For yesterday’s class and in honor of the beautiful summer weather, we headed out with our sketchbooks to draw the neighborhood. We drew our friend Jonesy who was soaking up the sun in front of the laundromat, drew the castle towers of Pomoja House and then the storefronts along 356 Marcus Garvey. Actually a man who had just parked his car noticed that he was blocking the girls’ view and obligingly moved it. And while the picture captures the girl’s intentness on their drawings, it doesn’t capture that they were singing and shrieking and laughing as they worked! Their drawings are studies for the canvas mural that we are planning to paint inspired by Kerry James Marshall”s Garden Series paintings.