Ecological Land Art at FDR Park

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. During this fall 2-day workshop, we will highlight the change of season by focusing on the vibrant colors of autumn in contrast to decaying plant life. Participants will learn about artists whose work with nature celebrates the beauty of the land, and those who address environmental issues or 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 which 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. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

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 Thursday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Thursday, August 26.

Required supplies:

  • Small sketchbook and pencils

  • Gardening or work gloves

  • Pruning shears and/or hedge shears

  • Small hack saw or wood saw

  • Cell phone or camera for documentation