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Diana MacKenzie

Diana MacKenzie, The Public Art Program Educator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art since 2007, designs on-site and off-site programs and workshops which help children and adults discover their instinctive artistic abilities. She has a BFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University and lately she is busy filling her sketchbook with inspiration from her recent trip to Japan.

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.  Visit The Museum’s website at


by Diana MacKenzie
Your child's creativity will roam with this fun craft project.
by Diana MacKenzie
Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th by creating Caterpillar-inspired found object constructions.
by Diana MacKenzie
Take snow painting a step further this winter with these DIY snow stencils.
by Diana MacKenzie
Try these five different building techniques the next time you and your child are playing with blocks or making sculptures using found materials.
by Diana MacKenzie
Map making is a fun way for children to visually express places they know well.
by Diana MacKenzie
Find out the best way to organize your child's art materials in various sized baskets.
by Diana MacKenzie
Have your kids help make these snowflake-inspired shades to hang in a window at home this winter.
by Diana MacKenzie
Painting with clay is a surprisingly fun and easy way to explore mark-making in a new way.
by Diana MacKenzie
Fill your doodle books with sketches, paintings, collages, or written words and then flip away!
by Diana MacKenzie
Blend cotton rag and natural fiber pulps with fresh leaves, petals, and seeds to make homemade paper.


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