Sunday, March 10, 2013

Glorious Garden Watercolors!

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens was buzzing with excitement as Art for Two students celebrated Garden Month by painting “en plein air “ in the Cummer Gardens. 

Students and their favorite adult began in the gallery by exploring the work of local artist, Jim Draper, in his exhibit
Feast of Flowers. Students studied his Wild Hibiscus to learn the different parts of a flower and tried their hand at assembling parts of a flower themselves.

The next stop was The Cummer Garden to examine the flower parts up close with the help of magnifying glasses. 
When their examination was complete, students recorded their findings in watercolor paint. Each student, with the help of their favorite adult, painted many close up views of the flowers in The Cummer Garden. 

Combining science and art in the Cummer Garden resulted in many glorious garden watercolors!                                                                              

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