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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

Summer Programs at The Carle: Animals, Art and the Imagination

This year we’re broadening our animal focus in celebration of the new book, What’s Your Favorite Animal? In each week-long program, exciting encounters with a guest Illustrator/Author, live animals, original picture book art, and books will spark our imaginations and art-making in 2-D and 3-D materials. (click the green bar to read more!) READ MORE

Toddler Art Activity: Flour Paint Experiment

Materials Play is a space and time for toddlers and their parent or caregiver to have fun in the Art Studio with materials and explorations selected especially for them. Sometimes messy, always open-ended and experimental, the 4-week series occur about once a season. I kicked off the latest Materials Play series with an exploration that was as much science experiment as it was art-making. READ MORE

Sweet Treats Abound!

Art Studio interns at The Carle help us in many ways, including with documenting our Every Day Art Program. It?s been great to have our J-Term intern Gabby's vibrant spirit here with us the past couple of weeks! Please enjoy her words and photos about the project Sweet Treats.

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The Art Studio's Favorite Materials

One of the best things about my job is trying out new art materials. There’s nothing like opening up a fresh box of something colorful, taking in its distinct scent, and dragging it across a piece of paper for the first time. I feel like a scientist, getting ready to embark upon a series of experiments with my students.  How will they test the limits of the material? Will they enjoy its smell and texture as much as I do? Since The Carle’s opening in 2002, The Art Studio has been able to test many materials, discovering which stand up to the creative rigors of the thousands of children and adults who visit each year, and which do not. READ MORE

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