Art Toolkit

Teaching artists and CAM educators provide art-making tutorials for kids and artists of all ages.

Defiant Rebellion Resist

In Dread Scott’s Slave Rebellion Reenactment, the artist worked with community members outside of New Orleans to recreate the German Coast Uprising of 1811, the largest slave rebellion in US history. This activity will use wax resist (oil pastels) and indigo (liquid watercolor) to create your own flag.

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Project example created by CJ Mitchell. Cardboard collage & acrylic markers. 1913 Suffragist, Lithograph by B.M. Boye Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Protest Recycled

Andrea Bower’s Resist (Illustration Designed by Suffrage Atelier, London, 1909) uses found, recycled cardboard pieces to create a backdrop for a powerful figure with a banner that says “resist.” In this activity, we will use similar materials and reference images to create recycled and reimagined protest art.

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With My Fist Raised High

This art activity will use printmaking and repetition, paying homage to Glenn Kaino’s artwork Salute (Lineage) included in Stories of Resistance.

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Project example created by CJ Mitchell. Digital artwork. Photo: Wil Driscoll.

Words Illuminated…My PSA

Somehow, we find each other is an artwork by Jen Everett for PSA:, a collaborative public art project that uses the format of a PSA (Public Service Announcements) to share messages for the public good. This art activity invites you to create a PSA for your community: What message do you want to share with your community? What ideas do you want to affirm?

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