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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
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.
by Diana MacKenzie
Try this nature-inspired activity to celebrate the end of summer with your kids.
by Diana MacKenzie
Help your kids experiment with cut paper collage and drawing to make your own version of "home."
by Diana MacKenzie
Help your kids create small foam prints using a pasta machine at home or in the classroom.
by Diana MacKenzie
You and your children can recycle found materials to create mini flower gardens.

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