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| January 9, 2012 | 14 Comments
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How do artists interpret personal histories and cultural traditions to create a point of inquiry into current events and contemporary life? How do you create common experiences for all students in a diverse classroom? Is it possible to sail a Spanish galleon made of manila folders to Hog Island? These questions and more will be discussed at an upcoming KQED Arts Education workshop hosted in partnership with Teaching Artists Organized in Oakland.

Educators are invited to join us on January 21 for a day of art, dance and discovery. We’ll explore the work of local artists including Ala Ebtekar and Michael Arcega (check out his his manila folder Spanish galleon in the video below).

We’ll also develop collaborative lesson plans and learn a few Bhangra dance moves. Bhangra is an Indian folk dance, and many young dance teams are keeping the tradition alive in the Bay Area with the yearly Dhol di Awaz competition.

Read more about this exciting workshop and sign up on the Teaching Artists Organized website. There is a fee but scholarships are available from KQED. Send an email to ArtsEd@KQED.org to learn more.

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Kristin Farr produces arts videos for KQED and writes monthly features for Juxtapoz magazine. She lives in the East Bay, and her favorite color is all of them.
  • http://www.susanwolfprojects.com susan wolf

    Such wonderful observations from other arts educators. I always enjoy learning about the depth of new resources and the best ways to access them.

  • http://www.susanwolfprojects.com susan wolf

    Such wonderful observations from other arts educators. I always enjoy learning about the depth of new resources and the best ways to access them.

  • Erin

    So excited to use these videos and materials in the classroom! Thanks

  • Erin

    So excited to use these videos and materials in the classroom! Thanks

  • Caren

    Having fun connecting the dots while “Leaning Into Discomfort.” Making art while learning, talking and eating a delicious lunch makes me feel good: fulfilled and happy.

  • Caren

    Having fun connecting the dots while “Leaning Into Discomfort.” Making art while learning, talking and eating a delicious lunch makes me feel good: fulfilled and happy.

  • http://Www.teachingartistsorganized.org Sabrina Klein

    What a fun and smart group of teaching artists here today!

  • http://Www.teachingartistsorganized.org Sabrina Klein

    What a fun and smart group of teaching artists here today!

  • Ann Wettrich

    Recommend Spark workshops! Great interactive experience engaging media
    and a diversity of art education perspectives and communities.

  • Ann Wettrich

    Recommend Spark workshops! Great interactive experience engaging media
    and a diversity of art education perspectives and communities.

  • wendi Bushehry

    These workshops are so enlightening for me, The project was very interesting, I was scared at first but once I got started I came up with a really good statement., relating cultures and taking a modern aspect to it is a great idea for a project

    Wendi

  • wendi Bushehry

    These workshops are so enlightening for me, The project was very interesting, I was scared at first but once I got started I came up with a really good statement., relating cultures and taking a modern aspect to it is a great idea for a project

    Wendi

  • http://Youthinarts.org Suzanne

    What a great workshop! Can’t wait to share resources with others.

  • http://Youthinarts.org Suzanne

    What a great workshop! Can’t wait to share resources with others.