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My rewarding week as a teaching artist… Summary:┬áthe 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.

Just look.


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