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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

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  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Monotype Prints in a Drop-in Setting

A question we keep returning to in the Art Studio is how to introduce the widest possible range of art-making materials, techniques and tools to our drop-in program while maintaining a safe and open-ended environment for exploration. This means designing a project that can be sustained in the space for about a month, for all ages, and with up to 50 guests participating at once. We learned a lot from our summertime experiments in mixing tempera paints, so we challenged ourselves to design another paint project, this time exploring monotype prints. READ MORE

Printing with Stencils

Monotype is a form of printmaking which results in one-of-a-kind images. In this project, stencils are used to layer colors to create a monotype print. This technique is a great way to experiment with optical blending which is what happens when two or more colors are layered to create the appearance of new colors. READ MORE

Mirror Image Printing

Last Sunday, two of our Art Studio Assistants, Emily Biffis and Sara Ottomano, designed and led a project inspired by autumn and everyday materials. Here is their report from the day.

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Printmaking with 4th and 5th Graders

I'm just back from a trip to Syracuse, New York area, where I worked with the students at Manlius Pebble Hill School. I taught 2 bookmaking sessions with 3rd graders in the morning and 2 printmaking sessions with 4th and 5th graders in the afternoon.

Monotype Printmaking with Kids

I wanted to share this monotype printmaking project we teach during Animals, Art and Imagination, a mixed-age summer class we host here at The Carle every summer.

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