Hand lettering and illustration

When I attended the (amazing!) Edible Schoolyard Academy at Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, I learned that their program highly valued hand illustration.  For example, their staff embellishes all of their recipes with simple drawings.  We even had a lesson on how to do this ourselves!  Their garden is full of hand lettering and whimsical drawings.  This year we are so lucky that our FoodCorps service member comes to us with these skills in spades.

Read the captions below to appreciate just a few of the creations Mati has dreamt up!

This was the first thing Mati created for the garden for our bulletain board, possible t-shirt, etc. A first of her many gifts to grace the garden.
She created these pencil drawings for a lesson. A lesson! I now want to make these into a set of postcards.
Because we are creating a line of merchandise, Mati made us a custom stamp for a tag.
Hand drawn and colored images to categorize the Go, Grow, Glow and Whoa! foods.
I’ll be featuring this lesson later, but for now, check out these darling little illustrations.
She drew these Day of the Dead mask templates–students colored them!
Stay tuned for this design on garden merch. Isn’t it wonderful?

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