SkillShare – Artivism: Create Inspiring Art for Change
Create Inspiring Art for Change
Artivism: Create Inspiring Art for Change : Many people know the work of artist and activist Nikkolas Smith when they see it; his speed-painting technique, combined with his manner of capturing world-changing moments in simple, stark, breathtaking detail, have made his art some of the most shared and discussed on the internet. Now, join him in this thoughtful and empowering class about using art to effect change inside and out — and to combine your art and your voice in powerful ways.
Nikkolas’ work is influenced by not only the pain of systemic injustice but the joy of seeing the world move forward. With his open and warm teaching style, you’ll be encouraged and empowered to tap into whatever it is that you feel passionately about — good or bad, local or international, big or small – and express it fearlessly on your canvas.
Alongside Nikkolas, you’ll learn how to:
- Practice speed-painting to keep your work free and passionate
- Translate your reactions to the world around you into art
- Create meaningful art with clear, effective messaging
- Connect with yourself through art
Whether you’re a practiced artist who wants to express yourself differently through your art, an activist looking for a new form of protest, or a beginner looking to discover your own voice and style, Nikkolas’ captivating lessons will inspire you far beyond the end of the class. And don’t forget to share your art – Nikkolas would love to see it!
Nikkolas’ class is open to students of all levels. While Nikkolas himself uses a Wacom tablet and Photoshop, the techniques he teaches are not specific to those tools, and you should feel free and encouraged to use the mediums that you take the most joy in.
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