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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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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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The Camera as Connector: Photographer Paccarik Orue

Art School | April 23, 2015

The Camera as Connector: Photographer Paccarik Orue

Photographer Paccarik Orue moved to San Francisco in 2008 after struggling for a handful of years in Miami, Florida as a recent immigrant to the United States. Far from his birthplace in Lima, Peru, Orue found solace in and forged a connection to some of the Bay Area’s most neglected neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunter’s Point and Richmond.

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The Five Elements of Dance

Art School | February 23, 2015

The Five Elements of Dance

How fluent are you in the language of dance? Follow along with us as we detail the five elements that all forms of dance and creative movement have in common.

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Elements of Art: Space

Art School | February 2, 2015

Elements of Art: Space

Space is always part of a work of art, sometimes in multiple ways. Follow along with the final installment of our Elements of Art series as we dive deep into the complex role that Space plays in the visual arts.

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Elements of Art: Color

Art School | January 16, 2015

Elements of Art: Color

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.

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Elements of Art: Value

Art School | January 5, 2015

Elements of Art: Value

Artists are able to create the illusion of light by being able to produce a wide variety of values. In our fifth episode on the Elements of Art, we explore how artists produce and use different color and tonal values.

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Collaborative Art with Amy Franceschini

Art School | December 8, 2014

Collaborative Art with Amy Franceschini

Amy Franceschini’s is a San Francisco based artist whose practice spans drawing, sculpture, design, net art, public art, and gardening. She is a founder and member of Futurefarmers which is an international collective of artists, bakers, architects and other builders. We visit her Mission District studio and hear about her collaborative, socially engaged practice.

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Elements of Art: Texture

Art School | November 20, 2014

Elements of Art: Texture

In this fourth installment of our Elements of Art series, we look at how visual artists try to engage our sense of touch. Follow along and discover the myriad ways artists create and use texture.

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Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

Art School | November 6, 2014

Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

KQED’s own Kristin Farr leads several alternate lives. Not only is she the founder and co-producer of Art School but she is also a successful journalist and artist. Her current artistic obsession is colorful, painted geometric designs that she calls ‘Magic Hecksagons’.

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