SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ART STUDIO
Online Course for Artists and Art Educators
Sustain(ability) and the Art Studio is a 10-Session online course that prepares artists and art educators to develop their own sustainable art studio. 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 in connecting art and education for sustainable development. This course is particularly designed and recommended for those interested in integrating sustainability in their teaching and/or artistic practice.
Fall Session September 17 - November 19, 2018
Winter Session January 8 - March 12, 2019
Spring Session March 26 - May 28, 2019
Introduction to sustainable development and the role of art education as a transformative practice. What is education for?
Process: recycling office paper and papermaking.
Planning, designing and developing the sustainable art studio.
Forming relationships and engaging the community.
Discussion about commons and the conflict between sustainable development and economic thought.
Natural dyes and their use in painting processes.
Gathering and Harvesting and the ongoing habit of gathering materials and tools.
Ink experimentation project
ochre experimentation project
Experimenting with binders
Handmade paper: pulp and fibers
Handmade paper project
Final project proposal
Final Project Presentation