Art for Living Well: ecoliteracy essentials
for art students and art educators
1.5 h introductory talk or a module of classes can be offered
Topics covered will enable creatives and art educators to:
- successfully navigate recent environmental science
- understand the root cause of the planetary emergency
- employ moral reasoning to explain why the arts have a critical role in the environmental emergency
- examine examples of best eco-social art practices
- understand the context and need for art and sustainability policy and strategy
Suitable for: third-level art students and educators. While Cathy’s background is in Visual Contemporary Art, the information in this course is relevant to those in any artistic discipline. Cathy has taught undergraduate Art and Ecology programmes at the Burren College of Art and has faciliated Art & Ecology sessions for the Cowhouse Studios, Co. Wexford.
“I’ve known of Cathy’s practice for years and had been looking for a way to work with her for some time. Recently, we ran a residency called How to Flatten a Mountain and it was our good fortune that Cathy was able to run a day-long workshop with our resident artists. Cathy was a fantastic facilitator and the artists were drawn to her ideas. She spent the morning speaking about her project in Hollywood Forest and related ecological issues. In the afternoon she took us into our own forest and met with each participant individually. It was evident by the work produced that Cathy had a significant impact on many of the artists. Without hesitation, I would recommend Cathy and happily invite her back for future projects.”
Frank Abruzzese, Owner, Cow House Studios, May 16, 2018,
Cathy was a client of Frank’s and invited again to the Cowhouse in 2019.
Please contact me for availability and rates.