Sep
23
Sat
The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live! @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 23 all-day

Museum Day Live! is an annual nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! downloaded ticket provides free admission for two. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Please note: Museum Day Live! tickets do not guarantee admission to Elephant & Piggie auditorium programs. Separate reservations must be made for those events. Space is limited.

Elephant & Piggie Art-ventures with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton! @ The Eric C
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NOTE: The 11:00 and 12:00 pm auditorium programs are full!  Please contact us to be added to the wait list! 413-559-6336

Are you ready for a new Elephant & Piggie adventure? In We Are in an ART-ivity Book!, Mo Willems and Tom Warburton have created the first-ever Elephant & Piggie activity book, full of drawing, coloring, gaming, and other hands-on fun! Listen to Mo and Tom as they share projects from their new book, meet Elephant and Piggie, watch films, and create art in the Art Studio!

Reservations are required for the 11:00 am and 12:00 pm auditorium programs and can be made by calling (413) 559-6301. Please note:Museum Day Live tickets (free admission for two people) do not include admission to Elephant & Piggie auditorium programs.

Book signing tickets will be available at the Admissions Desk on the day of the program and are first come, first served.

Full schedule here: http://bit.ly/1o2noKI

Sep
25
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Sep
28
Thu
The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for the twelfth annual Carle Honors Benefit Gala and Art Auction on Thursday, September 28 at Guastavino’s in New York. We will honor ARTIST, Ed Young, ANGEL, Dr. John Y. Cole, BRIDGE, Anthea Bell, and MENTOR, Bank Street Writers Lab, represented by Chairperson Dr. Cynthia Weill. Awards will be presented by author Jack Gantos. More than twenty of the industry’s leading illustrators have donated artworks for the Art Auction.

Click here for more information or contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development, at rebeccag@carlemuseum.org or 413-559-6308.

Sep
29
Fri
Whole Book Approach @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

(3 PDPs) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This session will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle to see the Whole Book Approach in action. Afterwards, the group will discuss their observations and explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.
Instructor: Courtney Waring

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

Wordless Picture Books @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

(3 PDPs) How does one “read” a wordless picture book? How can wordless picture books help emergent readers who must learn to negotiate the printed word? How can pictures tell a story? In this workshop, we’ll explore how wordless picture books invite careful observation, critical thinking, and opportunities to make meaning out of what one sees and hears from others. The session will include a guided tour of the exhibit David Wiesner: The Art of Wordless Storytelling, an introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), practice applying VTS to wordless picture books, and more. Instructor: David Feinstein

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

Oct
1
Sun
The Fantasy in Everyday Life: A Conversation with Tony DiTerlizzi and Ben Hatke @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

Join authors/illustrators Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) as they discuss the increasingly popular fantasy and sci-fi genre for middle grade readers. Book signing to follow program.

Oct
2
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Oct
7
Sat
Inspiration Day at The Carle @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet eleven artists highlighted in the special exhibition, Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and their Heroes, and learn what and who inspires them when creating art. Participating artists include Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Bryan Collier, Tony DiTerlizzi, Laurie Keller, Loren Long, LeUyen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Lane Smith, and Mo Willems.

Oct
9
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.