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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Copyright © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar


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.


Hidden Treasure

January 31- February 27

Use pop-ups and tabs to hide and reveal paper surprises to delight!


Sunset to Sunrise: Watercolors of the Night Sky

February 28 - April 3

Experiment with drawing tools and paint to create your own nocturnal scenes.


Sunshine Sculptures

April 4 - May 8

Build your own sculptures and explore the ways recycled materials can catch the light.


Journey Boxes

May 9 - June 12

Inspired by the exhibition Paddington Comes to America, use collage to create an artwork that travels!


Paint Patterns

June 13 - July 17

Explore the excitement of weaving pattern and color together with paint!


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