Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 PM
Purple martins are amazing native birds who spend their spring and summer months in the eastern half of North America. March is the month when purple martins usually arrive in the Kansas City area as part of their annual migration. In this fun, educational workshop, Julie Farstad will teach children about purple martins and why they depend on human-made birdhouses. Together we will paint gourd birdhouses with acrylic paint, and talk about how amazing purple martins are! All ages of children are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver, who is welcome to participate.
*Note: Acrylic paint doesn’t wash out of clothing once it dries. Wear your worst!
This project is an extension of Farstad’s Flowers For Marlborough Project, which confronts neighborhood and ecological blight by sharing the beauty and function of native plants with her Marlborough neighborhood in Kansas City, through large scale public paintings, free plant painting workshops, and free native plant seedling give aways. Julie Farstad is Professor and Co-chair of the Painting Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.
ABOUT TICKET RESERVATIONS
Spots are limited, so please reserve a ticket to ensure all participants receive a gourd to paint! All ages of children (and adults!) are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver, who is welcome to participate.
Please reserve your ticket(s) for yourself or the number of children (or adults!) participating. If you are a caregiver, you do not need to RSVP!