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

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Youth Outreach

Throughout the year, The Carle’s educators present youth outreach programs in schools, libraries, childcare centers, preschools, and family centers. Grounded in the Museum’s commitment to education through the arts, these outreach programs enhance visual and verbal literacy, support critical and creative thinking, and are designed to ignite the imagination while inspiring the creative process.

Youth outreach programs complement National and Massachusetts curriculum frameworks and are designed for 8-25 participants. Programs can be adapted for any age group, unless otherwise indicated, and last approximately 60-90 minutes.

After reading the information below, please complete the online Youth Outreach Inquiry with your selection.

YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020 WILL BE DONE AS ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS. 

DISTANCE LEARNING                 
Educators of early childhood classes are invited to schedule a distance learning program offered through live videoconferencing. Contact programs@carlemuseum.org to schedule a program. The fee is $130/class.
 

YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAMS (all are available as virtual programs)

Explore, Imagine, Play 
Grades: Pre-K and K 
Duration: 30-40 minutes 
Join Carle educators for this fun, interactive program encouraging creativity, gross motor skills, and language development. Educators will lead an interactive storytime in which participants engage in storytelling through imaginative play, creative movement, singing, and exploration of materials. Registration includes pre and post-program materials with links to online videos, activities, and at-home art projects.  

I See a Story: All About Eric Carle 
Grades: PreK – Grade 3 Duration: 40 minutes 
Join us for this interactive live program in which you will hear from a Carle educator about the museum and go behind the scenes to discover how Eric Carle transforms ideas, words, and pictures to create the books we love! Registration includes pre and post-program materials with links to online videos, activities, and at-home art projects. 

Inspired by Picture Books: Collage  
Grades: PreK –12 
Duration: 30 – 40 minutes 
Explore collage in this hands-on virtual workshop with Carle Art Educators! Looking at picture book illustrations, including the art of Eric Carle, this workshop will explore how paper can be used to tell stories. Educator-led activities will encourage students to explore the potential of paper by tearing, cutting, arranging, and attaching paper together. This workshop provides a starting point for further collage explorations and will include pre- and post-workshop extension resources.  

Inspired by Picture Books: Drawing  
Grades: PreK – 12 
Duration: 30 – 40 minutes 
Celebrate drawing in this hands-on virtual workshop! Picture books provide the inspiration as we explore how drawings can share feelings, generate a sense of movement, and create settings. Carle Art Educators will facilitate a series of drawing games designed to spark the creative process and encourage students’ own storytelling. This workshop provides a starting point for further drawing explorations and will include pre- and post-workshop extension resources. 
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