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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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In the Studio with Jennifer Cherest

Arts | June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Jennifer Cherest

Meet opera singer Jennifer Cherest, an award-winning soprano who has performed at an international array of opera companies. In the newest video from KQED’s Art School video series, Jennifer discusses her approach to singing, and her connection to pop singers like Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. Jennifer was part of the San Francisco Opera’s Adler […]

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KQED Wins Emmy for ‘In the Studio with Mike Shine’

Arts | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED Wins Emmy for ‘In the Studio with Mike Shine’

Congratulations to KQED’s Kristin Farr, producer and Matthew Williams, co-producer of the video “In the Studio with Mike Shine,” for their Emmy win at the Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards in the category of Arts/Entertainment-Feature/Segment. This video is part of Art School, a collection of videos made for teaching and learning about contemporary art. In the series each […]

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Online Conversation on the State of Jazz Education

Arts | May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Online Conversation on the State of Jazz Education

Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Esperanza Spalding is the star of a new generation of jazz musicians who are breaking down barriers and introducing new audiences to the world of jazz. Spalding credits her early jazz education with longtime teacher and mentor—trumpeter Thara Memory—with giving her a foundation in the music that has changed her […]

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Inventing Our Future: Summer Institute for Educators

Arts | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inventing Our Future: Summer Institute for Educators

Join KQED, SFMOMA, the Alameda County Office of Education, local artists and educators for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute, August 13-15, 2013 at Chabot Space and Science Center. All educators are welcome to register. Plenary speakers will include Spark-featured artists Favianna Rodriguez and Rhodessa Jones.

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Art21′s 100 Artists Project

Arts | May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Art21′s 100 Artists Project

The PBS series Art in the Twenty-First Century is celebrating a milestone this year: As of now, they’ve featured 100 artists! To mark this grand occasion, Art21 is following up with some of the artists they’ve interviewed over the past decade, translating their films into multiple languages, and offering all of their video content for free to educators and organizations who want to host public screenings of the series.

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Performing Arts Institute for Educators June 2013

Arts | May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Performing Arts Institute for Educators June 2013

Join us this summer, June 10-12, for a dynamic professional development institute focused on performing arts integration in the classroom. Educators will spend three days at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts working directly with professional artists to learn new skills and ideas for incorporating music, dance and theater into their curricula while addressing Common Core state standards. They will also discover new media-rich resources KQED and PBS, including a new arts video series made specifically for a student audience.

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How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Arts | April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Nearly every student who is in school today will enter the workforce needing skills in media production. From social media to YouTube videos, many industries will require a knowledge of how to leverage online platforms. In the arts classroom, media production is a dynamic way for students to gain these technical skills, while also practicing aesthetic valuing, design thinking, communication, and creative writing. All of these skills can be cultivated through the use of media-making projects. For this reason, student media-making projects are an excellent way to introduce these 21st century proficiencies.

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In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Arts | April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Kirsten Lepore is an artist and filmmaker who works with different animation techniques, including stop-motion animation and claymation. Creating personal short films and animated segments for clients such as Yo Gabba Gabba, Whole Foods, and MTV, Lepore is known for her hand-fabricated film sets and characters made from an eclectic mix of materials including clay, food, sand and snow.

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Do Now #76: What’s Your Illustrated Story?

Arts | April 23, 2013 | 46 Comments

Do Now #76: What’s Your Illustrated Story?

Artists often use true stories to inspire their artwork. Which of your personal stories would you illustrate? What is a story from your life that would make a compelling series of illustrations? Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton creates her own “drawn journalism” by embedding herself in communities, talking to people, and drawing images based on their personal stories.

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