Field Trip to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art : )

Inspired by my latest class at the Worcester Art Museum and our instructor Suzy Becker, I decided to take the opportunity to visit the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA.
I really enjoyed it!
They had an exhibit of Ezra Jack Keats, author and illustrator of "A Snowy Day".

On display were Ezra's sketches, journals and typed letters from Publishing Houses.  What I loved the most was the reading the correspondence between his readers and himself.

The next exhibit was of the author and illustrator of "Maisy".

The illustrations were adorable and it was great to see the original paintings and drawings.

The final exhibit is of the beloved Eric Carle.
One of my son's favorite books, given to him when he was  young, by his Grampy and Memere was  "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"

I have to say out of all the museums I have visited in my life....(not many if I am honest)...but, I must say, I got the most inspiration from this one.
I loved being able to see the behind the scenes of how these artists and writers live and work!

Here are some other fun pictures from my visit!  : )

You would have to be in a good mood at all times in this car!!  : )

The tiles in the bathroom! : )

My favorite thing....the Library!

The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar

Paintings by Eric Carle

Art Studio....Here I come!!

Loved, Loved, Loved This!!  So creative, yet so simple!!  I could definitely picture this in a teenagers room or a dorm room!!  : )

I was given these supplies to make a city scene.


Close up of my bike with kickstand!  : )

Maisy's books on display at the bookstore !

Lots of fun books and gifts!

And I even found my instructor Suzy's book!!
I felt like I had come full circle since she is the one who suggested we all check out this fun museum!!

A fun day trip for sure!!

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