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

Hours

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

 

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Making Art Together

Experiments in Papermaking

Here in the Art Studio, we have started hosting more art classes for adults. In these classes our aim is to introduce materials and techniques in a fun and comfortable setting. One evening this fall, we brought out recycled papers, vats of water, screens and deckles and turned the Art Studio into a dedicated papermaking space. READ MORE

Meadow Mural

In celebration of the opening of Bobbie’s Meadow this summer, we invited guests to bring the Meadow into the Great Hall of the Museum by creating a mural on the windows. READ MORE

Window Weaving with Paper

In a recent Everyday Art Project, we were inspired by the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons, and Eric Carle’s process of painting papers to create collage. Using Folia transparent paper, washable tempera paint, stamp pads and stamps we invited guests to join us in experimenting with texture and color. READ MORE

Sunset to Sunrise: Watercolors of the Night Sky

It is springtime in the Art Studio and recently we found ourselves thinking about the changing sunrise and sunset times around the vernal, or the northern hemisphere spring, equinox. Inspired by The Art of Eric Carle: Night exhibition, we wanted to explore images of night as well as all those transition times of day: sunset, sunrise, dusk, dawn, and twilight. READ MORE

Monotype Prints in a Drop-in Setting

A question we keep returning to in the Art Studio is how to introduce the widest possible range of art-making materials, techniques and tools to our drop-in program while maintaining a safe and open-ended environment for exploration. This means designing a project that can be sustained in the space for about a month, for all ages, and with up to 50 guests participating at once. We learned a lot from our summertime experiments in mixing tempera paints, so we challenged ourselves to design another paint project, this time exploring monotype prints. READ MORE

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