Environmental Art and Activist Artists
Would you like to learn about environmental artists working in a variety of media including: cartoons, photography, design, illustration and installation?? Well then, join Marie Huard in her session and leave with easy–to–implement lesson ideas that will make your students think.
How do contemporary artists address environmental concerns in their work? Explore the work of graphic artists and photographers who make us think about waste in new ways, botanical illustrators who show us endangered plants that we might not otherwise see, designers who aim to make alternative energy beautiful, and sculptors who work natural materials and alternately, with plastics gleaned from our waterways. In designing a unit on environmental art for my third and fourth grades, I asked two questions: How can my students make work that helps them connect with these ideas? How can I make it accessible for the classroom? I will share resources about these artists, student work, and some of the thinking that informed my teaching. You will leave with easy-to-implement lesson ideas that will make your students think.
Friday 1:00-1:50pm, Brighton I
Act 48 hours offered