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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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Are Women Misrepresented in Games and Other Forms of Pop Culture?

Arts | November 18, 2014 | 164 Comments

Are Women Misrepresented in Games and Other Forms of Pop Culture?

There’s been a lot of talk in mainstream media about how women gamers and critics are being treated through cyberbullying and harassment. Are women misrepresented in games and other forms of popular culture?

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Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

Arts | November 6, 2014

Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

KQED’s own Kristin Farr leads several alternate lives. Not only is she the founder and co-producer of Art School but she is also a successful journalist and artist. Her current artistic obsession is colorful, painted geometric designs that she calls ‘Magic Hecksagons’.

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Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

Arts | November 5, 2014 | 30 Comments

Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

All forms start out as shapes, which are two-dimensional and can be found all around us, from street signs to designs to food. What kinds of shapes are you most attracted to in art or in everyday life?

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Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

Arts | October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.

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