What do you believe is the role of public spaces? Public spaces can be physical (ie., a park, a beach, a bus) or virtual (ie., Tumblr, Second Life, Instagram). What is a public space that you find inspires creativity, reflection, or even social action? How might you express yourself publicly in that space?
Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.
There are many different ways to consider the elements used to make an artwork. Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?
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.
This August at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, join KQED Art School for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute.
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.
Do you think green spaces are disappearing in your neighborhood? Within the past couple of weeks, students across the nation discussed the importance of creating and preserving green spaces in our #DoNowGreen post. We asked students, Are there areas in your neighborhood that could or should be transformed into green spaces? Or, are there existing green spaces that should be preserved? Take a picture of one of these spaces or simply take a picture of plant life growing in an unexpected area.
KQED Art School is thrilled to announce the winner of our cartoon drawing contest, Ms. KC Pamintuan, a 13-year-old student from Glendale, CA. Our esteemed contest judge, artist Sirron Norris, and all of us at KQED were impressed by KC’s excellent rendering of her favorite historical figure, Johannes Gutenberg.