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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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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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A Place To Call Home

Victorian mansions, country houses, modern uptown lofts, towering apartment buildings, and pet palaces are just a few of the creative directions The Carle's guests have taken the new Every Day Art Project, A Place to Call Home. This eclectic mix of colorful paper dwellings are all on display here on the walls of The Art Studio, and I wanted to share it with you!

We're challenging guests to turn an ordinary set of paper shapes: one rectangle, one triangle and one square... 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!

Winter Window Shade

If you are looking for something pretty to hang in a window at home or in your classroom this winter, check out the easy instructions below on how we made these snowflake-inspired shades. READ MORE

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

Ribbon Window Shade

We often get questions from curious Museum guests about the window screens we have created, hanging in The Studio's windows.

The Ribbon Window Shade uses some of the same materials as our Plastic Cap Window Screen and is a good way to explore the art of weaving.

Plastic Cap Window Screen

We love The Studio's large, southern-facing wall of windows and often use them as a creative display space for visitor art work or interesting materials. This winter, Diana and I have been brainstorming ways to reuse old marker caps and at the same time have been wanting to introduce a few new hanging displays. Here's how I created our new plastic cap window screen that's hanging in The Studio's entryway. READ MORE

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