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​​Comments from students who completed a recent Citizen Artist & Art-Based Research Methods course.


"Dr. Woolery is so incredibly knowledgeable in this topic. Not only is her own experience and research vast but she is incredibly generous with her time."


" This was amazing and really mind opening." 

"Getting to know a plant form through its shadow was so engaging – the concentration put me in another zone."


"I have never had a professor so dedicated to both her work and the audience who received it. I believe she has been one of the most helpful professors I have ever had. She challenges you and guides you in those challenges, making it the most thrilling journey of growth I have had in my education career. "

Citizen Artist, a new participatory science research platform employs alternative research methodologies, empowering citizens who might not otherwise engage in participatory science research to get involved, with the potential of positively transforming our current environmental problems.

Citizen Artist Goals

-Inspire new audiences.

-Provide an accessible research platform grounded in multimodal knowledge systems and sensory-based modalities.

-Address our most critical environmental issues.

At Citizen Artist, we believe in inclusivity and that the advancement of science to the exclusion of alternative perspectives and voices may leave out an entire population of creative co-collaborators.  


​​​​*** ​6-week On-Line Course with weekly live/virtual 90-minute classes.​ ***


'Introduction to Citizen Artist &

Art-Based Research Methods'  


Next course starts in October

  • This hybrid class format will include synchronous and asynchronous platforms as well as experiential field work.
  • 90-minute live/virtual weekly class on zoom platform led by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery
  • Live and recorded demonstrations of (4) Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) research protocols. 
  • Small class size, opportunity for discussion with other class participants and to form a cohort with international colleagues. 
  • The asynchronous material will include written and video instruction for ABPE protocols, audio content, scholarly research papers, and other readings.
  • Each week, participants will engage in the ABPE protocols at their own pace in their local habitat with opportunity to apply the learning to their local community driven environmental and social justice issues.


​Learn alternative field-based science research methodologies applicable

to your community driven participatory science research project. 


This course is designed as an introduction to alternative field-based science research methodologies that have application to studies in ecological systems change. The ABPE protocols may also have application to your participatory research or citizen science projects or to your environmental education curriculum. *No need for an art background or art experience.


This class is for you if you are a citizen science project manager, leader in community conservation, environmental educator, graduate or Ph.D. student or a classroom teacher and you are interested in exploring 'other ways of knowing' natural systems through methodologies that are grounded in multimodal knowledge systems and sensory based learning modalities. The Art-Based Perceptual Ecology methodologies have been shown to provide a pathway to science for underrepresented populations.

For more information on the class and to be contacted when new classes start, share your Contact Information here.


This course is taught by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, Founder & Research Director at Citizen Artist. With a focus on divergent ways of knowing,  Dr. Woolery pioneered Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, (ABPE) an alternative research methodology for conducting scientific field-based ecological research.  Dr. Woolery holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and a master’s degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information on Dr. Woolery and her research go to: About Dr. Woolery​​

The Citizen Artist Apprenticeship Program

If you are interested in a more focused and one-on-one study of Art-Based Perceptual Ecology research methods and their application to your area of study, ask about the 9-month Citizen Artist Apprenticeship Program. Starts November 2022. Send your contact information and questions here in the Contact Form