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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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Past Events

In The Art Studio

Make a Book!

June 11, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

Registration is closed for this program.

Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
Join The Carle’s Art Educators in this evening workshop to create your own hand-made sketchbook, notebook, or journal using found, hand-painted, and recycled papers. Learn how to bind and cover books using the signature stitch and stab binding technique.

In The Reading Library

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

June 7, 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

Everyday Art Program: Painting in Three Dimensions!

May 29 - July 2, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Create your own 3-D painting by adding color and texture to everyday materials. 

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio

May 26, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

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

In The Auditorium

The Invisible Art of Children’s Book Design with Carol Goldenberg

May 25, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Many people express surprise when told that all books, including those for children, are designed. Yet this is an appropriate response, as book design and typography are at their most successful when not immediately apparent to the reader. Award-winning book designer Carol Goldenberg likes to call this “invisible art.”  Using examples from a long career designing many Caldecott-winning picture books for children, Goldenberg will take participants through the complex process of designing a book, from manuscript to the printed edition. 

Carol Goldenberg designed five Caldecott Medal picture books and two Caldecott Honor books. She studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has a freelance book design business in Newton, MA. 


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