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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | September 23, 2014 | 29 Comments

Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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Shake it Up! 17 Resources for Learning Through Dance

General | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shake it Up! 17 Resources for Learning Through Dance

Quick Picks: Use these resources to shake up learning across subjects and integrate dance into curriculum. Find more resources for integrating arts at PBS LearningMedia.  For full access sign up for a free account. Caillou’s Dance Party | Video | Grade PreK Miss Martin is throwing a dance party. Caillou is excited, only… he doesn’t […]

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In the Studio with American Nomad

Art School | February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with American Nomad

American Nomad is a local band that finds inspiration in roots music and many other genres, and as singer-songwriter Shiloh Parkerson notes, their tunes are reminiscent of the days “when our country was first starting to form.” Parkerson and Hassan El-Tayyab front the band, and play as both a duo or a group with a variety of instrumentalists.

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“Wows and Wonders” at Glenview Elementary

Arts | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Wows and Wonders” at Glenview Elementary

Arts educator and recording artist Jahi recently shared an inspiring new video with us that gives an overview of his artist residency at Glenview Elementary School in Oakland, and his philosophy about arts education. He mentions PBS’s Art:21 as a resource that inspires his teaching practice. Jahi teaches both visual art and music, and inspires […]

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In the Classroom: Young at Art

Arts | July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Classroom: Young at Art

The yearly Young At Art Festival is a living portfolio for the ongoing work of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Arts Education Master Plan, showcasing work in the visual and performing arts by students K-12. During the week of Young At Art, numerous arts based professional development workshops designed specially for teachers, principals, and […]

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Do Now #31: Are LOL Cats and Internet Memes Art?

Arts | May 13, 2012 | 8 Comments

Do Now #31: Are LOL Cats and Internet Memes Art?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Do you think creative, funny internet memes could be considered artwork? If not, how you would […]

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History through Art and Film: Women Artists

Arts | March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

History through Art and Film: Women Artists

Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878. National Gallery of Art. Please welcome arts educator Anna Efanova to EdSpace. She recently participated in a KQED Education workshop where we spent a day at MoAD learning about historical representation through art and film, and later created short films at KQED about missing voices or […]

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Do Now #24: Fun and Games

Do Now | March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #24: Fun and Games

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Name a game you played as a kid that you could reference in an artwork. Do […]

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In the Studio with Sirron Norris

Arts | February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Sirron Norris

Murals by Sirron Norris can be found throughout San Francisco. Whether inside of restaurants, on roll-up doors of local businesses, or on the walls of The City’s famed Balmy Alley, his cartoon-style artwork is instantly recognizable and loved by children of all ages. Check out his interview: Sirron is a teaching artist working in several […]

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