Recognizing and Countering Dominant Narratives in Art Education

Slide Presentation

This activity will provide art teachers with knowledge and resources to build meaningful curriculum that cultivates opposition to racism, misogyny, ableism, and hatred of LGBTQIA+ people. In this session, participants will engage with a variety of artworks and images through the lens of the following questions:
– Who is represented in this image?
– How are they represented?
– What does this image communicate?
– How are students influenced by images like this?
– What narratives are omitted or falsified?
After the analyses, participants will be provided with artworks, images, and resources to counter dominant ideologies perpetuated by these images. After the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to work in small groups to analyze an artwork together (images will be provided) using the questions above and then seek counter-visual resources to use in their classrooms. We will end the session with a group reflection and sharing of resources.