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Garden Exploration with Green Hill

Calling all preschoolers! Join our partner, GreenHill Center for NC Art for some storytime and art making fun every Masterpiece Friday.

Who's ready to explore the theme of gardens? This Masterpiece Friday, Miss Jaymie takes a look at the work of NC Printmaker, Mary Beth Boone, who was inspired by her garden.Then she reads us a story about a garden turtle named Yertle. Lastly, Miss Jaymie takes us through an awesome craft where we can make our very own salt dough garden turtles - a great Mother’s Day gift!

First, let's look at the artwork of Mary Beth Boone.

Now let's dive into the story, Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the story, we're going to make our own salt dough garden turtles! Here's what you'll need to get started:


  • Salt dough (recipe below)

  • Household items to make impressions

  • Cup or bowl

  • Paint

  • Paint sealer or glue

Salt Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup flour,

  • 1/2 cup salt,

  • 1/2 cup water

Ready to get making? Let's do some art at home!

GreenHill is a Greensboro Downtown Parks program partner. The work they do with us is critical to providing FREE visual art programming to our park community. As we make our way through these unprecedented times, consider how you might support local Greensboro non-profits like us and GreenHill, as well as small businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, makers, and more. We'll continue to bring you free programming through our digital platforms and look forward to having you join us and GreenHill back in the parks soon!

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