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Climate Change in My Backyard: Art from the Heart

September 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Russell Crow painting by Carol Carter

Hummingbird painting by Carol Carter Join internationally recognized watercolor artist Carol Carter, Chicago artist Anne Farley Gaines, and St. Louis artist Nadine Ball as we draw and paint the impacts we experience as climate changes.

In the morning, Carol Carter will demonstrate a lively hummingbird in watercolor, and in the afternoon Anne Farley Gaines will lead a hands-on session in abstract techniques as she brings to life a tree stump in multimedia.

The photograph of the stump in cluster of images below was taken on Madeline Island in Wisconsin. It was the inspiration for the following images of mixed-media ‘pre-demonstration’ drafts using Asian papers, acrylic paint, deconstructed museum board, acrylic gloss medium, “Yes” paste, and some of the natural materials below which will be brought to the workshop. Gaines will also bring the papers and adhesives. Contributions to her for the cost of materials will be welcome at the workshop.

Examples of Gaines' abstract stumpJoin us to paint or sketch your personal responses to climate change. Participants will have the option of using a template and doing a paint-along, although the emphasis will be on expressing our individual experiences and perspectives about this important issue. Water-based or drawing media only (no oils please).

September 24, 2022
9 – 4 pm Central time
At Carol Carter Studio, 3156 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104

Attendance is limited to 15. Snacks will be provided, but please brown bag your lunch so that we can paint and talk throughout the day.

Register at https://carol-carter.com/workshops. Stay updated about her workshop here.

Participants are encouraged to consider their personal experiences with climate change prior to the workshop: How does changing climate affect you?  What do you miss because our climate is changing rapidly?

A portion of the workshop fee will go toward a Contributors membership in Artists for Climate Awareness.
Joining at the Contributors level ($35) enables you to receive the entire amount as a discount in a future workshops. Contributors also get news and enhanced insider participation.

About Carol Carter:

Carol Carter is moved by the fragility of our natural world and the breath and depth of the potential loss of the sustenance it provides. In her paintings, she hopes to inspire change.
— See Carol’s artist statement at https://www.carol-carter.com/statement.
— See her 2017 endANGER series of paintings about endangered species.

About Anne Farley Gaines:

Anne Farley Gaines is a Chicago artist who works in a variety of media and also designs and coordinates collaborative murals. She is busy producing, exhibiting and marketing watercolors, drawings, mixed-media paintings, folding screens, murals, and most recently ceramics. She has done numerous commissions for private and public clients. Concurrently, she juggles part-time teaching positions and various lectures and workshops. See https://www.annefarleygaines.com/.

Natural materials - acorns, sticks, etc. for abstract demonstration

Some workshop materials provided by Anne Farley Gaines


September 24, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Carol Carter


Carol Carter’s Studio
3156 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
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