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We are excited for our second virtual ArtROCKS! event on Saturday, August 22, from 1-2PM CST! Keep reading for all the details on how to participate, and register here

ArtROCKS! is NorthPark Center’s educational arts initiative for children K-12, introducing influential artists through original art projects led by some of our favorite local creatives.

This summer and fall, we are offering monthly, virtual ArtROCKS! so that you can participate in fun art workshops from home.

For our August event, we will celebrate artist Natasha Bowdoin’s Garden Plot with two kid-friendly art crafts led by Pop Flowery and the Dallas Public Library. Inspired by Garden Plot, artist group Pop Flowery will teach us how to make hand-paint paper flower bouquets, while the Dallas Public Library will demonstrate how to make artistic poetry!

pop flowers projects

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.


Pipe Cleaners
Construction Paper
Tissue Paper
Recycled Can or Jar
Torn Page of a Book or Poem (optional)

natasha bowdoin garden plot

Garden Plot, Natasha Bowdoin, 2015-2018. PVC pipe, gouache and ink on cut paper and board.
(Courtesy of the Artist and Talley Dunn Gallery)

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!

garden plot details

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 our virtual ArtROCKS! to learn more about the artist and to make your own Bowdoin-inspired artworks!

Questions? Email Anna Kern, Manager of Arts, at akern@northparkcntr.com.