the artistic side

joe's garage art supply exchange puppet by joe mazza Check out these resources for art supply reuse and recycling.

Art from recycled materials; puppet by Joe Mazza

Nature has always inspired art.  And nature has provided the materials that artists use.  Nature has also absorbed the pollution, toxic substances and waste that art can, sometimes, generate.

But, artists and craft-makers can create their work with the earth in mind– shrinking their carbon footprint, using non-toxic materials and reusing materials.

Art can also inspire people to care and to take action to build a better world.

animalia project offers occasional workshops to help artists create more earth-friendly art.  Find out about upcoming events on the events page.

Find an art supply exchange:

Joe’s garage, our art supply exchange

Other art supply exchanges in the Chicago region