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

Hours

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

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Making Art Together

Build, Shape, Create

Over the years we've worked with found materials in the Studio many times and witnessed sculptures go from piles of stuff to thoughtful, creative arrangements. Below are five different building techniques to consider the next time you and your child are playing with blocks or you're students are making sculptures using found materials.

Sculpture Stories

The weather outside today is a sloppy mix of rain and snow, a perfect day for a wet winter discovery walk. But if you're not in the mood to go puddle jumping, why not stop by The Carle and experiment with an array of found materials the Studio's collection!

Materials Play in the Morning

This morning kicked off something new I'm trying in the Studio- Friday mornings 10:00-10:30 in Jan. and Feb. I'm setting up materials provocations especially for toddlers and their caregivers, free with Museum admission or membership. A related storytime in the Reading Library follows at 10:30 am.

DIY Silly Paint Brushes

We've purchased fun painting tools from art suppliers before. Many are made of such basic components, I figured we could make some with stuff we already had on hand.

One of the Studio's volunteers, Sarah, made and tested a batch of

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