Ecological Land Art at FDR Park (four-session workshop)

Join fellow nature lovers and creative art makers to explore the wild wooded acres and open meadows of South Philadelphia at FDR Park. Become inspired by the land, meandering waterways, and native plant life to create temporal artworks with natural materials. Participants will be introduced to artists whose work with nature celebrates the beauty of the land as well as those who address environmental issues and climate change. The course will begin with instructor-led assignments and activities that will encourage dialogue and generate ideas. Each student will have ample time and support to develop individual site-responsive works of art that can interact with the land, the water, or the sky.

The meeting location of the first class session will be sent by the instructor via email prior to the start of the workshop. Sites have restrooms nearby.

Special Notes
This is an in-person, off-site class that will take place with strict social distancing protocols at FDR Park. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

Required supplies:

  • Small sketchbook and pencils

  • Gardening or work gloves

  • Pruning shears and/or hedge shears

  • Small hacksaw or wood saw

  • Cell phone or camera for documentation