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


  • 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

Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini


Educators from Reggio Emilia Italy - Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini

The evening started for some with a tour of The Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education. Back at The Carle attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner from The Black Sheep . . .

Event participants in the Art Studio

 . . . browsing the Museum, and connecting with colleagues and the presenters.

Amelia Gambetti

The videos Amelia and Lella shared come from the traveling exhibition The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children. In addition to getting to view the videos in their entirety, the presenters played back specific clips a few times so that attendees had multiple opportunities to process what they were seeing. Being behind the scenes for many great lectures and presentations at the museum means that sometimes I have to miss part of the presentation. This time, I missed the reflections shared with the entire assembly after the brief small group discussions. If you were there, please share your reflections or lasting impressions from the evening through this post's comments. I want to get filled in and keep the conversation going until the next time The Carle has the honor of hosting distinguished educators from Italy.

*Amelia Gambetti is currently the International Network Coordinator for Reggio Children and the US Liaison for Consultancy to Schools. Lella Gandini is currently the Reggio Children United States Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach. If you're new to the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, our shop has many great resources. Also, NAREA and are good places to start learning more.



We enjoy exploring materials and ideas in the Art Studio, and we’re excited to share our process with you! Please consider the following factors when adapting these posts for your learning environment: 

We facilitate a variety of programs within the Art Studio for a wide range of age groups. Please carefully consider the age appropriateness of each individual activity in your own learning environment.

Our projects are always done with adult supervision and proper safety precautions. Be sure all of your projects are overseen by adults who likewise follow proper safety precautions. The adults overseeing your project must also be responsible for handling or assisting with any potentially harmful equipment or materials. 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is not responsible for any damages, injuries or liabilities that result from any activities contained within this website, and we expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability therefor. From time to time, we reference materials that we have found to be particularly important in our projects. We do not receive any monetary compensation for recommending materials. 



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