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

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

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Making Art Together

Kate's Special Sunday: Postcards to the Moon

Recently the Art Studio Fall intern, Kate Scrimshaw-Hall, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the project: On a recent Sunday, we welcomed guests to the Studio to make postcards inspired by the moon. Using a variety of black and white collage materials and drawing instruments, kids and adults alike, busily concocted monochromatic designs. READ MORE

From Sticky Strings to Scribble Sculptures: Our New Toddler Area Installation

It?s that time of year for a change-out of the art within our Toddler Area! To usher in the fall, toddlers created an artwork using red, orange, and yellow yarns during a Materials Play program. It was a collaborative, sticky, sensory experience that solidified into a sculpture that now hangs within the Toddler Area. The artwork was a large-scale version of the works toddlers and their caregivers made during the program. READ MORE

Setting the Stage for Storytelling

We continue to be inspired by the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle; Night, and how nighttime can be an interesting context for storytelling. In a recent Special Sunday program, we explored how a simple cardboard box can become a back drop for stories told with puppets, action figures and collage creatures. READ MORE

Painting in a Drop-In Setting

In the Art Studio, we have a lot of material requests from our guests with many enthusiastically requesting, paint please! We were thinking of ways to allow painting to happen on a large-scale, and designed a painting project for our Every Day Art Project, Have We Got Hues For You! this past summer. READ MORE

Materials, Movement and Mobiles

Inspired by shooting stars, soaring owls and blinking fireflies in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Night, we have been exploring mobiles in our Everyday Art Project, Things That Fly in the Night Sky. This project got us thinking about how we design and select materials for moving sculpture projects in the Art Studio. READ MORE

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