Come to The Eric Carle Museum, Saturday, June 4: Guest Artists, Demonstrations, Panel Discussions, Wild Fun

Exciting events are happening this Saturday at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA, featuring presentations by Tomie dePaola, Diane deGroat,  John Gurney, Astrid Sheckels, and more.

Let’s hear our friend Greg Ruth, illustrator of A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade, tell it. This is quoted from Greg’s recent email:

This coming Saturday, June 4 I will be participating in the Children’s Book Festival at the Eric Carle Museum down in yon Amherst, MA. Come on by and join me and other most excellent children’s book artists such as Roc Goudreau, Linda Graves, John Steven Gurney, Bob Marstall, Astrid Sheckles, David White, Diane DeGroat, Ruth Sanderson and Tomie DePaola as we all hold demostrations, panel discussions and engage in a great bit of fun.

I’ll be featuring process work for A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade all day and participating in a panel discussion on the craft of kid’s lit at 2:30pm, and will have books and a limited selection of sketches from the book on hand super cheap to take home. If you’re in the area or able to migrate, please do stop on by and say hello!

Now double-quick, check out this magical little piece of process:
Now gape, agog, at this calendar of events:

10:15 – 10:30 am
Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

10:15 – 10:45 am
Meet the Artist – David White (Art Studio)

10:15 – 10:45 am
Film: Master Class with Tomie dePaola (Auditorium)

10:30 – 10:50 am
Special Storytime with Museum Staff

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation by Tomie dePaola (Auditorium) followed by a book signing

11:45 – 12:00 pm
Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Meet the Artist – Diane deGroat (Reading Library)

12:30 – 1:15 pm
Performance by José Gonzales and Banda Criolla (Auditorium)

12:45 – 1:15 pm
Meet the Artist – John Steven Gurney (Reading Library)

1:15 – 1:45 pm
Meet the Artist – Astrid Sheckels (Art Studio)

1:45 – 2:15 pm
Meet the Artist – Bob Marstall (Reading Library)

1:45 – 2:15 pm
Film: Picture Writer (Auditorium)

2:15 – 2:30 pm
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Panel Discussion with Linda Graves, Greg Ruth, and Ruth Sanderson; Moderated by Susannah Richards (Auditorium)

3:00 – 3:20 pm
Special Storytime with Museum Staff (Reading Library)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Film (Auditorium)

Ongoing throughout the day:

  • Art Show and Sale
  • Book signings
  • Artist demonstrations
  • Studio and Gallery Activities
  • Face Painting
  • Book Making
  • Food Court with Local Burger and Flayvors Ice Cream – cash only

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