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

Hours

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

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In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

December 6, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

This workshop is full and registration has closed. 

(3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will 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.
 

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for fall workshops is September 14. Click here to apply.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

A Few of Our Favorite Books

December 7, 2019
1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join Cathie Mercier (Director, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons University), Eliza Brown (Shop Manager, The Carle) and Emily Prabhaker (Librarian, Campus School of Smith College) as they share their favorite books from the past year, discussing the striking illustrations, compelling narratives, and other aspects of these books that have captivated various audiences. This is a hands-on program and will provide time for participants to look closely at and discuss books in small groups. Participants are encouraged to share their 2019 favorites as well.  

In The Art Studio

Gouache with Illustrator Audrey Helen Weber

December 9, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
$80 ($68 members)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. 

Adult workshop (ages 16 and up)

Join illustrator Audrey Helen Weber and explore gouache as a painting medium. This is a great introduction course for people interested in working with gouache using drawing as a foundation. The galleries will open during the midday break so participants can explore, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.

 See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

 

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

January 27, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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 Museum

Leap Before You Look: Writing Games Involving Chance, Collaboration, and Surprise

February 7, 2020
10:00am - 12:30pm
$30 (Members $25.50)

Adult Workshop (ages 16 and up) Join us for this generative workshop exploring a range of Surrealist writing games involving chance, collaboration, and surprise! Approaching writing with a sense of play and wonder, we will attempt to say the unexpected, unlock the door to the unconscious, and release our collective creativity. Adults of all ages and writing experiences are welcome!

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

Image: Maira Kalman, Illustration for Chicken Soup, Boots (Viking Penguin). Courtesy ofJulie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1993 Maira Kalman.
 

 

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

February 21, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am

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

Make a Mobile Workshop

March 3, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

Adult workshop, ages 16 and up

Create your own mobile using a variety of textured papers, found materials, and adhesives in this evening workshop led by The Carle’s Art Educators. We’ll construct mobiles that move and play with light, perfect for hanging in your home, workplace, or giving as a gift.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Once Upon a Memory: Writing from Personal and Family History

March 6, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

President of Modern Memoirs, Inc., Megan St. Marie, will provide a brief overview of her company’s services aimed at documenting, researching, preserving, and publishing personal and family histories. She will then offer prompts to invite participants to draw on their own memories and family histories in order to engage in writing and life-review work as a means of deepening familial connections and fostering self-discovery.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

March 8, 2020
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

SAVE THE DATE: The 10th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture

April 25, 2020
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

(1 PDP)
Speaker: Wendell Minor
 

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