Exciting News: Introducing the Climate Art 101 Course!
Learn how to simplify climate change concepts through creating art
Is it just me, or has January felt like 3 months in one? I can’t believe we still have a few more days!
This means my 30 day art challenge is still going. I’ve been making art each day, even if it’s a quick scribble.
Some days I’ve sat down and created something I’m very proud of (ex: a peanut butter painting that’s now framed on my wall). Other days, I make sure I’m building the habit of my art practice (like a blind contour drawing of my plant).
With those tiny habit days, this month has resulted in creating more art than I did in the past few months combined.
I learned how to edit videos, a goal I’ve had for 2 years. I made 13 videos on Instagram then promptly got burned out. I’m going to do more but just need a break.
I’ve experimented with new mediums.
Tried oil pastels and LOVED them. They’re so messy in the most joyful way.
Made cartoons and painted on ceramics (aka paint and pottery).
Ordered air-dry clay. Get ready to see some of that in action!
Used my sketchbook outside my apartment.
Started a Skillshare class on how to draw figures (I’ve refused to draw people).
The results from this 30 day challenge inspired me to sit down and build something I’ve wanted to for a year. I’m finally creating a Climate Art 101 course!
We need more voices represented in the climate movement and storytelling is a powerful way to do that. Over the past 3 years, I’ve learned best practices for sharing compelling art that inspires action and would like to develop a curriculum to help others do the same!
The course will focus on learning how to simplify climate change concepts through creating art.
Highlights from the curriculum so far:
Learn best practices from experts in the climate storytelling space through reading articles, video content, and hands-on exercises
Develop a daily creative practice + build new art skills
Create a climate art project from what you have learned
It will also include access to a supportive, creative community of people who share a passion for the planet. This will be a private Slack for participants to receive feedback on art, collaborate on projects, and host skill-shares.
I’m imagining it would be great for a few types of people:
Folks transitioning into climate and hoping to level up their climate knowledge.
Climate experts who would like to get better at simplifying their subject-matter expertise.
People who want to get in touch with their artistic side while also learning about climate solutions.
Creatives who want to use their art as a tool to inspire climate action.
If you’d like to get on the waitlist for when it goes live and share what you’re looking to learn from the course, here’s the form!
I’m hosting a creative in climate coworking session Feb 9th. It’s free for paid members and $10 for anyone! RSVP here.
I’m going to Puerto Rico this week! I’m SO excited. If you have any recommendations, send them my way.
If you want to upgrade to get the workshop for free, you can do so here! Or subscribe to get notified about upcoming events 💖
Ways to support me:
I miss working with a team! I’d like to start working with a climate startup ~10 hours per week. I’m looking for contract work related to climate communications, marketing, or design. Shoot me a message if you or someone you know needs an extra set of hands!
I’m open for commissions. I help climate organizations simplify their complicated messaging into visuals anyone can understand.