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A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Do Now Round-Ups | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Can a Venn Diagram be classified as art? The past couple of weeks, students discussed this question in our #DoNowVenn post. We asked students, Can a Venn diagram become art? What transforms a data collection tool into fine art? What are the elements needed to allow for this transformation?

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The World of Crochet with Olek

Art School | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World of Crochet with Olek

Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.

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What Does Graffiti Look Like in Your Neighborhood?

Do Now | April 8, 2014 | 92 Comments

What Does Graffiti Look Like in Your Neighborhood?

Describe the graffiti you see in your community. What stands out to you about it? Take a picture of graffiti art in your town and tweet it to us with your thoughts–does it mean something to you? Is it valuable? Do you want to see more or less graffiti in your neighborhood? What makes graffiti “good” or “bad”?

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Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Do Now Round-Ups | April 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Love them or hate them, selfies have become one of the most common ways people express themselves on social media. But can there be a deeper significance behind selfies? Within the past couple of weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not a selfie is a form of creative expression or narcissism in our #DoNowSelfies post. We asked students Do you think selfies are a form of creative expression that communicate a message? Or do you see them as bad-quality photos posted online by narcissists? Or somewhere in between? Would you consider them an updated version of the artistic self portrait, visual communication, or something else?

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At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Art School | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.

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The KQED Art School Contest

Art School | March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The KQED Art School Contest

Sirron Norris and KQED’s Art School program invite you to participate in a cartoon portrait contest. Visit the the Art School website to view Sirron’s lessons on drawing cartoons with emotion and drawing in perspective, then use them as inspiration create a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure that’s important to you, […]

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Art Should be Judged Independent of the Artist

Do Now Round-Ups | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Art Should be Judged Independent of the Artist

In the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether they can enjoy a piece of artwork, from music to paintings, produced by an artist who leads a controversial life in our #DoNowArtist post. We asked students Can you still appreciate a work of art even if you don’t like the artist as a person? Should we continue to celebrate art by people who do bad things? Can you separate the art from the artist? Should you?

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Can We Separate the Artwork from the Artist?

Do Now: Art and Popular Culture | February 11, 2014 | 126 Comments

Can We Separate the Artwork from the Artist?

Artists are people, and sometimes people make bad choices or behave despicably. For example, Picasso was thought to be a womanizer, and Jackson Pollock was known to be abusive due to his struggle with alcoholism. Can you still appreciate a work of art even if you don’t like the artist as a person?

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

What's New in 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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