The June 18 Exploring Artism focused on a new art form – designing and painting a flower pot! Participants learned about the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Chelsea Flower Show and saw a lot of pictures of flower creations. Next we learned that the flower show inspired an art gallery owner to ask 58 artists to paint a flower pot. The Center has the flower pot that John Craxton painted and we looked at it together in the galleries.
First, everyone looked at John Craxton’s Goats and Flowers painting and discussed the colors and shapes. We then looked at Craxton’s Cretan Cats Flower Pot where they found and learned about kri-kri, cretan cats, and the island of Crete, the island where Craxton was living at the time he painted the flower pot.
Inspired by Crete’s wildlife as seen in Craxton’s works, everyone painted their very own flowerpot.
As well as where Crete is located and what plants grow there:
The next Exploring Artism at the YCBA is schedule for Saturday, Sept. 17. We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing summer!