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PEEC: Earth Art Workshop Oct. 8

on September 30, 2017 - 5:59am
Earth art photo by Liz Martinea. Courtesy/PEEC

Green to Yellow Leaves by Andy Goldsworthy. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:
Sunday, Oct. 8, local artist and educator Liz Martineau will offer an Earth Art Workshop for adults and children at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Based on the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, Earth Art provides participants inspiration to create their own works of art using natural materials. The workshop is $8 for individuals and $10 for a pair of artists working together. Advance registration is available at
Earth Art is a form of place-based art that uses natural materials from a specific location to create a collage or sculpture. Andy Goldsworthy is one Earth Artist whose ephemeral works are well-known throughout the world. This kind of art is typically created and left in a natural location where other people can enjoy it and watch it change over time. Earth Art is created with an understanding that the work is not permanent.  
Martineau and PEEC invite community members of all ages to study the work of Andy Goldsworthy and then use it as an inspiration to create their own unique art in this workshop. The workshop will develop observation skills, encourage creative expression, and cultivate collaboration and conversation. Participants are welcome to come alone or bring a friend or family member.
Martineau enjoys combining her experience teaching science with her love of art. She has a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership and is NM certified to teach art. She recently retired from the Bradbury Science Museum, and now has time to pursue her love of travel, nature, art history, and community. 
For more information about this and other programs offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), visit, email, or call (505).662.0460.