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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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Savannah on My Mind

Sorry you haven't heard from me in a while! Last week I returned from a long overdue trip to Savannah, Georgia to visit friends. Early May happened to be a great time to visit the city; the trees and flowers were in full bloom (and spanish moss in full hang), It was warm and sunny but not too hot, and there were tons of activities for us to partake in throughout the weekend including a 5K benefit race, historic trolley tour and farmers market (hello Georgia peaches and blueberries!).

One of our wanderings last Saturday lead us to a cafe on the edge of beautiful Forsyth Park called the The Sentient Bean. In their main lounge area hung a cheerful exhibition of children's art work, black paper shapes arranged and glued to a large white background.

The way they used wires with clips was a really creative and simple way to temporarily exhibit art work on the walls.  How beautiful are these collages by 3 and 4-year-olds!?

At the bottom of each column is a photograph of the child who made the art. If anyone has additional information about which school created these please comment below.

If you're in the Savannah area you should check it out for yourself, I recommend after a slow stroll around the fountain in Forsyth Park sipping a smoothie from The Sentient Bean...



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 Diana MacKenzie

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 3:51 pm and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie, Collage, Toddlers, Preschool. 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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