Power Encounter

Power Encounter involves discussion about (dis)(em)power(ment). We will look at artists who are connecting to themes of power and narrative. We will make art that re-imagines new narratives of everyday heroism. ACTIVITIES and DISCUSSION: Power Tapestry Diagram a (Super)hero Teacher as (Super)hero RESOURCES: Toku, M. (2001) What is manga? The influence of pop culture in adolescent art? Art Education, 54, 11-17. http://www.csuchico.edu/~mtoku/vc/Articles/toku/Toku_what%20is%20manga_.html McCloud, Read more about Power Encounter[…]

Justice Encounter: To Act OR Not To Act

GOALS and OBJECTIVES explore issues of social justice and social justice activism as upstander understand why and how people take action to address injustice develop empathy for people whose experiences differ from our own inspire participants (through art) to be upstanders for social justice recognize how one’s life history shapes personal perspectives on upstander behavior and social Read more about Justice Encounter: To Act OR Not To Act[…]


An encounter with H2F2, called The Hero Around/Within Us, involves creating a graphic novel/cartoon that incorporates self-narratives of real and/or imagined experiences. From reading the essays in the 2016 H2F2 book or from your own research on each of the heroes (see links on the Leadership encounter to begin research), and looking at the Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Read more about POWER[…]

Interact with Heroic Tapestries: Popova Nadezhda


Stein’s tapestries draw attention to fragments of life, using collage as a way to juxtapose, overlap, layer, hide, and reveal relationships. In a close view of the tapestries, for example, what meanings are possible when considering the juxtaposition of calico cotton next to black leather? Both could be fragments from aprons that, when placed together, Read more about LEADERSHIP[…]


An encounter with the Anne Frank tapestry called, Welcome Home, begins with reading excerpts from her diary and current news reports concerning groups of people seeking safety in a foreign land. The current news could be juxtaposed with film images from Voyage of the Damned. The historical documentary depicts the incident in 1939 when a Read more about JUSTICE[…]

Interact with Heroic Tapestries: Noor Khan


What if each of Stein’s fierce feminist leaders simultaneously had a prominent seat at the table on the national and world stage? What if all stood up when they were told to sit down? What if all spoke out, when they were told to be quiet? What if…? Just imagine what Wonder Woman would say Read more about ACTIVISM[…]