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Thoughtful Art

  • November 08, 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 33


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Thoughtful Art  

When art makes you think it can be very powerful!

This session is designed to motivate kids to submit art to the Kids Climate Summit MAKE SOME NOISE! Art Challenge Link. We will discuss why art makes us think and feel. We will look at some art and discuss why it is effective. And we will talk about getting started on a work of art. 

All ages are welcome.

This session will be led by Darcy Zoells, a children's book illustrator and lifelong artist.  

A message from Darcy Day Zoells:

It’s an honor to be participating in the CGCC’s Kids’ Climate Summit 2022. I look forward to seeing all your artwork and talking about the creative process.

I graduated from Northwestern University where I studied art history and studio art. Although I am a writer and illustrator of children’s books, for ten years, I ran a visual literacy program in a K-5 school. I still feel passionately about helping children look critically and verbalize their questions about what they see.

Although my artwork is not focused on climate change in particular, this is a topic that cannot be ignored and it does surface in various ways. Every illustration is a series of choices and my experience of the world influences those decisions.

My work is mixed media. I usually begin in watercolor, ink, and pencil, and then I finish my pieces digitally using Photoshop or Procreate software.

To see more of my work you can go to my website: and I post new pieces on Instagram @DarcyDayZoells

If you are looking to be inspired by artists whose work centers on the environment, here are two of my favorites:

Margaret Wertheim   Link
Andrew Goldsworthy   Link   Link

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