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


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

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Making Art Together

A Place To Call Home

Victorian mansions, country houses, modern uptown lofts, towering apartment buildings, and pet palaces are just a few of the creative directions The Carle's guests have taken the new Every Day Art Project, A Place to Call Home. This eclectic mix of colorful paper dwellings are all on display here on the walls of The Art Studio, and I wanted to share it with you!

We're challenging guests to turn an ordinary set of paper shapes: one rectangle, one triangle and one square...

plus any shapes and markers at the tables...into a house or building.

 We have lots of house-themed books around the room to spark your imagination.

Lots of guests have given us their creations to hang in "Carleville",

and as you can see, we're running low on real estate, so we've just added "Carle Island", complete with a friendly Loch Ness Monster living in one of the island's lakes!

You may remember another "Carleville" guests help us create for the Every Day Art Project Create a Cityscape.

You can check out post about the 3-dimensional city we made with found materials here and here.

Who knew one simple set of shapes could turn in so many directions! Keep scrolling to see all of the wonderfully creative ways The Carle's guests of all ages collaged their houses.

Every Day Art Program: A Place to Call Home
May 8 - June 18, 2014
All Day
Free with Museum Admission

Whether you live in a city brownstone like Bernard Waber’s Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, or a country house, experiment with cut paper collage and drawing to make your own version of “home.”



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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