Youth create art from nature

Making the centerpieces ©2018 Joanne Miller
December 4, 2018
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How has the natural world inspired you?

For students at the Wheaton High School Wellness Center, flowers at Brookside Gardens inspired them to make art that served as the centerpieces for the annual Montgomery County Government Recognition of Excellence Achievement Awards and Identity’s Promise of Latino Youth Forum.

Working with teaching artist Joanne Miller, Artivate, and the Montgomery County Government, this lunch-time and after-school project provided students a hands-on opportunity for artistic expression and exploration of nature in suburban Montgomery County. Students photographed flowers at Brookside Gardens and assembled the images into three-dimensional creations.

The Wheaton High School Wellness Center is managed by Identity. View photos of their project below:

Students from Identity program ©2018 Joanne Miller

Students of the Wheaton High School Wellness Center

Students from Identity program ©2018 Joanne Miller

Discovering the flowers of Brookside Gardens

Students from Identity program ©2018 Joanne Miller

Sharing photos of the flowers.

Students from Identity program ©2018 Joanne Miller

Close Up!

Students from Identity program ©2018 Joanne Miller

Brookside Gardens has so many beautiful flowers.

©2018 Joanne Miller Beading Centerpieces

Bead work

Centerpiece construction ©2018 Joanne Miller

Teamwork

Centerpiece construction ©2018 Joanne Miller

The base of the centerpieces

Centerpiece construction ©2018 Joanne Miller

The flowers of the centerpieces

 

The final product! © 2018 Joanne Miller

The final product!

Photo: ©Joanne Miller 2018

This project was made possible thanks to:

County Seal artivate

 



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