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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 | October 7, 2014 | 134 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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The Art of the Skratch: DJs Celskiii + Deeandroid

Art School | September 29, 2014

The Art of the Skratch: DJs Celskiii + Deeandroid

DJs Celskiii and Deeandroid have been staples of the Bay Area hip-hop scene for over 15 years. Products of the fertile turntablism movement of the late-90s, they have been tour DJs for KRS-One and have twice competed in the US DMC Team Battles.

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | September 23, 2014 | 43 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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The Annual Arts Education Resource Fair

Arts | September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Annual Arts Education Resource Fair

Join KQED at The Arts Education Resource Fair, an annual opportunity for teachers, artists, organizations, parents, and students to connect and learn from each other.

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Hip Hop Education Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Arts | September 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hip Hop Education Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Joe Truss is Assistant Principal of San Francisco’s Academy of Arts and Sciences, a small public high school. He’s known as The School Principal Who Raps, and when we heard about his efforts to engage and inspire students through hip hop, we reached out to find out more.

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How is your story represented visually?

Arts | September 9, 2014 | 54 Comments

How is your story represented visually?

In a recent episode of KQED Art School, Favianna Rodriguez points out that the world is “hungry for your stories.” What is your personal story, and how would you tell it visually?

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KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Arts | July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

This August at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, join KQED Art School for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute.

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Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

Arts | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

I heard through the grapevine that arts educator Caren Andrews initiated a creative classroom project and included one of my favorite KQED Spark videos on Michael Arcega as inspiration for her students, so I tracked her down and asked her to share the project with us.

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Emeryville Students Map Their Town’s History

Arts | May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Emeryville Students Map Their Town’s History

On a recent visit to Sara Stillman’s advanced art classroom at Emery Secondary School, students are immersed in a rigorous interdisciplinary mapping project on the history of Emeryville. Sparked by the Yale Initiative, a professional development program that offers K-12 teachers in urban and rural schools the opportunity to explore a topic in depth, Stillman began this unit at the high school after extensive planning at the University.

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Is Celebrity Obsession Bad for Us?

Do Now | May 20, 2014 | 119 Comments

Is Celebrity Obsession Bad for Us?

Many of us are at least somewhat clued-in to celebrity gossip, whether we want to be or not. Is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture?

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