Are you concerned about local and global environmental issues?
Do you love making art?
Then this series is for you! Andrea Merredew will introduce you to the world of Eco-Art (also known as Environmental Art or Sustainable Art). You will use upcycled materials, found objects, and materials that are made through processes that don’t harm the Earth.
Earth Day Celebration and Workshops:
Art In a Circular Economy – Walk, talk and workshop
April 23, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Adult)
April 24, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Youth)
Make Art Not Waste – Explore creative ways to reduce your impact on the Earth when you’re making art.
May 14, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Adult)
May 15, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Youth)
Earth Art – Creating art in partnership with the Earth.
June 11, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Adult)
June 12, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Youth)
Art For Change – Explore ways that art can raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire change.
July 23, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Adult)
July 24, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Youth)
Audience: This workshop is suitable for youth (ages 12 and up) who are interested in discovering the creative possibilities of nature-based art! All levels of experience are welcome.
Supplies: All supplies included. Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather. Bring your own lunch, water, and a face mask!
Registration cost: $ 77.13
Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed. Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.
Artist/ Instructor Biography: I believe that everyone’s creative and that art has the power to transform people’s lives and help heal the Earth. I’m passionate about creating opportunities for people to connect to nature and themselves through art.
I’ve been working in the environmental field for over twenty years and for the past decade I have used the arts as a vehicle for change. When I’m not wandering around the forest with my family, you can find me teaching nature-based art classes or creating jewelry and mixed media art in my studio. My art is sold at the Leighton Art Centre Gallery Shop, at various art markets and festivals across Canada and through my online shop.