Art-Making Activity: Word Power!

In this activity, you will create a series of letter posters to convey a message of positivity to display within your neighborhood community. Inspired by Robert Indiana’s LOVE: Red, Blue in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Sculpture of the word LOVE with O tilted and LO on top of VE

Robert Indiana, (American, 1966-1997), LOVE, Red, Blue , Aluminum with acrylic polyurethane enamel, 72 x 72 x 36 inches, Museum purchase with funds provided by Sydney and Walda Besthoff, 2004.119


  • White drawing paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Tape



  1. Generate a list of positive affirming words. Choose one to work with or assign to friends or family within your household.  Suggestions: Love, hope, peace, power, unity…


2.  Write each letter of a chosen word on separate sheets of paper in large, block-letter style font.



3. Color each letter and tape to the window or door of your home facing the street for all to see.


Build Community! Encourage participation from neighbors. Call them! Chat with them! Check on your fellow neighbor, see how they are doing, and “assign” a word to complete the activity in their households. What an amazing sight it would be if everyone on your block each had an empowering message to share!