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Elements of Art: Texture

Arts | November 20, 2014

Elements of Art: Texture

In this fourth installment of our Elements of Art series, we look at how visual artists try to engage our sense of touch. Follow along and discover the myriad ways artists create and use texture.

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Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

Arts | November 6, 2014

Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

KQED’s own Kristin Farr leads several alternate lives. Not only is she the founder and co-producer of Art School but she is also a successful journalist and artist. Her current artistic obsession is colorful, painted geometric designs that she calls ‘Magic Hecksagons’.

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Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

Arts | November 5, 2014 | 30 Comments

Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

All forms start out as shapes, which are two-dimensional and can be found all around us, from street signs to designs to food. What kinds of shapes are you most attracted to in art or in everyday life?

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How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Arts | October 21, 2014 | 13 Comments

How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Throughout history, artists found many creative ways to make images that represent real life, to create the illusion of form and depth. What are the different ways you can turn a shape into a form?

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Elements of Art: Form

Arts | October 14, 2014

Elements of Art: Form

Study up on the different ways visual artists create Form in the third installment of our Elements of Art series. Through the eye-fooling genre of Trompe L’oeil, we look at a variety of techniques artists use to transform shapes into forms and give their art depth and dimension.

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Where Do You Find Everyday Art?

Do Now | May 6, 2014 | 48 Comments

Where Do You Find Everyday Art?

In art, abstraction can be anything that is non-figurative or non-representative of familiar objects. Abstract art can sometimes feel complicated to understand because it is not based in a familiar reality. Where do you find beautiful patterns and shapes? What kinds of abstraction do you consider beautiful? Snap a photo of abstraction in your everyday life and explain why it is aesthetically appealing to you.

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

Arts | April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

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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If I Were King or Queen of the Universe, My Legacy Would Be…

Community Voices | February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

If I Were King or Queen of the Universe, My Legacy Would Be…

Everyone wants to leave behind a mark on the world. For the past two weeks, students discussed what they wanted to be remembered for or what ways they wished to impact the world in our #DoNowLegacy post. Inspired by the Cyrus Cylinder exhibition, Art School featured artist Ala Ebtekar worked with students at the Asian Art Museum by asking them to discuss what they would engrave on their own Cylinder.

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

Do Now | January 14, 2014 | 62 Comments

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Art School-featured artist Ala Ebtekar created a project in collaboration with students at the Asian Art Museum on the occasion of the Cyrus Cylinder exhibition. If you were king or queen of the Universe, what message would you leave behind that would become your legacy for centuries to come? What are some of the major accomplishments you hope to achieve? What will you do to make the world better?

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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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