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


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

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Every Day Art Program

The Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is open to guests of all ages during regular Museum hours and supports the aims of the Museum by encouraging making, appreciating, and thinking about art. Activities and materials change regularly and are inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Program titles below link to full event descriptions.

Generous support for the Art Studio has been provided by Penguin Group (USA), Inc.


Transforming Tissue Paper

April 24 - May 28
Celebrate the exhibition Eric Carle Makes a Book and create your own tissue paper collage.


Painting in Three Dimensions

May 29 - July 2
Create your own 3-D painting bty adding color and texture to everyday materials.




July 3 - August 6
Be inspired by illustrated animals throughout the museum, and create your own collage creatures in the Art Studio.


Mural Prints

August 7 - September 10
Inspired by the public art of Peter Sís, explore stencils, shapes, and color, and contribute to a large-scale collaborative mural.


The Art Aquarium

September 11 - October 29
This month the Art Studio is an aquarium! Help us populate it with creatures of the sea.

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