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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Art Studio

Our Art Studio is a beautiful 1,500 square-foot space inspired by the ateliers of Pistoia, Italy. In the Studio, guests of all ages are invited to ignite their imaginations by experimenting with materials, discovering their own visual language, and exploring educational resources. With a commitment to education through art, our goal is to foster creative and intellectual development through hands-on experiences.

In addition to the offerings and resources below, we offer special workshops and classes for both youth and adults.

The space and programming of The Carle Art Studio is supported by a generous annual sponsorship from Penguin Books For Young Readers.

Every Day Art Program

Our Every Day Art Program is a series of thoughtfully selected and open-ended art activities designed for all ages and abilities. It is free with Museum admission. The Studio is open daily during regular Museum hours, closing early for cleanup. See Every Day Art Program to find out what we’re making when you plan to visit.

Special Events in the Studio 

Join us once a month for Special Sunday activities, Materials Play just for toddlers, and more. Studio Special Events are free with Museum admission. See Upcoming Events to find out what we’re doing on upcoming weekends.

The Art Studio Blog, Making Art Together

Whether you’re a caregiver, educator, or artist, we hope the ideas shared here inspire you to create meaningful experiences with children and art. Visit the Art Studio Blog.

Join The Studio Team

The Studio’s support team includes Volunteers and Interns, as well as Work Study Students from the area’s Five Colleges. Studio team members provide valuable support to our guests and Art Educators while gaining experience with art and education in an innovative museum setting. Become a Studio Volunteer or Intern.



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