Studio intern Becca Angstadt designed a Special Sunday program for museum guests. She planned the event, prepared materials, and facilitated art making in the Art Studio. The following is her description of the project: READ MORE

Special Sunday: Tunnel Books

Recently, Art Studio team member Terra Brazier designed a Special Sunday program for museum guests. She planned the event, prepared materials, and facilitated art making in the Art Studio. The following is her description of the project: READ MORE

Exploring Project Cycles through Materials Play

In the Art Studio, we like to think about project cycles or how one experience can lead into the next. For one of the Materials Play programs this fall (a quarterly program series focused on the interests of toddlers and their caregivers), I considered how we could involve participants in the life-cycle of a painted paper display. READ MORE

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