The Power of Art: Express Yourself

Grades 9 – 12
Civics, Civic Engagement, Art

Can expressing yourself through art inspire positive action?

We think so, and we want you to collaborate on a piece of artwork that proves it!

About the Course:

Based on our newest exhibition, Graphic Content, which highlights the intersection of art, censorship, and the power of self-expression, this interactive two-day workshop for ages 14-18 promises to be fun, creative, and full of discovery.
You’ll learn about your First Amendments rights, including freedom of expression, and how those rights can be used for promoting meaningful change. You’ll also discover what the boundaries are to those rights. Finally, you’ll take everything you’ve learned and collaborate on a temporary mural, focused on a current aspect of liberty, that will hang inside the Museum to inspire visitors.
This workshop will be held at the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Participants must wear masks and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Limit 10 participants, so sign up today!

Expected Outcomes:

Participants will:

Additional Information:

This workshop aligns with PA/Common Core standards for social studies. The National Liberty Museum will protect the privacy of all participants; all media produced will remain the property of the producer unless otherwise agreed. All participants will receive a free Family Pass (two adults and three children) good for one visit to the Museum.

Full-Tuition Scholarships Available

Civics, Civic Engagement, Art
High School (Grades 9-12)
15 Students
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Thursday & Friday
August 19 & 20, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About the National Liberty Museum:

Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum illuminates the strength and fragility of liberty and presents the stories of people whose positive actions inspire us to protect and advance liberty for all. The National Liberty Museum envisions a world where all people understand and embrace the contemporary meaning and significance of liberty, and are empowered to take transformative action to ensure liberty for themselves and others.

About the Educator: Alexis Jennings

Alexis Jennings is a Museum Educator at the National Liberty Museum, and she loves museums! Prior to joining the NLM, Alexis held positions at the Chester County History Center, the James E. Lewis Museum of Art and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. As a museum professional, Alexis strives for museums to serve their communities and use their content to teach visitors how to make meaningful change in their lives and their communities. Alexis holds a master’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.