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Embracing Emotions Through Abstract Watercolors

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 (Three Weekly Sessions)

Join us for a unique art workshop that goes beyond the canvas to explore the emotional impact of impending climate change.

This workshop delves into the intersection of art and environmental consciousness, allowing participants to express their emotions and reflections on climate change through the powerful medium of abstract watercolors.


Theme: The Emotional Landscape of Climate Change In this workshop, we will explore the emotional depths inspired by the challenges our planet faces—droughts, fires, storms, oceanic changes, heat impacts, biodiversity damage, and more. Through abstract art, participants will have the opportunity to convey their feelings, fears, and hopes for the future in a visually compelling and evocative manner.

Class Times: Three Tuesdays: February 13th, 20th, and 27th 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Medium: Watercolor Magic  Participants will learn techniques to create ethereal landscapes and abstract representations that mirror the emotional turbulence of our changing world.

Instructor: Guiding us through this artistic exploration is Zain Mackey, a seasoned life coach and abstract artist. Zain brings a unique perspective to the workshop, intertwining emotional well-being with artistic expression. Under Zain’s guidance, participants will not only create meaningful artwork but also tap into their inner selves to channel emotions into vibrant and thought-provoking pieces.

Skill Level: Beginner Through seasoned artist

Format: In-person only

Supplies needed: See the Supply List for Zain’s workshop

Workshop Highlights:

  • Expressive Techniques: Learn watercolor techniques that convey emotions effectively.
  • Climate Action Dialogue: Explore ways art can contribute to climate awareness and inspire change.
  • Education: The workshop is offered in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Living. Stephen Hale, board member, will provide a short educational piece about the organization’s many projects, and how you can help your home and community to be environmentally friendly.
    Center for Sustainable Living logo

Fee: $95 for non-members, $60 for Artists for Climate Awareness Contributing/Regular members. See Join – Artists for Climate Awareness to become a member, and to register for the discount, please  email art4climate@carolrhodes.net

Artists for Climate Awareness logoArtists for Climate Awareness is pleased to offer this workshop as part of its series to help artists learn how to use art as a way to bring social awareness to conservation efforts in your communities.

As such, a portion of the workshop fee will go toward a Contributors membership in Artists for Climate Awareness.

 Each participant will be automatically considered a member of Artists for Climate Awareness at the Contributor’s level (equivalent to $35) for one year. Contributors get workshop and event discounts, news, a complimentary "Mother Earth" tee shirt, an opportunity to publish their artwork on our website, and enhanced insider participation.


February 13
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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