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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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Past Events

In The Offsite

Create with The Carle! Printmaking for Adults 55 and Older

May 1 - June 12, 2019
$60 (Members $51)

Location: South Hadley Senior Center
Teaching Artist: Joyce Silverstone
Seven Wednesdays from May 1 – June 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enrollment limited to 15

Bookings open to South Hadley Monday, April 8
General Bookings open Monday, April 15

Join us at South Hadley Senior Center for Create with The Carle! In this seven-week workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore printmaking techniques that don't require a press. Participants will create multiple prints, using hand-pressure and carving tools to learn basic techniques including transfer drawing, linocut, and printing for collage additions. One of the workshop sessions will involve a visit to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to view original works of art behind the scenes with museum staff.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Books in Translation

April 30, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

While we can use books to travel to other places without leaving home, books themselves can also travel thanks to translators. Come find out what happens when a book leaves its home language and moves into another. This special storytime, facilitated by UMass students in the Practicing Literary Translation course, aims to cultivate an awareness of literary translation.

This program is offered in conjunction with the annual celebration of Día. Also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), Día is a nationally recognized initiative committed to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. 

In The Art Studio

Comic Workshop with artists Dan Nott and Daryl Seitchik

April 28, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
$35 (Members $29.75)

Ages 9-14, drop-off program
Join comic artists Dan Nott and Daryl Seitchik in a workshop designed to celebrate creativity and the exhibition Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age. Using the artwork in the gallery as inspiration, participants will be guided through the process of crafting characters, environments and stories to create their own page of finished comics.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The Auditorium

Meet Jerry Craft

April 27, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Meet author-illustrator Jerry Craft as he talks about his book, New Kid, a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. Craft will also talk about his journey from self-publishing to mainstream publishing.

Jerry Craft is an author-illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards, and is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival.

Book signing to follow. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

In The Art Studio

Everyday Art Program: Transforming Tissue Paper

April 24 - May 28, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the exhibition Eric Carle Makes a Book and create your own tissue paper collage. 


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