In recent years, art in all its forms has become a key element in the fight to preserve the environment. From painting to theatre, it can trigger emotions, rekindling the often-forgotten links between humans and nature. Cultural ecology is as much a field of action as it is a forest of ideas, which everyone is free to make their own in order to create an optimistic and creative dynamic in favour of the environment.
As simple as it may be, a drawing and collage workshop using elements from nature encourages artists to take an interest in the materials used to create a piece of work. In this way, children from the communities of Mahuizo and Santa Lucia, close to the CCYM, were able to learn more about the environment around them. Using a mango leaf or a piece of wood collected nearby, we simply asked them to create a collage linked to nature. This workshop, accompanied by a lesson on the life cycle of the soil, gave these seeds of artists – around 60 children – a chance to let their imaginations run wild. Take a look: