Create at The Carle: Art Classes for Adults
Since opening in 2002, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (The Carle) in Amherst, MA, has been a picture book champion, broadening the audience for illustration and encouraging greater scholarship. The only full-scale U.S. institution of its kind, The Carle houses major collections of picture book art and sends exhibitions around the world, giving hundreds of thousands of people every year a rich experience with cherished books. The Carle was co-founded by Eric Carle, the author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and his late wife Barbara Carle, an early childhood educator. The Carle’s mission is threefold: to collect, preserve and present picture books and their illustrations from around the world; to underscore the cultural, historical and artistic significance of picture books and their art form; and to create educational programs to provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will launch a program that appeals to adults 55 and older who want to explore materials and express themselves through visual art. Each session will present a different theme—collage, bookmaking and printmaking. Classes will take place at The Carle, utilizing the galleries, art studio and permanent collection.