Art and Activism: Weekend Workshops for Teens

June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Des Moines Art Center

Join the Des Moines Art Center for our free summer Art Activism series for teens. Using the Art Center’s permanent collections as a catalyst, discuss social movements with your peers and discover the power of activism through artistic expression. Each workshop will consist of a tour, peer discussion and a studio art project. Come together with other teens to celebrate, share, create, and discuss activism and art by working alongside local artists in the Des Moines area.

Feminism and Art – June 22-24th
Explore how artist have used art as a tool to advocate for woman’s right. Study women artists, discuss women’s rights and equity with peers, and create art in response to the feminist movement.

Equality and Art – July 20-22nd

In July we will earn about artists who highlight issues of discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance through their work. Explore the topic of equity for all people of color as it pertains to education, employment, and other societal systems.

LGBTQ Art and Artists – August 17-19th

In August we will discover artists who have participated in LGBTQ social and political movements. Create art in response to discussions about LGBTQ theory and history.


Workshop Schedule:

Tour and Reflection
Friday evening
6 – 9pm
Dinner will be provided

Workshops and Art Creation
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Lunch will be provided

noon – 3 pm
Lunch will be provided