Citizen Artist Apprentice Profile 

Lauren is applying her new knowledge of the Art-Based Perceptual Ecology research methodologies to her studies in sustainability and the interconnectedness of humans and nature. Lauren is a global Citizen Artist based in Paris. She just completed a graduate certificate in 'Sustainability and Resilience Education’ through the University of Hawaii. Lauren is currently employed by the Forest Commons programme of Biomimicry Europa, where she serves as Director of New Initiatives (linking art, education and ecological engagement) and manages a reforestation and sustainable livelihoods project with marginalized Mayan communities in the Yucatan Peninsula. 

The Citizen Artist Apprenticeship Program

Her career choice in the international environmental/humanitarian field has brought her to work with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Equipe Cousteau, PERSGA (The Regional Organization For the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden), and ArabEnv, with a focus on environmental and social sustainability projects. She comes to the Citizen Artist™ Apprenticeship Program with a formal art background, studying classical painting and drawing in France and NYC. She brings her aesthetic sensitivity to everything she does, and a desire to improve the current conditions of the planet. She completed the Citizen Artist™ Apprenticeship Program in October 2022.

If you are interested in a more focused, in-depth and one-on-one engagement with

Dr. Woolery to learn the Art-Based Perceptual Ecology research methodologies and their application to your area of study, then the 9-month ​Citizen Artist™ Apprenticeship Program 

maybe a good fit for you.  
The next Apprenticeship class starts November 2023. It is highly recommended that you complete the 'Introduction to Citizen Artist™' course first before starting the Apprenticeship Program. However, we do make exceptions if you have previous experience in the natural sciences. There is no need for art experience. For more details on the Citizen Artist Apprenticeship Program: 

For answers to your questions, send your contact information and questions to

Dr. Woolery in the Contact Form. 

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