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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 http://www.carlemuseum.org.

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by Diana MacKenzie
Learn how your child can create a tropical destination using construction paper and other craft supplies.
by Diana MacKenzie
With this activity, kids use scissors on construction paper to make beautiful, creative art.
by Diana MacKenzie
Have kids start with a sticky surface, and then collage away with common art supplies such as pipe cleaners, paper, yarn, and more!
by Diana MacKenzie
Here's a fun activity that you and your kids can do together: Make (or buy) a wooden loom, and make handwoven fabric using scrap fabric.
by Diana MacKenzie
Learn how your children can use fall foliage to create little leafy critters.
by Diana MacKenzie
You and your kids will love creating colorful collage papers with this activity from The Carle.
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by Diana MacKenzie
Help your child construct a one-of-a-kind town with recycled materials.
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by Diana MacKenzie
Your child will love this playful and open-ended way to make marks and layer colors.
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by Diana MacKenzie
Your child will love to add interesting colors and textures to paper with this activity.
by Diana MacKenzie
This project will help you create a light-weight mobile to hang in your classroom or home.

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