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.
A short film produced by the Austin High School media arts program that depicts a day in the life of several different students. The producers capture beautiful visuals of the school using a dolly, drone shots, rack focus, time-lapse, etc.
On Sunday night, America watched Common and John Legend win an Academy Award for their song “Glory,” which was part of the film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Selma. As Pitchfork described, Common and Legend accepted the award with a speech “connecting the struggles of the film with modern conflicts of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voting rights,” and both the performance of the song and the artists’ speech moved the audience to tears. Is there a contemporary artist or song that you think celebrates or honors Black History Month?
As a result of the 2015 Oscars nominations, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has spread like wildfire all through the Twittersphere. View what teens had to say when asked, “Why does diversity in film matter? Is diversity in films and other forms of entertainment important to you?”
Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.
To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowOscar For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Why does diversity in film matter? Is diversity in films and other forms of entertainment important […]
Brush up on your knowledge of color in the sixth installment of our “Elements of Art ” series. By considering the vital and vibrant work of the Color Field painters of the 1950s and 60s, we can see how color is a worthy subject for an artwork all on it’s own.