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Elements of Art: Shape

Arts | September 24, 2014

Elements of Art: Shape

Continue gaining fluency in the language of the Arts with the second installment in our Elements of Art series. Shape is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Texture, Value, Space, and Color.

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | September 23, 2014 | 30 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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How is your story represented visually?

Arts | September 9, 2014 | 23 Comments

How is your story represented visually?

In a recent episode of KQED Art School, Favianna Rodriguez points out that the world is “hungry for your stories.” What is your personal story, and how would you tell it visually?

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Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

Arts | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

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.

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Five Activities to Stay Creative This Summer

Arts | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Activities to Stay Creative This Summer

Looking for ways to spark your creativity this summer? Check five of the greatest Art School hits, which include artists such as cartoonist Thein Pham and multimedia artist Meryl Patakay, and discover new ways to expand your creativity.

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Abstract Animation with Jodie Mack

Art School | May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Abstract Animation with Jodie Mack

Experimental animator Jodie Mack produces colorful films that have been shown around the world. Brimming with humor and energy, her films focus on discarded materials such as fabrics, posters, photo negatives and other everyday objects that people often overlook.

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What Does Graffiti Look Like in Your Neighborhood?

Do Now | April 8, 2014 | 97 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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In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Art School | 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 #40: Express Yourself with Virtual Stencil Art

Arts | September 25, 2012 | 74 Comments

Do Now #40: Express Yourself with Virtual Stencil 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 If you could create art on the street to spread a message, what would it be? […]

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International Orange: Celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge

Art School | May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

International Orange: Celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge

For the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Spark-featured artist Stephanie Syjuco created an expansive shop of souvenirs produced in a monochrome palette: the memorable orange hue of the Golden Gate Bridge. Working with the same paint used to keep the bridge looking fresh, Syjuco’s installation features all things reddish-orange: teacups, jewelry, postcards and […]

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