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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

Texture and Shape Scavenger Hunt

This week, we invite the At Home Art Studio community to join us on texture and shape scavenger hunts within our homes! We had lots of fun looking for shapes and textures, and encountered surprises along the way. By recording what we found with paper and available drawing tools such as pens, pencils, or crayons, we started noticing interesting patterns. These textures can also lead to lots of other projects, from doodle games to a collage paper collection. Below are the results of our team’s shape and texture scavenger hunts. READ MORE

At Home Art Studio

As an Education team at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, we are all about bringing people together around picture books to create shared experiences. Art Studio is a hands-on, material-focused, all-ages space, where we have lots of materials within easy reach, and we can share artmaking techniques with family groups and individuals. With our staff currently working from home, we want to figure out how we can create an Art Studio space within our homes and maintain the creative community that we experience every day at The Carle. READ MORE

A Year (almost) in Pictures

Team members and guests have been sharing photographs and drawings of what they observe in Bobbie’s Meadow since April of this year. So we created a visual collection of these images on the Art Studio bulletin board, a calendar showing the change of seasons in the meadow. READ MORE

Art Aquarium

This fall, we turned the Art Studio into a watery seascape and invited guests to help us create an ocean on the Art Studio windows. Inspired by the exhibition Under the Sea with Eric Carle, we used found materials to create moving sculptures and made a large-scale collaborative installation together. READ MORE

Mural Prints

This summer we were inspired by the exhibition The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sís, and we learned that Peter Sís works across many different media and formats. He illustrates books and creates public art for spaces such as the New York City Subway. His public art got us thinking about working on a large scale, and how we could explore a technique in the Art Studio that lends itself towards larger-scale projects. READ MORE

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