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Kristin Farr

Kristin Farr is KQED's Arts Education Manager. She is the creator and producer of the Emmy Award-winning video series, Art School, which brings audiences into artists' studios to learn about contemporary art, and engages learners with ideas for new ways to get creative. She is also an artist and a contributing editor for Juxtapoz Magazine.

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When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Arts | August 18, 2015 | 135 Comments

When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects. How do you determine what is considered artistic appropriation and what is considered “stealing?”

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | August 3, 2015 | 44 Comments

Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films

Art School | July 27, 2015

Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films

Ranu Mukherjee created the term hybrid film to describe her dynamic, animated artworks created with hundreds of layers of photography, paintings and digital imagery.

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Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character

Community Voices | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character

Why does character matter? What are the skills you need to flourish in the 21st Century? A global “cloud filmmaking” project led by Tiffany Shlain launched with a film about The Science of Character, and she is now gathering entries from students, teachers and communities for a new film, The Adaptable Mind. Use your mobile […]

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Art + Activism with Sanaz Mazinani

Art School | July 16, 2015

Art + Activism with Sanaz Mazinani

Sanaz Mazinani is an artist with a background in political activism who uses art to inspire dialogue about perceptions of cultural identity. In the latest episode of Art School, she describes her current art practice and the intentions behind her recent installation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

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Creativity at The Core Conference

Arts | July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creativity at The Core Conference

The deadline to sign up for the “Creativity at the Core” conference in Los Angeles is approaching on August 1. Sign up for this three-day institute focusing on integrating the arts into Common Core instruction.

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What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

Arts | July 1, 2015 | 19 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

You’ve undoubtedly noticed viral videos flying around the Internet featuring dance sensations, trends, and memes like the Harlem shake phenomenon and riffs off of Gangnam Style. Dance crazes have a long history of sweeping the nation, and platforms like YouTube and Facebook foster a worldwide dancing dialogue. Dance crazes are a significant part of American culture and span history, including wildly varying moves, ranging from the 1920’s Charleston to contemporary twerking. What’s your signature dance move?

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How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Arts | May 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Documentary photographer Paccarik Orue worked on a project called There’s Nothing Beautiful Around Here in Richmond, California, a city with a reputation for being unsafe. Take a photo of something that you feel is beautiful and a sign of positivity in your everyday life.

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Mining the Internet with Jenny Odell

General | March 11, 2015

Mining the Internet with Jenny Odell

Bay Area artist Jenny Odell renders our built environment as strange and otherworldly.

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Do You See the Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life?

Arts | March 10, 2015 | 9 Comments

Do You See the Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life?

There are many different ways to consider the elements used to make an artwork. Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?

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