Art in the Garden Preview

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In honor of Mother’s Day, our May Chics With Tools with be a painting session in our garden. Moms, daughters, nieces, grandmothers, aunts, friends (you get the idea) are all welcome to join us for a few hours on Saturday, May 11th. I will take participants step-by-step through a flower painting and all will go home with a completed work of art.

You may wonder why I am mentioning this in February. Well, recently I had the chance to practice May’s project on a group of middle school girls from church. They did a wonderful job and each put their own stamp on their pieces.

First, the girls learned about carbon paper, which we used to transfer the drawing of the iris onto their boards. Next they mixed some basic shades of the main color they were going to use. Then I took them through the painting, petal by petal. After we got going, the girls became more independent. So by the end, they were doing their own thing. I think some of them were surprised by the results, including the two leaders who exhibited hidden, but significant abilities.

Painting with these girls was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It was therapeutic and satisfying and I encourage you to give it a try. So look for the Art in the Garden registration to open. It makes for a unique Mother’s Day gift that you can share with the women in your life.