Picture books broaden the lens through which we see the world. What do we learn when we look more carefully?
Our programming draws on The Carle’s collection and exhibitions to create unique opportunities for learning. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, tell their stories, and make art. They’ll discover how words and pictures can intersect to create meaning and foster cross-cultural understanding.
All educational programming at The Carle is made possible by the Patricia Morrison McDonald Arts Endowment.
The Carle offers visitors of all ages many ways to experience and enjoy picture books. Search our calendar for a list of events and programs.
Explore ways to engage children through storytelling, self-expression, art-making, and creative play.
Individuals wishing to register for a workshop can view listings on our events page.
Field Trips and Tours
Plan a school visit to The Carle, where educators lead your tour or students can explore on their own.
Visitors of all ages can make the most of a visit by touring The Carle with one of our educators or independently.
Celebrate art and picture books with us as we bring The Carle to you! Carle educators visit libraries, schools, and community centers in Hampshire, Hamden, and Franklin, MA counties, in addition to offering virtual youth outreach programs.
Create artwork in our large, light-filled Art Studio. Projects change every few weeks and are inspired by exhibitions on view at The Carle.
Bring the inspiration of The Carle back to your classroom! In the Art Studio’s archive, you’ll find projects that are creative and open-ended.
Scholarships and Financial Access
The Carle Community Fund was created to make The Carle more affordable and accessible to families, schools, and educators.