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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 Art Studio

Joyful and Imaginative Art Making

November 13, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(2 PDPs) Come play and imagine the possibilities of everyday items you already have in your classroom. In this workshop facilitated by Shannon Merenstein, owner of Hatch Art Studio (Pittsburgh, PA), participants will explore several collage processes that engage makers of all ages, especially young children. The group will discuss ways to offer children choice and autonomy while also wrangling supplies and time. Registration includes a copy of the new book Collage Workshop for Kids by Shannon Merenstein. 

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.  

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Grace Lin

November 10, 2018

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble? Join Newbery Honor author Grace Lin as she reads from her new picture book A Big Mooncake for Little Star, a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.

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

In The Art Studio

Exploring Prints with Children

November 6, 2018
1:30pm - 4:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(3 PDPs) Explore printmaking processes and how to adapt it to your art-making space. In this workshop, you’ll walk away with a range of safe and accessible techniques that can be explored with students pre-K–12. We’ll deconstruct the printmaking process, allowing participants to explore the art form in an open-ended way. Enjoy the excitement as prints are revealed and layers of color come together to form a unique print. Techniques to be covered include monotype, collograph, stenciling, and stamping. 

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up. 

In The Reading Library

Exploring Diversity in Picture Books

November 6, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

This program is FULL. Email to be added to the waitlist.

(3 PDPs) In this workshop we will examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. Participants will explore diversity in recent picture books, discussing ways to foster a child’s critical engagement with them, and learn tools for conducting diversity audits of one’s book collection. The session will also include exhibition tours of A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon and Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.  

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Draw It Out!

November 4, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission




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