Art and Activism: Virtual Workshops for Teens

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Intersectionality & Art Virtual Class for Teens

Tuesdays and Thursdays / 4 – 6pm (8 weeks)
September 29 – November 19
Tuition $5 ($4 for members*)  

Teens are invited to join the Des Moines Art Center for our virtual Art and Activism class series to learn about intersectionality and art. Study the theory of intersectionality by uncovering how our different social identities intertwine to create our personal identities and experiences.

In this eight-week, artist-led series, participants will gain awareness about how art enhances individuals and improves society. Connect with other teens to celebrate, share, create, and discuss how to use art to make a statement. Participate in discussions on race, class, sexual orientation, and gender with a variety of community activists and teaching artists. Each student will be provided with a material kit and sketchbook.


Jean-Michel Basquiat, (American, 1960 - 1988)
Untitled, 1984 
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
42 × 40 inches
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of David Kruidenier, Jr. Estate and Elizabeth S. Kruidenier 2002 Revocable Trust, 2012.2 

entirely unexpected