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The Arts Office of County Louth has supported two research projects exploring the benefits of incorporating nature based art materials into education and health environments.

The projects entitled Landmarks: Nature Art Schools and Natural Relations: Examinations of Arts and Health have developed studio spaces where participants have worked to create indoor environments composed from drawing, creative writing, and assemblages of natural materials.

New research investigating art studios within health and education settings is a collaboration between The Arts Office of County Louth and the National College of Art and Design, Faculty of Visual Culture.

The purpose of the research is to involve ecological aesthetics within education and health settings. The contribution of art from the natural world to arts and health and arts and education, is its capacity to represent resilience. Within both health and education, the opportunity to create within a studio setting is a representation of growth, as new artworks are continually being made and displayed as an ecology of ideas. The relationship between physical surroundings and conditions of well-being can be explored within studio spaces. 

Studios are alive with opportunity, and offer both children and adults the space to experiment with methods of working with art materials. 

Ecological art can invigorate education and health environments with its connection to life cycles and regeneration.

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This project has been funded by Louth LEADER through the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2000-2006 and part financed by the European Union. Redesigned By Jascom.
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