About the instructor
Ms. Hansen is an artist and ecologist, currently working in Southern Italy. The previous two were spent as an artist-in-residence at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. She completed her BFA at the Maine College of Art in 2000, with a double major in painting and sculpture. In 2008, she completed her MA in Arts and Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is currently pursuing a practice based PhD through the Socially and Ecologically Engaged Practice.
She describes her approach to art making as an investigation of shared human experience through immediate subject matter and materials. Erica describes herself as a spectator, a scientist, and a sieve. Her work is a conversation between herself, her audience, and the world as a usable substance.
Erica has worked as a holistic educator and arts program coordinator for 15 years. She specializes in cross-discipline collaboration and 21st century art-making practices. Currently, she has focused on wilderness art education and ornithological studies as they apply to at-risk student populations.
Her current body of work examines visible, invisible and psychological structures of human culture in relation to bird culture. Working primarily in photo, video and sculpture she creates visual experiments that exist in between physical space, mythological history, and personal desire.
"Art objects are temporal marks on the landscape, indicative of our impact, but also our minuteness in the history of the earth."
Coyote: Trickster, Teacher and Call
Connections between Coyote Culture and Ecology
This session will introduce you to the Coyote in terms of Biology, Mythology, Range, Habitat and Implication. We will also explore new resources that may help you negotiate your relationship to coyote conservation and design in relation to urban ecosystems. Signs of coyotes near a home and how people’s reactions are to understanding that. The concept of monogamous species in relation to coyotes is discussed. Trends in preserving and encouraging urban ecosystems are presented.
1. Learn the mythology behind coyotes and its reflection in art.
2. Understand the biology of coyotes, including range, distribution, and species variation.
3. Comprehend the implications of urban coyotes on humans in the urban environment.
General Course Information
|Presenter||Erica Hansen, B.F.A., M.A.|
|LA CES Approved||Yes|
|States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY||Yes|
|New York |
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements
|GA, MN, and SD|
**There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
Canada Provinces and Territories
|British Columbia||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|
|Ontario||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|