Art as Protest Class

Toni Scott. Slaves, Indians and the Founding Fathers, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.


Art as Protest

Online Class

Wednesdays, September 30–November 4, 10:30 am–12:00 pm (PT)

About the Program

The art of protest has given us imagery we’ll never forget. Go on a visual exploration of dissent that covers the work of Ai Weiwei, Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, and so many more. Learn how art has been used to confront injustice throughout history, explore how artful protest has transformed public opinion, and consider the ways individual voices and perspectives have been expressed and preserved through art.

Instructor: John Paul Thornton is the author of the book Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within. He has worked with the United Nations Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he has been honored by the California State Senate as well as the United States Congress for his programs promoting art, personal growth, and education.

“It is a rare opportunity to learn from a person of this high quality and knowledge.”—former Skirball student