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