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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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New Family Workshop This Winter

I know it's a little early to think about snow when there are still leaves on the trees, but if you and your kids are big fans of winter then you'll love my upcoming class, The Family Snowflake Workshop.  Even if you're not in any rush to make snowmen and go sledding (that's me) the pattern and symmetry of snowflakes are a wonderful inspiration for art making almost any time of year.

On November 17th we'll construct snowflakes with wood, print snowflakes with paint and even learn how to make handmade snow globes! We'll use some of these snowy stories as inspiration for our wintery work.

Family Snowflake Workshop/The Eric Carle Museum Art Studio Blog

Through the magic of Photoshop, we experienced a convenient snow squall while I shot the two photos below :)  Here are some close-ups of the sample 3d wooden snowflake window hangings I made by gluing together chopsticks, coffee stirrers, toothpicks and other found wooden pieces.

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We'll design different sizes of handmade snowflake stamps for  wrapping paper or decorating gifts.

FamilySnowflakeWorkshop/ The Eric Carle Museum Studio Blog

  I hope to see your family there! Below are the details:

The Family Snowflake Workshop November 17, 2013 11:00 am - 1:00 pm $25 per pair or trio (Members $15) (Ages 6 and up with an adult; up to 2 children per adult) Have fun working on open-ended snowflake-themed activities together! We’ll discuss the science of snow; create snowflake-shaped stamps for wrapping paper, cards or books; put together a wooden sculpture inspired by snowflakes and create hand made snow globes to give as gifts or display at home. Instructor: Diana MacKenzie



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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