Blending art, environment & education
Programs for schools and communities that promote, through experiential learning, an appreciation and sense of stewardship for the places we live.
Eco Art a la carte programs involve, among many other things, the act of:
- Art making using recycled materials
- Creative writing, nature, and art making
- Environmental art trail construction
- Community environmental advocacy
As a large part of my overall eco art vision, I work as a visiting artist in schools and communities. I have different goals for each age group or community group I work with. For the youngest students I simply focus on observing and experiencing the value of the immediate landscape outside their windows, promoting a closer tie between the inside learning process and the outside experience of nature. For older students, I move them towards taking action, promoting the concept of stewardship.
I find that my students inspire my own artwork and vice-versa. The processes and concepts may be different, but the energy and creative spirit cross back and forth.
Powerpoint about my work:pechakucha
For information about booking ECO ART A LA CARTE programs and residencies,