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The World of Crochet with Olek

Art School | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World of Crochet with Olek

Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.

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At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Art School | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.

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The KQED Art School Contest

Art School | March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The KQED Art School Contest

Sirron Norris and KQED’s Art School program invite you to participate in a cartoon portrait contest. Visit the the Art School website to view Sirron’s lessons on drawing cartoons with emotion and drawing in perspective, then use them as inspiration create a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure that’s important to you, […]

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In the Studio with American Nomad

Art School | February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with American Nomad

American Nomad is a local band that finds inspiration in roots music and many other genres, and as singer-songwriter Shiloh Parkerson notes, their tunes are reminiscent of the days “when our country was first starting to form.” Parkerson and Hassan El-Tayyab front the band, and play as both a duo or a group with a variety of instrumentalists.

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In the Studio with Ala Ebtekar

Art School | February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Ala Ebtekar

This month, our arts “Do Now” prompt was inspired by a project created by artist Ala Ebtekar and a group of Bay Area students. They focused on the idea of legacy, and what they hoped to leave behind for future generations. Students worked with Ebtekar on creative writing pieces that were recorded and mixed into an audio track that was part of a sound art installation at the Asian Art Museum.

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In the Studio with Aisha Fukushima

Art School | September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Aisha Fukushima

Aisha Fukushima grew up writing creatively and experiencing hip hop music around the word. As an adult, she’s channeled her love for music into a social activist project called Raptivism.

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In the Studio with Meryl Pataky

Art School | August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Meryl Pataky

Check out our latest studio visit with artist Meryl Pataky, who discusses her intentions, the science behind her materials, and how her medium and message are often intertwined. She also demonstrates the simplest way to make paper using household supplies. View the full episode featuring Meryl Pataky on the Art School web site.

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In the Studio with Jennifer Cherest

Art School | June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Jennifer Cherest

Meet opera singer Jennifer Cherest, an award-winning soprano who has performed at an international array of opera companies. In the newest video from KQED’s Art School video series, Jennifer discusses her approach to singing, and her connection to pop singers like Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. Jennifer was part of the San Francisco Opera’s Adler […]

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KQED Wins Emmy for ‘In the Studio with Mike Shine’

Art School | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED Wins Emmy for ‘In the Studio with Mike Shine’

Congratulations to KQED’s Kristin Farr, producer and Matthew Williams, co-producer of the video “In the Studio with Mike Shine,” for their Emmy win at the Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards in the category of Arts/Entertainment-Feature/Segment. This video is part of Art School, a collection of videos made for teaching and learning about contemporary art. In the series each […]

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In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Art School | April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Kirsten Lepore is an artist and filmmaker who works with different animation techniques, including stop-motion animation and claymation. Creating personal short films and animated segments for clients such as Yo Gabba Gabba, Whole Foods, and MTV, Lepore is known for her hand-fabricated film sets and characters made from an eclectic mix of materials including clay, food, sand and snow.

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