Instructor(s)

dr cathy fitzgerald

ecological artist | educator | researcher

is an eco-social artist-researcher and former scientist. Born in Aotearoa New Zealand she has lived since the mid90s in Ireland, the home of her ancestors. Her experience makes her uniquely placed to guide other creative people toward the most urgent topic in contemporary art today–how can we effectively employ creativity–to inspire societal change in our audiences for the better world we know is possible. She founded Haumea Ecoliteracy Services for the Arts in January 2019. See more at www.haumea.ie --- Learn with Cathy to understand why ecoliteracy can help you navigate confusing environmental philosophy, science and ethics, so you too can employ creativity confidently to respond to the eco-social issues that matter to you. With such a passionate guide, you will gain deep insight as to what knowledge, supports, skills and aptitude are needed to develop inclusive ecological art practices that can inspire lasting healing change for you, your place and community.

dr nikos patedakis

US philosopher, mentor, artist and student of horses

For the Essential Ecoliteracy Course, philosopher Dr Nikos Patedakis joins Cathy Fitzgerald to co-host the weekly LIVE online Group Meetings. Nikos also shares his extensive knowledge of the world's wisdom traditions, recent neurological research and advances in compassion practices that can enable us to face these urgent times without despair. In July 2020, Nikos is offering a new in-depth 7-week Haumea Online Course with mentoring/coaching.