Roses are beautiful — and fascinating. Did you know there's a 1,000-year-old wild rose bush in Hildesheim, Germany, that continues to bloom each year?
Here's another fun fact: In 2013, a miniature rose was grown in space on NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery.
Roses have been on earth for a long, long time. A fossil of a rose found in Colorado is believed to be 35 million years old.
Follow the directions below to draw this pretty rose, 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! We'll post another art lesson next week.
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.