In collaboration with PIZ5 – a magazine publishing only artwork and drawings from children from underprivileged neighbourhoods, and Grünkraft – a beautiful project offering healing plant and edible plant journeys through urban areas – we created workshops for primary school classes to discover nature through the means of art. The theme of “growing plants” invited to dive into botanical illustration, visit botanical gardens and observe minute details of plant life, sketch the shadow plays in tropical gardens, create prints from tree bark and leaves. The kids discovered what plants on the sidewalks of their neighbourhoods are edible or hel
pful for little injuries and aches while they took sketches and notes. Through the means of painting and drawing the school class elaborated on comics, pattern creation and stop motion movies.