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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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Watercolor Wanderers

This past weekend our newest Every Day Art project began, and guests' imaginations took off in all directions!

Ludwig Bemelmans famous character Madeline travels to exciting places around the world in the pages of her books.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mobile Tutorial

Here in The Studio we often use tissue paper for a variety of creative projects because it is accessible for so many ages, and it connects so well with Eric Carle?s artwork. When looking at all the collage illustrations by Eric Carle we are always so amazed at how versatile the simple materials that he uses really are. The textures and delicate shapes that he can achieve with such a fragile paper are quite surprising and there is something so magical and eye-catching about the crisp bold shapes and colors in his works of art. READ MORE

Toddler Art Activity: Materials Play Roundup

It feels good to be back at The Carle! I've been scarce for a while because a very young person has come to live with my family and I took some time off to get to know her. In the past two months I've learned that life as a working mom of 2 kids under 2 years old is super-busy but full of learning. I'm grateful that I get to spend time, at home and at The Carle, learning about how toddlers explore materials and use them to make discoveries about the world... While I've been out for most of our last Friday morning Materials Play for Toddlers series in the Studio, I wanted to share what materials were explored in a few of the sessions. READ MORE
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