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


  • Mon- 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.

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!


Studio Forecast: Drawing with a Chance of Storytelling

June 18 - August 21

Take inspiration from the weather outside and The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons exhibition to create your own moveable and interactive art!


Collage Collaboration

August 22 - September 25

Inspired by the collaborative process of Leo and Diane Dillon, work together to create and frame artwork for your home or our Art Studio gallery.


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!





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