Search form

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

Accessibility Information

Visit the carle


Making Art Together

A Tour of the Studio


In our 1500 square foot space you can enjoy the view of an apple orchard through a wall of south-facing windows. High and low tables with stools provide flexible seating for all ages.

Materials, available whenever the Museum is open through our Public Art Program, are selected and presented to help you make connections between the exhibitions and your own visual language.

In the Studio you'll also find friendly Volunteers, Interns, and Museum Educators to help you get started,

objects and displays to inspire your work,

a resource center that's full of great books, periodicals and objects,

activities to engage even our youngest visitors, such as a cozy rug corner with manipulatives,

a large magnet board,

and a light table.

When you're done, there are even sinks so you can wash up. We hope to see you in the Studio soon!



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. 



Add a New Comment

Leave a reply

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
To Top