SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ART STUDIO
Remote 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 the possibilities that exist within various natural art processes (such as natural watercolors, inks and dyes, charcoal, natural paints, handmade paper and recycled materials) and have a broad understanding of the kind of 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.
Upon completion, all students receive a course certificate for the hours.
Course Fee: $200
Course Outline and Dates for Fall 2023
Saturday October 21st - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
- Sustainability as a way of thinking
- 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
Saturday October 28th - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
Ways About it:
Exploration of Processes:
Painting processes, simple inks and watercolors, natural dyes, papermaking, ceramics, cardboard as a medium.
Saturday November 4th - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
- Understanding our needs and what sustainability means in our context.
- Establishing our own SDGs
- Local relationships and alliances
- Developing ideas around sustainability
- Action plan
Saturday, November 18th - 2:00 to 4:00pm EST
- Participants present and debrief about their projects.
Dates for Spring and Summer 2024 TBD