Can you imagine a more magical place than a garden filled with sunflowers that reach the sky? Every where you look there is a new to explore.
This fall I've been teaching a children's drawing and painting workshop at the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse. We are ready to begin our culminating mural that will educate visitors to the wonders of this place. We've studied how leaves come in different shapes and sizes, wondered at the patterns of a butterfly wing and have been awed by a seed sprouting.
The joy in teaching comes from watching their excitement as they discover how to use watercolor pencils or see tiny hairs on the surface of a stem. They are becoming keen observers of their environement and want to share what they are learning. The mural will be unveiled in February, a perfect time to look forward to spring.
"This project is supported by a Neighborhood Arts Program grant
from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events."