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

Hours

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

 

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In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

September 30, 2018
1:30pm - 4:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

(3 PDPs) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This session will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle to see the Whole Book Approach in action. Afterwards, the group will discuss their observations and explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Drawing Paddington with R.W. Alley

September 29, 2018
1:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

R.W. Alley has been illustrating Michael Bond’s Paddington books for over twenty years. Guests of all ages will enjoy watching Alley capture Paddington’s likeness and personality in this lively drawing demonstration, which includes a Q&A with the audience. Paper and drawing supplies will be provided for those who wish to draw along with Alley!

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

Click here to watch a video about Paddington Comes to America.

R. W. Alley, Illustration for Paddington and the Grand Tour, HarperCollins, 2014. Courtesy of the artist. © R. W. Alley 2018.

In The Museum

Paddington PJ Party

September 27, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$5 per child (Members Free)

Come see the Paddington Comes to America exhibition in your PJ’s, and don’t forget to bring along your favorite stuffed animal! In addition to art projects, storytimes, films, and milk and cookies, guests can get drawings of their stuffed animal by local artists. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admission desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 pm
Paddington Bear episodes (Auditorium)

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Enjoy milk and cookies in the Great Hall (courtesy of Atkins Farms) 

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Stuffed animal drawings by artists Melanie Cataldo and Astrid Sheckels

6:30 pm
All Aboard the Story Express! Join us for an interactive storytime inspired by the Paddington Bear exhibition.

7:00 pm
Paddington Bear episodes (Auditorium)

7:30 pm
All Aboard the Story Express! Join us for an interactive storytime inspired by the Paddington Bear exhibition.

Ongoing: 

In the Art Studio
Bear-Wear: create wearable art for you and your stuffie inspired by Paddington!

In the Reading Library
Bookmark-Making Station: make a bookmark to take home.

R. W. Alley, Illustration for Paddington Races Ahead, HarperCollins, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. © R. W. Alley 2018.

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Material Metamorphosis

September 26 - October 30, 2018
10:00am
Free with Museum Admission

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

In The Museum

Meet Dav Pilkey!

September 23, 2018
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

Meet Dav Pilkey, author/illustrator of the bestselling Captain Underpants and Dog Man series! Pilkey will talk about his new book, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas, do a live drawing, and share fun trivia with the audience. Following the 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm auditorium programs, guests can get books signed by Pilkey and enjoy photo opportunities with Dog Man and Captain Underpants! 

Reservations are required for the 12:30 pm and the 2:30 pm auditorium programs and can be made by calling 413-559-6336. Reservations to the auditorium program include tickets to enter the book signing line at the end of the program. No audio or video recording of Dav Pilkey's program is permitted.

There will be a separate check-in line for members.

UPDATE – 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm auditorium programs with Dav Pilkey are FULL. The wait list is also FULL. Visitors can still meet Dav Pilkey during the book signing times. a limited number of book signing tickets are available first come, first serve when Museum opens at 12:00 pm.


Food from Sun Kim Bop will be available for purchase in the orchard 12:00 - 3:00 pm.



Schedule

11:00 am
Museum opens to guests who have registered for the 12:30 pm auditorium program

12:00 pm
Museums opens to the public

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Program and Q&A with Dav Pilkey (Auditorium) (SOLD OUT!)

12:30 - 1:15 pm 
Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man costume characters (Bobbie's Meadow)

1:00 – 2:15 pm 
Book Signing with Dav Pilkey (Great Hall)

2:00 - 2:45 pm 
Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man costume characters (Bobbie's Meadow)

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Program and Q&A with Dav Pilkey (Auditorium) (SOLD OUT!)

3:00 – 5:00 pm 
Book Signing with Dav Pilkey (Great Hall)

3:30 - 4:15 pm 
Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man costume characters (Bobbie's Meadow)

Signing guidelines:

• Limit one book from home per household/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. (note: Dav Pilkey is only signing books)

• No personalization

• Save time on signing day and skip the shop lines! Order your unsigned Dav Pilkey books online now for pick-up in store on September 23.

Can’t make it to the event? Reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 559-6333 or shop@carlemuseum.org.

 

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