This paper examines the role of art in environmental education. It explores the creative use of fine arts for students' environmental awareness. The literature review carried out shows that artistic creation, in all its forms, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature, theater, cinema, photography, comics can activate the senses, stimulates and enrich students’ experiences, develops their imagination and critical thinking, provides new ways of expressing emotions, perceptions and reflections, enhances their creativity and develops their creative thinking. The pedagogical use of art in educational programs for enhancing children's contact with the environment helps children deepen their knowledge and strengthen their relationship with it. Art substantially contributes to environmental awareness, as it cultivates through an emotional approach the familiarization and the development of a connection with the environment. Therefore, educational planning is of scientific interest, which includes the utilization of various forms of artistic expression with the assistance of creative pedagogical techniques for the formation of active citizens.
art, environmental education, environmental awareness, educational planning