This interdisciplinary hybrid art-science project engages students in art projects centred around biodiversity in
our local environments. Possible projects include creating a collective wild plant herbarium drawn on
recuperated cardboard, planting a biodiversity garden at your school, working with clay to create wild seed
bombs, and creating sculptural installations out of recuperated materials. Artistic techniques explored include
observation drawing (inspired by botanical drawing), clay hand-building techniques, sculpture creation through
recuperated assemblages, and embroidery and sewing.
Themes: Other than Arts, the workshop incorporates elements of STEAM.
Materials: Students will be engaged in recuperating materials for the project. The artist will supply the other
materials required (clay, plant seeds, prepared cardboard for drawing, pencil and conté crayons, needles and
Grade Levels: Kindergarten, Elementary Cycle 1, 2, 3, Secondary Grades 7-11
Artist Profile: Angela Marsh