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

Hours

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

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In The Art Studio

Materials Play

December 20, 2019
11:00am to 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers and their caregivers in the Art Studio. Dress for mess! 

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio

December 15, 2019
12:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join us in the Art Studio to explore new materials and try a different project! 

In The Museum

Now and Then: Meet the Artists!

December 14, 2019
11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the opening of Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art with exhibiting artists Elisa Kleven, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Barbara Lehman, Grace Lin, Raúl the Third, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate and Evan Turk. See their childhood art displayed next to their professional picture book art!

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

SCHEDULE

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Special Art Studio project, facilitated by early education students at Holyoke Community College

10:30 11:15 am
Co-curator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will lead Now & Then artists in a series of fun drawing activities. This program is intended for families with young artists at home! Participating artists include Elisa Kleven, Barbara Lehman, Grace Lin, Raúl the Third, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, and Evan Turk.
Limited Seating. First come, first served.

11:15 am 12:30 pm
Book Signing (Great Hall)
No books from home accepted in the book signing line; unlimited books from The Carle Book Shop.

1:30 2:15 pm
Co-curator Grace Lin will lead Now & Then artists in a discussion on ways to support the growing creativity of young artists. This program is intended for caregivers, educators, and librarians. Participating artists include Barbara Lehman, Raúl the Third, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, and Evan Turk.
Limited Seating. First come, first served.

1:30 2:30 pm
Snow Monkeys and Snowflakes: Texture Collages with Elisa Kleven
Inspired by Kleven’s most recent picture book, Hiro’s Hats, join the author/illustrator in a drop-in workshop exploring texture and collage. Using a variety of paper materials, drawing tools, and found objects, create your own artwork inspired by the snow monkeys within the book.

2:15 3:30 pm
Book Signing (Great Hall)
No books from home accepted in the book signing line; unlimited books from The Carle Book Shop.

Image Credits: Sam Bond Photography (Don Tate), Derek Fowles (Jarrett J. Krosoczka), Danielle Tait (Grace Lin)

In The Reading Library

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

December 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Enjoy an interactive storytime in the Reading Library, followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials.

In The Art Studio

Gouache with Illustrator Audrey Helen Weber

December 9, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
$80 ($68 members)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. 

Adult workshop (ages 16 and up)

Join illustrator Audrey Helen Weber and explore gouache as a painting medium. This is a great introduction course for people interested in working with gouache using drawing as a foundation. The galleries will open during the midday break so participants can explore, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.

 See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

 

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