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Art and Nature Festival: The Power of Partnerships
Laguna Beach, California. November, 2019
Collaborations and partnerships are at the center of sustainable development (SDG#13). After a successful collaboration with the Laguna Art Museum in 2018, we have again worked together in the 2019 version of the Art and Nature Festival. This year, we collaborated with the art education department of the museum in... read more
CAES Partnering With Laguna Art Museum's Art & Nature Festival for Second Consecutive Year
Laguna Beach, California. October, 2019
To our friends in the U.S. west coast! After a successful collaboration with the Laguna Art Museum in 2018, we have been invited to take part in the 2019 Art and Nature Festival. This year, we are once again collaborating with the art education depar... read more
2019 Youth Summit for Climate Change at Columbia University
New York City. March 8, 2019
CAES' Founder and Artisitic Director speaking at the Youth Summit for Climate Change at Columbia University.
Handmade Paper in Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden. August 2018
Today we share the work of Ann Juuse. Originally from Estonia, Ann lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She participated in our handmade paper workshop this past June and recently experimented with the pour-in method of papermaking with her students. We are happy to reach more and more corners of the world an inspire people to develop sustainable practices in art and art education.
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 Featured in Socialist Factor Magazine article by Pilar Viviente: "To Be or Not to Be Sustainable"
I've Committed to a More Sustainable Art Practice
October 7, 2021
I’ve cultivated a consistent art practice over the past three years. However, I brought with me habits I inherited in my younger years as an artist. Now, I’d like to re-examine these with my years of perspective and the more robust knowledge and opportunities available today. Read more...
Methodologies for Art and Sustainable Development with Iván Asin
Barcelona, February 20, 2020
In collaboration with the University of Barcelona, CAES' founder Iván Asin offered a seminar on methodologies for art education and sustainable development for the fine arts students.
What Does Sustainability Mean for the Art World?
"Nonprofit organizations like The Center for Art Education and Sustainability educate institutions as well as students on the ways in which they can expand sustainability practices across the globe."
Full Article: https://www.invaluable.com/blog/sustainability-and-art/
New York. July 2019
This July, CAES collaborated with here there and EVERYwhere (htE), a New York City based nonprofit, to share papermaking practices. htE is a repurposed goods platform that provides survivors of economic hardships, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking with an avenues for creative expression.
Simple Inks and Watercolors Workshop With Artists in Mexico
Quintana Roo, México. February 21, 2019
What a wonderful group of educators an artists at our recent natural inks and watercolors workshop at Espiraluz, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Paper Making in the Brazilian Savannah
Brazil. July 2018
Nicole Takasse, our student in Brazil, showing us how to work with round molds in the Brazilian Savannah.
CAES to Participate in Laguna Art Museum's Art & Nature Festival
Laguna Beach, California. November 6, 2018
We are thrilled to be a part of Art & Nature at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA. If you are in California come join us on November 6 and experience our natural watercolors and the workshops in collaboration with the education department of LAM,
Madeline Lynch and Paper Making at the Westminster Library
Vermont, United States. July 2018
Madeline Lynch, student in our online course sharing her fantastic work in Vermont.
Come Make Paper With Us at FIGMENT NYC 2018 on Governor's Island
New York, June 23-24, 2018
FIGMENT is a participatory arts event held on Governor's Island, acting as a forum for the creation of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines.
InSEA 2018 Congress. Scientific and Social Interventions in Art Education
Helsinki, Finland, June 18-21, 2018
CAES' Director Iván Asin will be presenting his academic paper Sustainability and Art Education: Connecting Art Education and Environmental Education Through Pre-Modern Art Processes at the InSEA 2018 Congress to be held in Finland between June 18-21.
CAES Participating in OSMUNDA, a Wonderful Exhibition at Gallery 151
Handmade Paper Workshop: Queens, New York