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About our Shero: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, author, speaker, mother, public servant, and the first Black First Lady in American history. At the age of 4 she could read at an advanced level, she skipped the second grade, attended a school for gifted children, studied at Princeton, and attended Harvard Law School. She grew up in Chicago and spent her post-graduate years working various community-focused positions and serving on many boards; in fact she continued to work until the day of her husband's inauguration! As First Lady she volunteered, advocated for healthy food and lifestyles, became a style icon, and symbol of hope for many Black girls everywhere.
“Michelle with peonies” features the beautiful and accomplished former first lady surrounded by vibrant peonies. The pre-printed, full-color background features an art-nouveau-inspired floral design. Completing the painting can take between 3-5 hours. When completed, select a frame at your local craft store and display! Recommended for ages 13 and up.
(1) 8x10 artist-quality, unmounted canvas with pre-printed background
(8) American-made, non-toxic, acrylic paints
(2) Princeton brush paintbrushes
Cup of water to wash brushes between colors
Small cloth or paper towel for drying brushes
Cotton swabs for fixing small mistakes
Toothpicks for stirring paints (optional)
8x10 frame or clip board to display your completed artwork (optional)
If your paint pots are dry or insufficient to complete your project, email firstname.lastname@example.org for replacement or additional paint.