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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

Arts | January 27, 2015 | 29 Comments

Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

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 […]

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Elements of Art: Color

Arts | 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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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

Arts | January 13, 2015 | 558 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

What are the real issues in your community that could use a superhero’s help? In collaboration with a superhero team like the Justice League, what kind of action could you take to help your neighbors and classmates, or improve your local landscape? Explore the art of Amy Franceschini.

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Which is More Truthful: Words or Images? Students Weigh In

Arts | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Which is More Truthful: Words or Images? Students Weigh In

A combination of words and images can affect our understanding and interpretation of many things going on around us. Here are some thoughtful ideas presented by students about how captions affect the way we “read” photographs.

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Elements of Art: Value

Arts | 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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Make Your Own Superhero with Amy Franceschini

Arts | December 15, 2014

Make Your Own Superhero with Amy Franceschini

Hit the streets as your own, custom-made Superhero and work for the common good of your city! Artist Amy Franceschini has fashioned an inspiring lesson that will help guide you through the entire process from brainstorming logos, costume, and backstory to ensuring that your Superhero works to help solve a community’s needs.

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Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Arts | December 10, 2014 | 5 Comments

Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of Feminist Frequency, a website that analyzes patriarchy and misogyny in pop culture, has suffered all sorts of harassment for her successful video series. Harassers and angry gamers have made rape, bomb, and even death threats to Sarkeesian. You can read more about it in last week’s Do Now entitled Are Women […]

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Collaborative Art with Amy Franceschini

Arts | 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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Which is More Truthful: Words or Images?

Arts | December 2, 2014 | 40 Comments

Which is More Truthful: Words or Images?

Consider recent news coverage of the Grand Jury’s decision in the Ferguson case. How does the pairing of pictures and captions in the media convey different points of view? How do captions affect the way we “read” photographs?

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Elements of Art: Texture

Arts | 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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