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Art School is a KQED web video series that introduces contemporary artists who discuss their careers and intentions, then demonstrate hands-on techniques or concepts. Art School provides resources for learning how to break dance, draw comic strips, create animations, and much more. Empower folks of all ages to engage with contemporary art, and discover new ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists through this fun and engaging series.

App Art with Franky Aguilar


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App Art with Franky Aguilar

Franky Aguilar is the artist behind the wildly popular mobile art apps CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn, GifYogurt and many others. Aguilar works with artists to create a fun and creative user experience.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 40
  • Favorites: 4
Know Your Graffiti Vocab


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Know Your Graffiti Vocab

Graffiti writer Neon describes the five basic formats of graffiti.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 49
  • Favorites: 5
Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Days


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Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Days

In this video learn about the pioneers of Bay Area graffiti, the most popular places to paint, and the styles that originated locally. Also learn about the PBS film Style Wars, which had a big impact on artists around the country.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 136
  • Favorites: 12
Experimental Animation and Abstraction with Jodie Mack


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Experimental Animation and Abstraction with Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who makes colorful, abstract films with a vintage Bolex film camera. Tag along as she works on a new project in San Francisco and talks about her process.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 75
  • Favorites: 9
Olek Covers the World in Crochet


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Olek Covers the World in Crochet

Go behind the scenes with Olek as she installs a new piece at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco and discusses her artistic path, process and intentions in this Art School Video from KQED.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 124
  • Favorites: 7
Gifs + Videos = Zeega


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Gifs + Videos = Zeega

In the latest episode of Art School produced by KQED,  Zeega's creators talk about this new tool for storytelling and then demonstrate how create your own Zeega using GIFs from the Internet, original content, music and text.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 697
  • Favorites: 21
Drawing From American Hip-Hop and Iranian Culture with Ala Ebtekar


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Drawing From American Hip-Hop and Iranian Culture with Ala Ebtekar

In this episode of Art School produced by KQED, artist Ala Ebtekar discusses his artwork, personal history, and inspirations from history and contemporary culture.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 23
  • Favorites: 2
Americana Music with American Nomad


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Americana Music with American Nomad

American Nomad explores their approach to singing and songwriting in these Art School videos from KQED.

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 50
  • Favorites: 3
Music for Social Justice with Aisha Fukushima


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Music for Social Justice with Aisha Fukushima

In these Art School videos produced by KQED, meet "Raptivist" Aisha Fukushima who creates music and promotes social justice. Fuksuhima then demostrates basic stomp rhythms. 

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 406
  • Favorites: 23
Mike Shine: Visual Arts (Stencils)


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Mike Shine: Visual Arts (Stencils)

In this media gallery from Art School produced by KQED, meet Bolinas artist Mike Shine and learn about his personal history as an artist, and his process for creating large-scale stencils.  Also get a primer on stencil-making.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 481
  • Favorites: 36
All About Opera with Jennifer Cherest


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All About Opera with Jennifer Cherest

In this media gallery from Art School produced by KQED, soprano Jennifer Cherest discusses her experience as an opera singer and demonstrates how an operatic performer warms up. 

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 292
  • Favorites: 30
Animated Filmmaker Kirsten Lepore


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Animated Filmmaker Kirsten Lepore

Filmmaker Kirsten Lepore talks about her popular stop-motion animation films and shows tips and tricks for creating stop-motion animation.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 864
  • Favorites: 56
Illustrating Personal Stories with Wendy Macnaughton


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Illustrating Personal Stories with Wendy Macnaughton

In this media gallery from Art School produced by KQED, Wendy Macnaughton discusses her illustrated approach to journalism and her book-making process. MacNaughton also demonstrates how to draw coffee cups and wine glasses.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 594
  • Favorites: 50
Museums Rule! Why do Art Museum Rules Exist?


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Museums Rule! Why do Art Museum Rules Exist?

Before heading out on a museum field trip, check out this superhero-style Art School video produced by KQED, about museum rules and why they exist, which will help prepare anyone for a museum visit.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 457
  • Favorites: 31
Cartoon Style with Sirron Norris


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Cartoon Style with Sirron Norris

in this Art School media gallery produced by KQED, meet San Francisco artist Sirron Norris who makes both commerical and fine art in a distinct, colorful cartoon style. See a demonstration on basic cartooning techniques.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 786
  • Favorites: 63
Rashidi Omari: Breakdancing and Beatboxing


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Rashidi Omari: Breakdancing and Beatboxing

In this media gallery from Art School produced by KQED, meet hip-hop artist and educator, Rashidi Omari, at his dance studio. Omari teaches the basics of beatboxing and demonstrates basic breakdancing moves. 

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 4292
  • Favorites: 64
Graphic Novels with Thien Pham


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Graphic Novels with Thien Pham

In this series of Art School videos produced by KQED, meet Thien Pham, an Oakland artist and educator. Pham shows how to draw a four-panel comic and demonstrates ideas for character development.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 573
  • Favorites: 57
West African Music and Dance with Kwesi Anku


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West African Music and Dance with Kwesi Anku

In these Art School videos produced by KQED, meet three artists-in-residence at the East Bay Center for the Arts. Originally from Ghana, they came to the US to teach African music and dance. 

  • Grades: 6-13+
  • Views: 1052
  • Favorites: 65
Painting Portraits with Jeremy Sutton


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Painting Portraits with Jeremy Sutton

In this Art School video produced by KQED, meet San Francisco portrait artist, Jeremy Sutton, who pays tribute to creative luminaries in San Francisco and beyond.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 237
  • Favorites: 27
75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with Stephanie Syjuco


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75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with Stephanie Syjuco

In this Art School video produced by KQED, Stephanie Syjuco gives a sneak preview of her “International Orange Commemorative Store,” a project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Grades: K-13+
  • Views: 132
  • Favorites: 4