SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ART STUDIO
Online Course for Artists and Art Educators
Sustain(ability) and the Art Studio is an online course that prepares artists and art educators to develop ways of thinking about sustainability in their artistic practice or teaching, and prepares them with essential tools for forming their own sustainable art studio and practices.
By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of various natural art processes (such as natural watercolors, inks and dyes, handmade paper or woodblock printmaking) and have a broad understanding of the possibilities that exist through the relationships and partnerships that can be developed within their communities.
This course is particularly designed and recommended for those interested in integrating sustainability in their teaching and/or artistic practice.
Course Outline and Dates for Fall 2021
Intro to Art and Sustainability
Saturday October 2nd - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
- Sustainability as a standalone concept
- Historical background and the function of art
- The local and the global
- Sustainability: an issue of materials
- Circular systems
- Myths and misconceptions
- Sustainable art in the city
- Sustainable art in low income and underserved communities
Art Processes and Sustainability
Saturday October 9th - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
- Painting processes: Simple inks and watercolors
- Natural dyes
- Cardboard as a medium
Objectives, Relationships and Alliances
Saturday October 16th - 4:00 to 4:00
- Establishing needs
- Establishing our own SDGs
- Local relationships and alliances
- Developing ideas around sustainability
- Action plan (students develop a project from a choice board)
Saturday, November 13th - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
- Participants present and debrief about their projects.
Saturday January 15, 2022 - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
Open discussion about art, art education and sustainability
Dates for Spring and Summer 2022 TBD