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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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The Five Elements of Dance

Arts | 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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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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Elements of Art: Space

Arts | 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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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

Arts | January 27, 2015 | 30 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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