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Students Celebrate Black History Month with Music

Arts | April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Celebrate Black History Month with Music

At the last Academy Awards, Common and John Legend moved audiences with their acceptance speech for their collaborated song, “Glory,” that appeared in the film Selma. Their speech was described as “connecting the struggles of the film with modern conflicts of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voting rights.” Music has played a huge role in […]

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What Ordinary Object Best Represents You?

Arts | March 24, 2015 | 106 Comments

What Ordinary Object Best Represents You?

You might be surprised to learn that for many artists, inspiration often comes from ordinary, everyday objects, experiences, and materials. What everyday object or material best represents you?

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Student Voices: Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Arts | March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Student Voices: Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

View what students had to say about artists’ manifestos and whether these statements can create social change.

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

Arts | March 10, 2015 | 8 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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A Day in the Life of Austin High School [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Arts | February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Day in the Life of Austin High School [Youth-Produced Short Film]

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.

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What Song Celebrates Black History Month?

Arts | February 24, 2015 | 9 Comments

What Song Celebrates Black History Month?

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?

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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter to Teens?

Arts | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Does Diversity in Film Matter to Teens?

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?”

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Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Arts | February 10, 2015 | 8 Comments

Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

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.

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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community? Students Weigh In

Arts | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community? Students Weigh In

Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Thor, Spider Man, what do these names have in common? They are the superheroes we have grown to know and aspire to be. View what students think are the real issues in their communities that could use a superhero’s help.

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