July 16-24, 2016
CAES and the community of Santa Helena produced handmade paper, inks, paint and processed clay. An incredible ceramics workshop was finished with the ancient method of smoke-firing. This project was done in collaboration with Campos de Gutiérrez, Artolution and Aurelius for the Arts.
January 15-23, 2016
In partnership with the Art Education Department of Teachers College, Artolution and Hogar Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia (girl's orphanage in Puente Piedra), CAES and the girls from the orphanage gave life to an outdoor sustainable art studio. An oven was built for the process of pigments, but it was left for the orphanage for cooking, as it was more energy efficient than the gas oven they had.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 8-23, 2015
n August of 2015 CAES carried out its first international workshop promoting self-sustainable art processes. The program was implemented in partnership with Zona Imaginaria, a residency program that promotes social integration and community engagement in the barrioVilla Jardín (San Isidro area in northern Buenos Aires) led by its founder Lucrecia Urbano.
Our time in Zona yielded remarkable situations. For example, sharing a mate with the students during the prelude to our first workshop and then extracting pigments from the same mate to make paint, served as a perfect example of the essence of what CAES aims to promote.
Also valuable was the participation of Jorge, a local produce vendor on Blanco Encalada Ave. (three blocks from Zona Imaginaria) - Jorge saved us scraps such as onion skins and corn leaves, which made his store our most valuable source for fibers to make paper with. Making these sorts of relationships is an essential aspect of creating long-lasting and self-sustainable practices in art education, and it ignites the kind of community engagement we promote.
CAES' Pantone of Buenos Aires Featured in Zona's Anthology Book
Handmade Paper Workshop: Queens, New York