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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

Books on the Battle Green

I notice that my last post was over a month ago, telling you that I was preparing for a busy month of programs on the road and here at The Carle. As it turns out, it was busy enough to take me off the blog altogether for a month.

Interior of Cary Library

I'm sharing some pictures from my May 10th visit to Lexington, MA, birthplace of the American Revolution and home to the beautiful Cary Memorial Library located just off The Battle Green. Ruth Lynn, Children's Services Department Head, invited me to present 3 programs during National Children's Book Week.

Collage made in preschool program

My day started with a group of enthusiastic preschoolers. Together we read Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle and talked about shape. Then each person selected an interesting organic shape to use as the start of a collage.

I Am An Artist

I did our program I Am an Artist with 5-8 year olds. I discussed Eric Carle's techniques and process and they stamped papers with interesting visual textures and turned them into their own pictures.

Cary Prints

The 9-12 year old group was small but enthusiastic and excited to learn about how picture books are made and then go through the process of making their own 3-color monoprints in Possibilities in Print. It was a great day. Thanks again, Ruth, for inviting The Carle to Cary Library!



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. 



by Meghan Burch

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 12:37 pm and is filed under By Meghan Burch, Collage, Elementary School, Outreach, Preschool, Printmaking. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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