We only protect what we love. Through art workshops focused on biodiversity, many people can learn about the wonders of the natural world and have a unique experience that leads them to become actively involved in preserving the life forms of our planet. Art always inspires change in society. Let’s be part of this change.
Short Programms for Organizations and groups
PHYTOLOGY / ASSEMBLAGE WORKSHOP
Using raw materials gathered from the wild, like leaves, branches, vegetable and mineral pigments, we will create works of art inspired by local folklore stories. In the process, we will catalogue our materials and review the topics of plant physiology, photosynthesis and morphology, as well as the important relationship between plants and soil.
Adults & 10+
3 – 4 Hours
SPECIES CONSERVATION / MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP
REMEMBERING THE AGES OF EXTINCTION
In this workshop, we will review the past and present extinctions of our planet. We will learn the different causes of extinction of living beings through the geological record, and we will “bring back to life” these magnificent beings using mixed media techniques. Each participant will create a work of art based on an ancient and on a recent extinction.
Adults & 13+
4 – 6 Hours
ECOSYSTEMS / MINIATURE MODELLING WORKSHOP
SMALL NATURAL LANDSCAPES
In this workshop, we will build small-format DIORAMAS (three-dimensional models), inspired by the ecosystems of our planet. We will learn what is an ecosystem, how it differs from a habitat or landscape, and the main actions that are necessary to preserve our local ecosystems. Each one of us has a paradise. Through a miniature model, we will share our paradise with friends and the community.
Adults & 8+
2 – 4 Hours
About the Instructor
Arturo Laime is a South American visual artist who has been working in Germany for more than 8 years. Originally from Lima, Perú, he studied Geographic and Environmental sciences before devoting himself to Art. He has developed several educational projects such as the travelling exhibition Peruvian Dinosaurs, as well as art and self-esteem workshops for children and mothers of small communities in the Amazon jungle. From 2017 to 2020 he worked with AWO, teaching art classes for the residents of the August Stunz Zentrum in Frankfurt am Main. He also inaugurated the pilot program Kunstmobil of Bundesland Bayern and Landskreis Wunsiedel to promote Art and Culture in Oberfranken.