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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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A Fond Farewell to Collecting Plastic Found Materials

Here in the Art Studio, we have always been supporters of re-using materials in a variety of ways. From construction projects to character development, our materials have included plastics such as cups, bread tabs, caps, and contact lens cases. Many of these plastic materials from everyday household items have been carefully washed, sorted, and stored for future uses in art projects. After many years of reusing plastic materials in the Art Studio, we have decided to make changes to our material choices for several environmental, practical, and programming reasons.
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Materials, Movement and Mobiles

Inspired by shooting stars, soaring owls and blinking fireflies in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Night, we have been exploring mobiles in our Everyday Art Project, Things That Fly in the Night Sky. This project got us thinking about how we design and select materials for moving sculpture projects in the Art Studio. READ MORE

Party Time! Occasions for Creating

What inspires us to create? Recently we’ve been thinking about how we can create occasions for making, and how this making in turn shapes or becomes part of the occasion itself. In order to explore this further, I decided to turn a recent outreach program into a party. READ MORE

Setting a Space for Inspiration

In The Art Studio, we are fortunate to have a lot of different spaces. We have a display case, an entrance space, a Toddler Area, wall space, window space, shelf space, table space, and even ceiling space! When planning our Everyday Art Programs in The Art Studio, we have been thinking a lot about how to unite all these spaces to create a cohesive inspirational space for all ages. READ MORE

Invented Tools and Moving Lines

Using everyday objects, staff members invented a variety of tools that guests recently tested out in an experimental Everyday Art Project. Guests were invited to explore black paint and mark-making tools to create lines that moved across the page. READ MORE

From Found Materials to Flowers

Love plants and flowers but don't have a green thumb? Here's a gardening activity for the whole family, and you're guaranteed to grow beautiful blooms of all sorts! During the Every Day Art Project, From Found Materials to Flowers here in The Studio at The Carle, guests creatively used an array of found materials to create their own mini flower gardens.

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