Banneker Kids Camp 2023

Banneker Community Center 930 W 7th St, Bloomington, IN, United States

2023 Banneker Camp On a warm week in July of 2023, two Artists for Climate Awareness members led participants of Banneker Kid’s Camp in Bloomington, IN in outdoor craft activities related to the environment. On July 11, Sara Steffey McQueen led the group in making baskets and ropes from cattails and willows. On July 14, […]

Northern California Event: Art from Ashes at San Vicente Redwoods Preserve

Santa Cruz Mountains CA, United States

In collaboration with the Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, we’ve been invited to have an artist’s day in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Activities will include making charcoal paint from burned trees at the site, and using charcoal for artwork. Artists are invited to paint, draw and create with […]

Northern California Event: Natural Pigments Hands-On 

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Patricia Larenas will be making watercolor from soils at this First Friday Event at the museum. Santa Cruz area artists, please come and join us! For more information: plarenas.onpaper@gmail.com 

Join Us at Paint Bloomington!

Bryan Park, Bloomington, IN 1001 S. Henderson Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Come to the Second Annual “Paint Bloomington!” RAIN OR SHINE! Plein Air paint-out for all, plus free optional art classes 10 am–3 pm. Art supplies provided. Artists for Climate Awareness and others will provide scheduled demonstrations, with Artists for Climate Awareness providing demonstrations of mixed media art journaling (all ages); making art from natural materials; […]

Evoking A Response to Climate Change with the Fine Arts (Online and In-person)

Ivy Tech Community College Center for Lifelong Learning and via Zoom 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN, United States

Both online and in-person: Climate change is real. This presentation, “The Fine Arts: Evoking a Response to Climate Change” is an interplay of scientific and artistic visuals curated and presented by Ben Brabson, climate scientist and Emeritus Professor of Physics at Indiana University.  Studies show that using art for communication can raise awareness, provoke impactful […]

Learn How to Paint Native Trees in Watercolor (Bloomington, IN)

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

In this hands-on workshop, MarySue Schwab will demonstrate key approaches to painting native Indiana trees. Students will be instructed in multi-layered, wet-on-wet techniques using watercolor processes to create both subtle and dramatic tree formations. You will learn to use a mixture of warm and cool greens and how to juxtapose shadow and form. Students are […]

Upcycled Delights: Crafting Meaningful Holiday Gifts and Decorations (Bloomington, IN)

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

Join us for a creative and eco-conscious journey into the world of upcycled gift-making, just in time for the holiday season! In this 4-hour workshop, artist Chandra Craig Rettinger will inspire you to turn items that would otherwise be put in a recycle bin into extraordinary presents and decorations-- perfect for celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New […]

Embracing Emotions Through Abstract Watercolors

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

 (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 […]

Meditative Writing Workshop

Zoom link to be privately provided to enrollees

This meditative writing workshop offers a receptive space for self-reflection and expression for writers of all types and levels. Through the exercise of writing, participants can manage stress and foster a sense of hope and a path forward by channeling emotions into constructive, positive narratives. For those with eco-anxiety, it can be a therapeutic outlet […]

ACA Member Gallery Show – Depictions: Earth, Life, and Our Shared Responsibility

Arts Alliance Center - College Mall 2894 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN, United States

Artists for Climate Awareness members, along with Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington members, are showing 2-D and 3-D artwork in a gallery exhibition April 3 – 28 at the Arts Alliance Center in the College Mall in Bloomington, IN We are proud to be offering this juried exhibition during Earth Month, and we anticipate exceptional […]

Join Us at Trashion Refashion

Buskirk Chumey Theater 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN, United States

Join Artists for Climate Awareness on April 7th, 2024, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana for the highly anticipated 2024 Trashion Refashion Runway Show event! Artists for Climate Awareness will have sustainable creations represented among the other designer fashions, thanks to the efforts of artist Chandra Craig Rettinger. This spectacular night showcases the […]

Reception for ACA Member Gallery Show – Depictions: Earth, Life, and Our Shared Responsibility

Arts Alliance Center - College Mall 2894 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN, United States

We are proud to be offering this juried exhibition during Earth Month, and we anticipate exceptional patronage during that time.Please come to the reception on April 12 at 6 pm, featuring an environmentally themed interactive musical performance , "Ceremony for Earth: A Meditative Improvisation for Re-connection and Healing," by Grace McKenzie, IU Jacobs School of […]

Workshop: Exploring Values in Wet Pastel

Arts Alliance Center - College Mall 2894 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN, United States

With Avon Waters  Offered in conjunction with the gallery show, "Depictions: Earth, Life, and Our Shared Responsibility." Make more dynamic paintings and take your medium to new heights. Indiana artist Avon Waters will be leading this all-day, hands-on Saturday workshop, painting scenes in nature. In this workshop, you learn how to see and use values […]

Stormwash: Climate Awareness Program — Poetry, Dance, and Music

Arts Alliance Center - College Mall 2894 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN, United States

An inter-arts collaborative program by Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, Artists for Climate Awareness, the Writers Guild at Bloomington, Windfall Dancers, Inc., and percussionist Julian Douglas. Joanne Shank, together with Erin Strole and Windfall Dancers, Inc. members will choreograph select poems (e.g. Ray Zdonek's "Over the Ageless" and "The Burning"). Free

Celebrating Pollinators in Watercolor

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

Join us on May 11, 2024, for a unique art workshop where we'll explore the enchanting world of pollinators through the mesmerizing medium of watercolor. This special event aligns with World Migratory Bird Day, spotlighting the vital role of birds and insects as pollinators.On this auspicious day for biodiversity, our artistic journey will revolve around […]