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

Hours

  • 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

Homemade Texture Rubbing Plates

The Art Studio has a long history of offering texture rubbing plates to add visual texture to art work. We?ve used them to add interest to collage cats and birds, and in at least a few other collage projects. Doing texture rubbings with young children can be a bonding experience because they sometimes need another hand or two to help them! READ MORE

Origami Magic Rings

We often work with paper in the Art Studio, so it's not surprising that one of our new wall displays is crafted with dozens of colorful origami-folded papers. Origami is the art of folding paper, most origami designs start with a simple square piece of thin paper. This special design actually uses 8 sheets of paper and they are overlapped to create this beautiful "ring."

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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

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