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

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

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In The Auditorium

The Carle's Annual Educator's Night with Carson Ellis

October 22, 2019
3:30pm - 7:00pm
Free - Reservations are required and begin September 24.

This program is full. Join our waitlist.

(2 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night, featuring a keynote presentation and book signing with Carson Ellis, award-winning illustrator and author of children's picture books, including Du Iz Tak?

In conjunction with Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, participants will also hear from illustrator Joe Mathieu, who began illustrating Sesame Street books in 1972.

This event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Reservations are required and begin September 24. Free materials for classrooms will be available and light refreshments will be served. 


Schedule of Events

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Educators browse the Museum, collect free materials for the classroom, and enjoy light refreshments

4:30 – 4:45 pm
Welcoming Remarks with Courtney Waring, Director of Education

4:45 – 5:15 pm
Presentation by illustrator Joe Mathieu – 50th anniversary of Sesame Street

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Guest Speaker Carson Ellis

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Book signing with Carson Ellis and Joe Mathieu
Books available at The Carle Bookshop.

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

 

In The Museum

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

November 2, 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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email gs@simmons.edu.

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Museum

Members’ Reception: The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children

November 9, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Conversation with Maira Kalman and Guest Curator Jane Bayard Curley
Members RSVP by Monday, November 4 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-559-6310 or jennys@carlemuseum.org

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

 

In The Museum

Storytelling and Story-making in the Classroom

November 15, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$60 ($51 Members)

(3 PDPs) Join award-winning storyteller Milbre Burch for a hands-on, how-to workshop where participants explore storytelling as a form of personal expression that builds confidence, communication skills, and self-esteem. Through handouts, exercises, and demonstration, educators will learn ways to “sneak up” on storytelling themselves and encourage their students to do so, as well as how to follow up storytelling with visual and performing arts activities, and with oral, written, and kinesthetic exercises for the classroom.

A visit to the exhibition, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children, will also inspire educators on ways to “mine the memory” for stories and celebrate personal histories. Participants will leave with a batch of storytelling activities and knowledge that they can use in the classroom.

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.

Image: Maira Kalman, Illustration for Max Makes a Million (Viking). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1990 Maira Kalman.
 

 

In The Museum

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

November 15, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
$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 Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

December 5, 2019
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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email gs@simmons.edu.

Simmons University at The Carle

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 Auditorium

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. 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)

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.

 

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