October 20 - 22, 2023

Event Details

During this three-day Art & Activism workshop, “Examining Gendered Aesthetics: Queer/Trans studies and the Mundane,” Des Moines Teens are invited to work with Artist Max Colby. Through an investigation in collage, participants will dissect objects and materials of their choosing which have an aesthetic that has either personally or culturally impacted their understanding of self, gender, and/or sexuality. Throughout the course, participants will address objectives as artists affecting social change and goals in breaking down barriers as LGBTQIA+ artists and change makers.

No prior experience is needed to participate. This workshop is free, and registration is required.

Schedule and Times:
October 20: 4 – 7 pm / Art Center studios
October 21: 10 am – 3 pm / Art Center studios
October 22: 10 am – 3 pm / Art Center studios


Program supported by Humanities Iowa. The views and opinions expressed by these programs do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa.
Art & Activism programming is provided at no cost to participants through the generosity of donors and Art Center members.

Photo: Nadia Leon Photography


Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States