What's the story behind Earth Matters?
Art can serve a purpose beyond being an object of beauty: it can also ask pressing environmental questions and look at topics such as conservation and sustainability. It has the ability to spread awareness of these issues and, since we have an instinctual need to take care of the things we feel connected to, art can help renew, or spark anew, our connection with nature.
What's inside the box?
3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions.
1 Leaflet introducing the theme with LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What materials will I receive?
Things you will need to find outside: leaves, flowers, sticks, stones…
Any recommendations for related books?
Tate Create Things to Make & Do by Sally Tallant, Ilex Press
Cardboard Creations: Open-Ended Exploration with Recycled Materials by Barbara Rucci, Innovation Press
Foraged Art: Creative Projects Using Foraged Blooms, Branches and Other Natural Materials by Peter Cole and Leslie Jonath, Blue Streak Books