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


  • Tue- 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.

Material Metamorphosis

September 26 - October 30

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the Art Studio by creating your own art that transforms!


Texture Prints

October 31 - December 4

Inspired by the collage and painting techniques of artists in the Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards exhibition, join us in the Art Studio to make your own collograph print. 


Art Parliament

December 5 - January 8

Get inspired by the Illustrated Owls exhibition and add to our gaggle, flock, and parliament of birds using clay and sculpting tools.


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