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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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Making Art Together

Seen in the Studio

Just a few examples of many experiments made in the studio yesterday with the gouache, watercolor pencils, crayons, markers, and gel pens we have out for

Toddler Table Scribbles

Here in the Studio we have a table with our youngest visitors in mind appropriately called "The Toddler Scribble Table." Children (and their adults) can practice their mark-making together on large white pieces of drawing paper taped directly to the table's surface.

Outdoor Drawing

These recent photos of a Hampshire College drawing class in our courtyard reminds me that fall is a wonderful time of year to draw or paint outside with your family. READ MORE

Printing with Toy Trucks

Here's a peek at one of techniques we use in the Art Studio to make visually textured marks on papers that we use for Eric Carle-inspired collages.

To start, put a little water-based paint (such as tempera) on a tray or plastic plate, roll a toy truck through it, then "drive" it on paper of your choice. For making collage papers, we like using tracing paper, Folia Transparent Paper, lightweight drawing paper or construction paper. READ MORE


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