Painting Webinar: DROUGHT
LIVE on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
Encore on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
recording available anytime thereafter.
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After purchase, we will send you an access link to the webinar (before the session starts) or recorded links if you purchase thereafter. We'll also send you the link to the shared photo folder specific to this webinar.
We're using ZOOM as the video platform. Video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen to the presentation and interact via chat. The session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after the live webinar ends.
When we painted Serge Attukwei Clottey's installation The Wishing Well, we learned about the water crisis in Ghana and how truly interconnected our fragile ecosystems are. After the painting experience, we started noticing articles about the current megadrought affecting the South West, the worst since Medieval time.
Climate scientists mark the beginning of the current megadrought around the year 2000. Megadroughts are a string of droughts affecting the same area for an extended period of +35 years. We are on year 21, and climate scientists say that we haven't seen the worst yet. Because of human-made climate change, the prospects of getting out of the current decades-long dry spell seem farther off than the last recorded megadrought over 1000 years ago.
This past Wednesday, as we were learning about all this, CA governor declared a drought emergency on two counties. He did it with a press conference held at the bottom of the Mendocino Lake, now completely dry.
We are going to paint landscapes in the South West that have been impacted by the current megadrought.
• Painting premise: Landscape.
• Props: image photo bank will be provided.
• Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
• Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.