My rewarding week as a teaching artist… Summary: the future of our world is in good hands.
Early Monday morning, in a November rain, I joined the biology teacher and school gardener at Willowside Middle School’s xeric garden, carefully clipping some of the last blooms and seed-heads before class. Over the next few days I helped guide the eyes, pencils, and focus of nearly 150 7th graders, as they created what can only be described as a celebration of nature.
This experience was made possible by Arts Program coordination and funded by the school district’s education foundation.
Student Works in progress: Plants and local native butterflies
Graphite and colored pencil on paper