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ARTIVISM 101: A workshop on creating art to change the world

September 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free – $10

Bestselling illustrator Nikkolas Smith hosts a Kids & Family Workshop on creating art that aligns with and highlights activism.

About this event

Nikkolas Smith, Artivist and #1 New York Times Bestselling illustrator, will show you how to become an Artivist. Do you have something you want to better or change in your community or in the world? How can art inspire you to change the world for the better? How can art help you to be fearless and speak up? With Nikkolas’ guidance, attendees of this workshop will create their own Artivism piece and be a part of the Artivist movement. This workshop is geared to artists of all ages, especially kids and families. Nikkolas will sign books and merchandise following the workshop.

Attendees are encouraged to bring whatever materials they are most comfortable creating art with. The American Writers Museum will provide paper and drawing materials like colored pencils, but if you prefer to create digital art you must bring your own computers, tablets, etc.

This special program is presented in conjunction with our forthcoming exhibit and education initiative Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice, opening September 2022. Dark Testament explores racial injustice in America through the work of Black American writers from the end of the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement, and the impact these writers continue to have on contemporary writers, creators, and activists.


American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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