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Students Find Significance in Everyday Objects

Arts | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Find Significance in Everyday Objects

Artists are inspired by what is around them. Read what students had to say about how everyday objects represent them.

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The Camera as Connector: Photographer Paccarik Orue

Arts | 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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Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Arts | April 21, 2015 | 57 Comments

Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Representation of women of color on TV has increased, but how they’re represented and to what extent still leaves questions. What representations of women of color do you see in film and media?

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Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Arts | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Many artists recognize the seven elements of art as being line, space, texture, form, color, value, and shape. Artists consciously or unconsciously, use a combination of these elements in their artwork. Read what students said when asked, Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?

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Does Pop Culture Affect Your Views on Feminism?

Arts | April 7, 2015 | 13 Comments

Does Pop Culture Affect Your Views on Feminism?

Beyoncé is one of a few pop stars making a stand for feminism—a term that represents the equality of all people regardless of their gender. How are women of color, such as Beyoncé—who identify as modern feminists—changing the landscape of pop culture today?

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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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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 | 9 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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