Create art and learn about fundamental ecology concepts in this fun and informative creative workshop with Aviva Reed. Aviva's multidisciplinary research has combined studies from the areas of Art, ecology and science. This has culminated in a really unique teaching model and workshop experience where you are guided through creating your own ecological portrait using diverse mediums such as watercolour, pastel and pencil, informed by ideas from the field of ecology.
This workshop provides a mini lecture on ecology followed by a structured creative process. Aviva uses the format of a creative workshop to communicate and understand ideas around ecology through sketching, watercolour and planning a design.
Themes covered include evolution, succession and biogeography. You will learn about how ecosystems change, evolve and adapt using storytelling and art to encourage a creative understanding of these ideas.
Have you always wanted to know more about the environment from a creative scientific point of view? This workshop session in ecology and art is suitable for anyone interested in knowing more about the dynamics of their surroundings and ecosystems. Especially well suited to teachers, planners, architects, artists and the eco-conscious/curious.
Aviva Reed is an award winning visual ecologist. She has published numerous books visualising ecology and is currently working on a series in collaboration with CSIRO Publishing. She teaches ecological science and environmental humanities for school, tertiary and community classes, keeping up to date with the ever changing world of understanding our place in space. She feels passionately that ecological knowledge holds the key to a thriving future.
- The basic principles of Ecology
- Reflective thinking practice
- Techniques for making artwork inspired by ecology
- Inspired ideas on how to make the world a more thriving ecosystem
- An artwork developed through both creative and critical processes
- Ideas to work towards becoming a more sustainable human
All are welcome!
Vendor since 2017
Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.
Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.
The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.
Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.
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