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In the Studio with Ala Ebtekar

Arts | February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Ala Ebtekar

This month, our arts “Do Now” prompt was inspired by a project created by artist Ala Ebtekar and a group of Bay Area students. They focused on the idea of legacy, and what they hoped to leave behind for future generations. Students worked with Ebtekar on creative writing pieces that were recorded and mixed into an audio track that was part of a sound art installation at the Asian Art Museum.

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Get Inspired by “Art School” artist Ala Ebtekar

Arts | January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get Inspired by “Art School” artist Ala Ebtekar

As KQED Arts Education kicks off 2014, we are focusing on the work of artist Ala Ebtekar, who takes traditional Iranian painting techniques and mashes them up with his own visual culture, which is influenced by graffiti and hip hop. He is the newest artist featured on KQED Art School. Local educator Cecilia Garcia shared a project inspired by Ebtekar’s work that she did with her students at James Lick High School in San Jose. The idea for the project came about during a KQED workshop last summer presented in collaboration with di Rosa and Ebtekar.

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Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Arts Collections

Arts | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Arts Collections

In this educast find a sampling of free special curated arts collections containing media resources around themes and big ideas. Find more free classroom media resources at pbslearningmedia.org Makers This collection of video segments and lesson plans focuses on “making” in science, technology, and the arts. Teachers can use these resources to encourage do-it-yourself and hands-on […]

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Explore Historic Murals with KQED’s “Let’s Get Lost” App

Arts | November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Explore Historic Murals with KQED’s “Let’s Get Lost” App

Check out KQED’s new app that allows you to learn about and explore San Francisco’s New Deal-Era murals on location at Coit Tower, Rincon Annex, and SF City College. Diego Rivera and Anton Refregier were two of the most prolific muralists in San Francisco at the time, and they worked with a legion of others to create large-scale in San Francisco.

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“Painting SF,” a Film by BayCat Youth Producers

Arts | November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Painting SF,” a Film by BayCat Youth Producers

We are big fans of San Francisco artist Sirron Norris featured him in an Art School episode about his work as a painter and animator. Youth media producers at BayCat are also admirers of Sirron’s work, and we recently discovered this terrific video interview with the artist where he discusses the details in his murals, his dog Rosie, the difference between street art and graffiti, and his personal history.

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How to Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Resources

Arts | October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Resources

In this educast explore how video clips found in PBS LearningMedia can strengthen and enhance arts exploration in the classroom.  In arts, media can be an effective tool for introducing large concepts, examining  aspects of the creative process and connecting students with artists while promoting critical viewing skills and media awareness. This video contains a […]

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In the Studio with Aisha Fukushima

Arts | September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Aisha Fukushima

Aisha Fukushima grew up writing creatively and experiencing hip hop music around the word. As an adult, she’s channeled her love for music into a social activist project called Raptivism.

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Art Films from the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Arts | September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Art Films from the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Teachers attended the Integrated Learning Summer Institute at Chabot Space and Science Center over the summer, and many of them created their own short films with the help of education specialists from KQED and SFMOMA. Here’s what Joel Wanek of KQED Arts had to say about it: “The goal of the workshop was to acclimate educators and artists to multimedia editing and to encourage the creation of multimedia pieces the classroom. We teamed up with Calcagno Cullen in SFMOMA’s Education Department to present the workshop…”

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Make a Short Film with KQED

Arts | August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Make a Short Film with KQED

KQED Arts Ed will be presenting once again at the Alameda County Office of Education’s annual Integrated Summer Institute. The three-day institute is packed with dynamic mini-courses, speakers and performers. Coming up on August 13-15, KQED is partnering with SFMOMA’s Education department to lead a digital storytelling workshop.

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In the Studio with Meryl Pataky

Arts | August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Meryl Pataky

Check out our latest studio visit with artist Meryl Pataky, who discusses her intentions, the science behind her materials, and how her medium and message are often intertwined. She also demonstrates the simplest way to make paper using household supplies. View the full episode featuring Meryl Pataky on the Art School web site.

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