Make Art, Learn Ecology
Dec
6
12:30 PM12:30

Make Art, Learn Ecology

Do Forests make Rain? Or does Rain make forests?

In this session we will cover rainforest evolution, moss, fungi and fern systems. Moss is an ancient ancestor of plants of most land based plants. We will also look at how rainforests affect the global atmosphere and climate.  We will then illustrate a botanical watercolour painting of various mosses, using hand lens and scientific drawing techniques.

Free.

Learn something new in these intimate sessions with Visual Ecologist Aviva Reed. These simple and easy to learn workshops explore ecological ideas through art.

What is Ecology?

Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes biology, geography, and Earth science. At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home AND have a take home illustration of the ideas.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. Aviva combines art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. There will be 11 different themed sessions of visual ecology and illustrative techniques.

Drop in for one or come to all. No experience or prior knowledge required. Accessible to all! Materials included: paper, pencil, charcoal, pen and watercolour.

All workshops will be located in either the Community room ( maximum 25 people ) or Activities room ( maximum 40 people) at The Library at The Dock. Tram 48 or 11 down Collins st, will get you here!

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Make Art, Learn Ecology
Oct
4
12:30 PM12:30

Make Art, Learn Ecology

Adaptions

We will explore local Melbourne species, especially adapted to fire. We will look at the special tricks these plants have developed in their chemistry and physiology that allow them to thrive with fire.  We will then do a botanical illustration session using watercolour and charcoal to capture these important features.

Free.

Learn something new in these intimate sessions with Visual Ecologist Aviva Reed. These simple and easy to learn workshops explore ecological ideas through art.

What is Ecology?

Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes biology, geography, and Earth science. At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home AND have a take home illustration of the ideas.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. Aviva combines art and science to encourage whole brain thinking.

There will be 11 different themed sessions of visual ecology and illustrative techniques.

Drop in for one or come to all. No experience or prior knowledge required. Accessible to all! Materials included: paper, pencil, charcoal, pen and watercolour. Free!!

All workshops will be located in either the Community room ( maximum 25 people ) or Activities room ( maximum 40 people) at The Library at The Dock. Tram 48 or 11 down Collins st, will get you here!

RSVP here

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Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Forest Rain: Making Art & Exploring Rainforest Ecology

Forest Rain: Exploring Rainforest Ecology, is an afternoon session making art and learning the science of rainforest ecology. 

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Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate an immersive afternoon of lecture, story and art based learning, in order to explore the complexity of rainforests and provide context to how they fit into our global story. Rainforests are both crucible of ancient life and makers of global atmospheres. This workshop will provide tools for reading, listening and being with rainforests, as a way to understand ecological integrity and thus provide skills for being the best ecological self we can be.

Aviva's methodology draws on both the hard sciences and creative pedagogies, combining art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. This workshop welcomes participants to explore their own creative potential through the process of co- creating an ecological portrait using collage, pencils and/or watercolour.

freshwater cray

Topics covered include rainforest evolution, moss, fungi and fern systems and how rainforests affect the global atmosphere and climate.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in these fields for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. For more information go to www.avivareed.com

This workshop is part of the exhibition

Nature, Identity, Community, Spirit- artworks from Tarkine in Motion - 10-24 July.

A portion of all profits from this workshop go directly towards the defence of ancient ecosystems within tayatea/Tarkine, NW Tasmania.

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Plants & Fire- An ecological exploration
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Plants & Fire- An ecological exploration

How have plants evolved to grow with fire?

Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate an immersive afternoon of story and, art exploring plants and their special relationship with fire. In this ecological drawing session we will study fire adaptions in plants.

Participants will use watercolour and charcoal to identify and communicate the sentimental relationship between plants and fire, life and death, and investigate the fascinating mechanisms plants have evolved to survive. At the completion of this workshop, participants will have a richer understanding of plants- fire relationships and have learnt watercolour techniques that evoke not only representations of plants but also the story of plants and fire.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration.

$40
Family friendly event.
Suitable for ages 12 and up.

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plant and fire
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Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Becoming Ecological: Evolutionary Thought

Becoming Ecological: Make art, learn science

Evolutionary Thought

 This session looks at evolutionary theory and its role in complex adaptive systems. This studio explores concepts such as cumulative change, adaption, resilience and how the distribution of energy has enabled diversity.

Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate immersive afternoons of lecture, story and art based learning, in order to explore the complexity of ecology. Participants are invited to explore their own creative potential through the process of developing take home ecological portraits using collage, pencils and/or watercolour.

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evolutionary cushion grass

At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. Aviva combines art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. For more about Aviva go to

Family Friendly

Suitable for age 12 and over.

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Jun
17
1:30 PM13:30

Becoming Ecological: The Art of Symbiosis

Becoming Ecological: Make art, learn science

The Art of Symbiosis

Symbiosis is the interaction between two or more organisms. This studio explores energy and power dynamics and draws analogies between mutualism, parasitism and predation.

Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate immersive afternoons of lecture, story and art based learning, in order to explore the complexity of ecology. Participants are invited to explore their own creative potential through the process of developing take home ecological portraits using collage, pencils and/or watercolour.

Buy tickets here

symbiosis

At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. Aviva combines art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. For more about Aviva go to

Family Friendly

Suitable for age 12 and over.

Cost: $37.57

 

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Jun
10
1:30 PM13:30

Becoming Ecological: Ecosystems Thinking

Becoming Ecological: Make art, learn science

Ecosystems thinking

An ecosystem refers to the diversity of interactions that occur within a system for it to function. This sessions looks at succession, feedback loops, complexity and energy movement through systems.

Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate immersive afternoons of lecture, story and art based learning, in order to explore the complexity of ecology. Participants are invited to explore their own creative potential through the process of developing take home ecological portraits using collage, pencils and/or watercolour.

becoming lymphatic

At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home.

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Family friendly

Suitable for age 12 and over.

Cost: $37.57

 

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May
27
1:30 PM13:30

Becoming Ecological

Becoming Ecological is an afternoon session making art whilst learning science.

Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate an immersive afternoon of lecture, story and art based learning, in order to explore the complexity of ecology. Aviva's methodology draws on both the hard sciences and creative pedagogies, combining art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. This workshop welcomes participants to explore their own creative potential through the process of developing an ecological portrait using collage, pencils and/or watercolour.

Family friendly

Suitable for age 7 and up. Kids under twelve free!!

Buy tickets here

becoming ecological

Ecological science is a contemporary field of science, combining multiple knowledge systems to understand process and interaction over time. Understanding ecological systems enables individuals to reach a deeper knowledge of themselves and the world around them and thus encourages us, collectively, to work towards a thriving future. This workshop will provide tools for reading, listening and being with landscapes, as a way to understand ecological integrity and thus provide skills for being the best ecological self we can be.

Topics covered include:

  • evolutionary theory
  • adaption
  • resilience
  • feedback loops
  • succession
  • symbiosis
  • trophic cascades
  • ecosystem thinking

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration.

Costs: $37.57

 

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