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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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Andy Goldsworthy-Inspired Art from Nature

In the Art Studio, two of our main goals are for our students and guests to see materials in new ways, and for them to leave The Carle knowing those materials better than they did before. We do this by providing opportunities for guests to enter into conversation with materials through the creative process of making and re-making again.

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!

How to Make Rubbing Plates with Natural Materials

We use rubbing plates all the time here in The Art Studio to add interesting colors and textures to paper. Some molded plastic sets we've purchased over the years, but the best rubbing plates we have are the ones we made ourselves! I thought I would share the steps here for one way of making a set of rubbing plates with grass and leaves, but you can use these steps with many other natural materials too.

Toddler Art Activity: Leaf and Flower Collages

Today kicked off our summer session of Materials Play - a weekly drop-in activity for especially for toddlers. Our summer intern, Aiyi, has been helping me plan the activities. We have many fun ideas, so it is hard to choose! Since the orchard is awash with greenery of all kinds, we thought we'd try an idea I've seen on Pinterest using leaves and petals to create a collage on contact paper. READ MORE
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