Tag Archive: environmental education

It takes a child to teach us how to build a village.

how kids can dig into the way we think about our material environment, and then how we build our living spaces together.

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fencing with teenagers

The Beaver Lodge (l.e.e.d. platinum 2009)

This shelter housed the adventurous play of many hundreds of children at the evergreen brick works in the don valley from 2009-2011. This idea is not unique, to look to the beavers for how to… Continue reading

Furtle: the fiery fertile [bread oven] turtle (2008)

myself and shannon crossman facilitated the design and build with Sue Cohen and Kerry from SKETCH, an arts resource space in toronto. The oven is made of refractory cement, a insulation layer of slip-straw and finished with cob. the cart was assembled with found/upcycled materials.

Since, the bread oven and cart were forcibly dismantled. one day an intern filled the oven full of wood…

As the World Turns : Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (2009)

SYMBOLS OF CHANGE; A collaborative process where school children in Rankin Inlet are encouraged to ‘draw out’ their vision of what symbols can be used to illustrate change. these drawings were then brought… Continue reading

Kitkooli-1998-First Nation’s Outdoor Classroom-Double Iron Farm-Salmon Arm, BC

Glen Jollymore and John Sayers facilitated the building of these traditional structures, integrated with teachings and tasks associated with creating this First Nation’s 12 outdoor classroom-integrating place based learning, an interpretive center into the… Continue reading

environmental arts mentoring IV

15 minute one line drawing. trying to keep the pencil in contact with the paper for a full ten minutes is an exercise in physical muscle development and focus. when applied to patterns in detailed… Continue reading

environmental arts mentoring

three people, one of which is 11 years old, draw studies of plants every week in order to learn about environmental arts. can u guess which one was done by the 11 year… Continue reading

sandarchy

A story from the corner store…all the way into a Mongolian sand storm. At the platform created for passengers to wait and be picked up by buses, they have no bathrooms. Not anywhere… Continue reading

mapping ‘mud creek watershed’

2014, 2’x4′, ink, acrylic, hand made sumac ink and silkscreen on canvas. this painting (captured with a horrid tiny broken phone camera) depicts the ‘don valley brickworks park’ which encompasses the “Weston Family… Continue reading