Virtual ArtROCKS! Celebrating Artist Natasha Bowdoin


August 22, 2020
01:00 PM until 02:00 PM


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On Saturday, August 22, from 1–2pm Central, NorthPark Center offers its second virtual ArtROCKS! event, NorthPark's educational arts initiative for children K-12, introducing influential artists through original art projects led by favorite local creatives. This summer and fall, NorthPark is offering monthly, virtual ArtROCKS! so that you can participate in fun art workshops from home.

For the August event, join to celebrate artist Natasha Bowdoin’s Garden Plot, on view at the center, with two kid-friendly art crafts led by Pop Flowery and the Dallas Public Library. Advance registration is suggested for this free workshop as spaces are limited. Register here.

Inspired by Garden Plot, artist group Pop Flowery will teach you how to make hand-paint paper flower bouquets, while the Dallas Public Library will demonstrate how to make artistic poetry.

Materials needed:
Pipe cleaners, scissors, construction paper, glue, tissue paper, markers
recycled can or jar, tape, and the torn page of a book or poem (optional)

This series is free to the public. If interested in participating, all you have to do is register (spaces are limited) and gather the following suggested supplies list in advance of the workshop. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate.

Please note that these art workshops will take place online via Zoom each month. Following registration, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with additional details on how to participate and a suggested supplies list to complete the craft.

Have you seen Bowdoin’s Garden Plot on view at NorthPark? On loan from Talley Dunn Gallery, the monumental piece is above Macy’s on Level Two, spanning over 40 feet in width and 10 feet in height!

Inspired by the woods and waters of her childhood in Maine, Bowdoin’s artwork often references nature using sources such as botanical drawings, floral patterns, and maps. In many of her artworks, the artist investigates the intersection between the visual and the literary with handwritten text and cut-paper reliefs. In Garden Plot, the artist layered a variety of hand-painted flowers and shapes made from paper interspersed with hand-painted text from Ralph Emerson’s essay called “Nature” written in 1836.

Sign up for the virtual ArtROCKS! to learn more about the artist and to make your own Bowdoin-inspired artworks. For questions, email Anna Kern, Manager of Arts, at