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Hip Hop Education Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Arts | September 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hip Hop Education Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Joe Truss is Assistant Principal of San Francisco’s Academy of Arts and Sciences, a small public high school. He’s known as The School Principal Who Raps, and when we heard about his efforts to engage and inspire students through hip hop, we reached out to find out more.

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How is your story represented visually?

Arts | September 9, 2014 | 54 Comments

How is your story represented visually?

In a recent episode of KQED Art School, Favianna Rodriguez points out that the world is “hungry for your stories.” What is your personal story, and how would you tell it visually?

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Contemporary Dance with Lenora Lee

Arts | August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Contemporary Dance with Lenora Lee

From the age of four, Lenora Lee loved how dance allowed her to communicate the way she felt and to share experiences with others. Come with KQED Art school as we learn more about Lee and her dancers as they rehearse for a series of performances at Asia Society in New York City.

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KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Arts | July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

This August at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, join KQED Art School for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute.

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In The Studio with Franky Aguiliar

Arts | July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In The Studio with Franky Aguiliar

Oakland artist Franky Aguilar developed several mobile art apps such as CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn and Gif Yogurt. Come along with KQED Art School as we talk with Aguilar about how he started his company, 99centbrains, and his widely used apps.

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Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

Arts | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

PBS LearningMedia has thousands of images from the Bridgeman Art Library, one of the largest archives of historical art images in the world. These resources spark interest in works of art and can strengthen cross-curricular learning.

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Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

Arts | June 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?

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Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

Arts | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

I heard through the grapevine that arts educator Caren Andrews initiated a creative classroom project and included one of my favorite KQED Spark videos on Michael Arcega as inspiration for her students, so I tracked her down and asked her to share the project with us.

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Art Can Be Found Anywhere

Arts | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Art Can Be Found Anywhere

When we think of art, we typically think of an oil canvas painting hanging in a museum. This week, we challenged students to expand their notion of art and to identify it in everyday places like a subway station wall.

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Five Activities to Stay Creative This Summer

Arts | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Activities to Stay Creative This Summer

Looking for ways to spark your creativity this summer? Check five of the greatest Art School hits, which include artists such as cartoonist Thein Pham and multimedia artist Meryl Patakay, and discover new ways to expand your creativity.

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