The Adirondack Carousel will sponsor a free art class in EYE CANS art on Saturday, August 11 at noon under the direction of Joanne Court.

The workshop is part of the Adirondack Carousel’s mission to foster imagination and encourage people of all ages to appreciate the Adirondacks, be environmentally responsible, enjoy the great outdoors, be healthy and have fun.

Participants will learn how to create art and successfully market creations made from discarded aluminum cans. The idea was inspired by Joanne Court’s travels to areas where tourism and poverty intersected, often resulting in an abundance of litter. By creating and founding the concept of EYE CANS Joanne shows how an individual CAN make a difference in the local economy and environment by creating or purchasing these unique works of art.

As a Registered Nurse for the past 25 years, Joanne volunteers to help people better understand how their actions can empower art, economic development, recycling, hope and joy by organizing art classes in local schools, art centers and by exhibiting and selling her works in local galleries.

Supplies will be provided by ByeBye Blackfly, an all natural Deet free insect repellent, which is sold both locally and nationally. Donations are welcome.

For more information about the Adirondack Carousel’s hours and other special events, visit adirondackcarousel.org or call 518-891-9521. To learn more about EYE CANS, friend them on Facebook.