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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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Natalie's Special Sunday: Paint With It All; Big and Small!

Recently one of the Art Studio's Summer Interns, Natalie Richards, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the day. READ MORE

Collaborative Window Collage

Once a month we offer a drop-in project in addition to our ongoing Everyday Art Project. At one of these recent Special Sunday events we took inspiration from the landscape to create a collaborative installation exploring light and color. READ MORE

Staining Paper with Natural Dyes

If you've ever spilled cranberry juice on your shirt, or tried scrubbing grass stains out of your jeans, then you know that natural dyes can leave a lasting, colorful mark on surfaces. READ MORE

Easy Rainbow Books

Here is a quick bookmaking project that will brighten any gray winter day! We love teaching children how to make this style book because it doesn't require any glue, tape or staples. Read on to see how!

Gather four to six sheets of paper, all the same size in your favorite colors. Sometimes we use the full rainbow, other times we just stick to warm or cool colors.

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The Rainbow Wave

If you've visited The Carle before then you've experienced the beautiful architecture of the building and surrounding grounds, including The Museum's stunningly high ceilings and southern-facing walls of glass. Here in The Art Studio we are always experimenting with ways to compliment the light-filled room, including the open spaces high above us.

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Tissue Paper and Liquid Starch Collage

There are few explorations we do in the studio more loved than Tissue Paper and Liquid Starch Collage. Eric Carle uses collage to create the illustrations for his books by cutting shapes out of tissue papers he painted with acrylic paint and then gluing them to thick white board. We offer this project from time-to-time in the Art Studio as a way for guests to connect with Eric Carle's work. What we see time and time again, however, is that after even just a little time experimenting with colorful tissue papers and glue, guests of all ages become connected with their own inner-artist. READ MORE

Spring Fling Window Garland

Surprise! It's finallly spring and The Art Studio has a new window display to express our end-of-winter-excitement!

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