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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

CANCELLED An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

June 21, 2019
9:30am - 1:30pm
$50 (Members $42.50)

(4 PDPs) Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine.  Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts. Instructor: Courtney Waring

In The Offsite

Create with The Carle! Creative Writing for Adults 55 and Over

July 9, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
July 16, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
July 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
July 30, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
August 6, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
August 13, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
August 20, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
$90 (Members $76.50)

Location: Applewood, Amherst, MA
Teaching Artist: Ellen Doré Watson
Enrollment limited to 12

Explore your creativity by joining this writing workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by poet Ellen Doré Watson, this seven-week course will introduce participants to a range of prompts, forms, and techniques designed to inspire writing across genres. The class will include a visit to The Carle and culminate in a publication of participants’ work.

Registration opens May 13 for Applewood residents.
General registration opens May 27.


Create with The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies
in order to support the development and expansion of Vitality Arts programming.


See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

July 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

 

In The Art Studio

Creative Lettering

July 30, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

Adult Workshop, 16+
Join The Carle’s Art Educators for an evening of exploring creative lettering! Experiment with making letters in many different ways from sculptural forms to large-scale brushwork. We’ll share some of our favorite ways to play with letterforms.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

August 6, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

 

In The Museum

Summer Teacher Workshop: Making Room for Mindfulness

August 8, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm
$130 (Members $110.50)

(7 PDPs) Re-discover the joys of teaching during an all-day mindfulness workshop that promotes responsiveness, awareness, stress management, and overall well-being.

Keynote Speaker: Lesley Koplow, Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education

See Program Schedule

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up or download the Program Schedule and Registration Form (PDF).

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

September 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

 

In The Auditorium

Walls and Bridges, with Peter Sís

September 21, 2019
1:00pm
Free with Museum admission

In his acceptance speech upon winning the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award, Peter Sís describes books as “my home, my language, my country.” Join Sís as he shares stories of his Czech childhood behind the Iron Curtain and his love of picture books as “bridges taking you places.”

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.

Image: Peter Sís, Illustration for The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Frances Foster Books). Collection of the artist. © 2007 Peter Sís. Reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

 

In The Offsite

The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala

September 26, 2019
5:00pm

Please join us for the fourteenth annual Carle Honors Benefit Gala and Art Auction on Thursday, September 26 at Guastavino's in New York. We will honor Artist, Melissa Sweet; Angel, REFORMA represented by Kenny Garcia; Bridge, Chihiro Art Museum, represented by Takeshi Matsumoto; and Mentor, David Saylor. Awards will be presented by Newbery-honor author and Caldecott-honor artist Grace Lin and venerable book editor Alvina Ling. More than twenty of the industry's leading illustrators have donated artworks for the Art Auction.

Click here for more information or contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development, at rebeccag@carlemuseum.org or 413-559-6308.

Butterfly from THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle.

 

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