Oakland Superhero Walking Tour
In light of the January unveiling of our 4th Oakland Super Hero Mural on West st @ 30th st, we invite you to join Attitudinal Healing Connection in our first mural walking tour!
Learn how West Oakland kids have courageously taken action with their art and imagination to create these larger-than-life characters with the powers to solve what they see as our communities biggest challenges. Aspiring Superheros of all ages are welcome to explore these vibrant public art pieces and participate in a family-friendly art workshop to bring the inspiration home.
We will be meeting at Attitudinal Healing Connection’s new location at American Steel and van to each of the four Super Hero Murals. Together, we will learn the powerful stories behind the characters featured in each mural and how students, local artists, and community members worked tirelessly to create this truly collaborative series.
Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project (OSH) is a crucial community development effort led by Amana Harris, Artist and Executive Director of Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) in Oakland. The project will engage 300 youth to be change agents in their community. The goal is to resolve issues that plague our city, create jobs for artists, enhance our neighborhoods and reduce blight. AHC is proud to share the progress of the first large-scale mural beautification and revitalization public art project in West Oakland/Emeryville.
Self As Super Hero has taken hundreds of children, youth, and adults through a journey of self-exploration, family and cultural research, societal assessment, and development of aesthetic tools for artistic creation. An ArtEsteem program, Self As Super Hero assists educators, community members, parents, and students in developing creative and engaging content to building knowledge and emotional, social, academic and intellectual skills. We looking forward to sharing this empowering experience with you.
ArtEsteem is Attitudinal Healing Connection’s award-winning art and literacy program that develops creative, engaged, and successful children and youth through building knowledge and emotional, social, academic and intellectual skills. Founded in 1995, ArtEsteem engages students and supports their positive development – body, mind, and heart. Participants discover how to self-reflect and dream, as well as focus on their tasks and “follow through” by completing their art projects. Our methods guide students to think practically about the world and their abilities to manifest positive and creative outcomes. We ask participants to re-define the self as a hero with embodied superpowers to create a more loving and peaceful world. Superheroes imagined by students have been used as the conceptual designs and inspiration for the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project.
For more information on the Oakland Mural project, go to www.oaklandmuralproject.com