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 book with a drawn whale named Wyatt who is looking out into a night sky with stars.

Paper Portals

April 26 — June 4

Inspired by Christian Robinson’s book Another, join us as we explore creative book design and the many ways of traveling through a book! 

A watercolor painting with a bright sun and buildings.

My Favorite Place

June 7 — July 16

Inspired by the art of Claire Nivola, experiment with watercolors and create a painting about a place you love.

Popsicle sticks laying on top of colorful collage papers.

Horses in Motion

Inspired by the Horse Tales exhibition, experiment with collage and sculpture materials to create an artwork that moves.
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.