Hello everyone! Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! This week I wanted to share a bit about one of our recently finished Converge Connected courses.
The Art and the Environment course was an online course run by our art tutor, Sylkie. The course explored ways that art can be used to explore nature and ways that we can protect our planet and use waste materials creatively. Every week we were inspired by a new artist using materials such as cardboard, plastic, natural waste and paper to create beautiful and sustainable artworks.
Here are some examples!
Each week, inspired by these amazing artists and the the new found potential of materials all around us, we were challenged to create art works of our own. Here are a few examples from students!….
The power of art and creativity to make a difference is so often underestimated. The Art and the Environment course has shown it’s students that art can practically help our world by reducing waste, whilst also celebrating the beauty of nature and inspiring others to see and treasure our world and the materials around us! The beauty of it is that the materials aren’t expensive products in a shelf in an art shop, they are all around us if we are looking for them. Whether you were part of the course or not, I hope this little taster will also inspire you to think before you put that plastic packaging in the bin or throw out those magazines!