Did you know that the African-American cook and businessman Augustus Jackson, of Philadelphia, has been called the "father of ice cream" ?
Jackson was born in 1808 and worked as a cook at the White House for three presidents: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson. Later, in the 1830s, Augustus Jackson ran a confectionery shop in Philadelphia. Jackson didn't invent ice cream, but he improved the way it was made and is said to have become very prosperous.
Follow the directions below to draw this ice cream cone, and you'll have a chance to see your artwork published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News on Sept. 1, 2018.
Details for submission are below. Happy drawing! And have a happy school year, too! This is our last lesson of the summer.
Children are invited to send or email copies of their work to us at the address or the email below. Phone pictures are fine. One drawing weekly will be selected for publication on Sept. 1 and the selected artists will receive a prize.
Be sure to include your name, age, mailing address, and email or phone number.