Art Studio

I remember well my kindergarten classroom where my teacher gave us colorful paints, big sheets of white paper, and where we were free to draw and paint in the sun-filled room with big windows.
Eric Carle
adult and child give high fives while making art in the art studio at The Carle

We welcome people of all ages to play with materials and make art together. Enjoy the Everyday Art Project in the studio and explore our educational resources. Art Studio team members will welcome you to the space, share ideas, and answer your questions. Projects change every few weeks with new materials to try. After you have finished your project, you may take your artwork home or leave it for others to see. 

The space and programming of The Carle Art Studio is supported by a generous annual sponsorship from Penguin Books For Young Readers.

Everyday Art Projects

These are the current and upcoming art projects happening within the studio.
A child opens a lift flap they made within an accordion-fold book.

Pop-Up Surprises

September 21 — October 30

Share a joyful surprise with friends and family to celebrate Eric Carle’s Book Birthdays. Guests are invited to use papers, glue, scissors, and drawing tools to create their own pop-up and lift flap surprises.

A hand draws a flower using a white oil pastel on blue paper.

Habitat Drawings

November 2 — December 11

Using oil pastels and colorful paper backgrounds, create your own nature-inspired artwork inspired by animals and natural environments.

A young child bends yellow paper to attach to their white background paper.

Shape Sculptures

December 14, 2022 — January 22, 2023

Inspired by the 3-D sculptures in the Celebrating Collage exhibition, create your own sculpture out of papers.
A child smiling through a brightly-painted piece of cardboard.
Bring the inspiration of The Carle to your home, classroom or learning environment! In the Art Studio’s archive, you’ll find projects that are creative and open-ended.
Two adults smiling and making art together in the Art Studio.
Art Educators facilitate school visits, art-making classes, professional development workshops, and special events.
Art Studio intern helps staple a guest's artwork into a wall display as the guest looks on.
Interested in joining the Art Studio team? We have volunteer and internship programs available year round.