Field Trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory

December 12, 2017 By admin

While the temperatures drop outside, some of our Chicago studio artists took a field trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory to enjoy the warm air and plentiful plants.[[{“fid”:”408982″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:366,”width”:652,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]]We started by doing a scavenger hunt that asked us to search for things like a pink plant (check) and a leaf that is bigger than your head (check).[[{“fid”:”408985″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:366,”width”:652,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]]As we explored the conservatory we discovered the Fern Room, the special Fire and Ice winter exhibit and of course the Desert Room.[[{“fid”:”408986″,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fields”:{“format”:”media_original”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:559,”width”:430,”class”:”media-element file-media-original”}}]]Once in the Desert Room we spent some time sketching our favorite cactuses. [[{“fid”:”408984″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:366,”width”:652,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]][[{“fid”:”408983″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:366,”width”:652,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]]The artists loved the goldfish in the pond, seeing the fruiting trees, and discovering so many different kinds of plants!