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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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What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

Arts | May 19, 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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Celebrate National Arts Education Month

Arts | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Celebrate National Arts Education Month

March is National Arts Education Month! To honor and celebrate the importance of arts and culture in education, take a look at our special collection of KQED features on exemplary arts education programs around the Bay Area, and spend some time discovering new artists and activities in videos made for students on KQED Art School.

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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

Arts | January 13, 2015 | 558 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

What are the real issues in your community that could use a superhero’s help? In collaboration with a superhero team like the Justice League, what kind of action could you take to help your neighbors and classmates, or improve your local landscape? Explore the art of Amy Franceschini.

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Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

Arts | November 5, 2014 | 30 Comments

Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

All forms start out as shapes, which are two-dimensional and can be found all around us, from street signs to designs to food. What kinds of shapes are you most attracted to in art or in everyday life?

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Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

Arts | October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.

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How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Arts | October 21, 2014 | 13 Comments

How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Throughout history, artists found many creative ways to make images that represent real life, to create the illusion of form and depth. What are the different ways you can turn a shape into a form?

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PBS LearningMedia Arts Webinars

Arts | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Arts Webinars

Calling all California teachers! KQED, in partnership with the CCCSESA Arts initiative and the California Department of Education, invites you to attend three lunchtime webinars introducing free arts education media resources.

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