Kristin Farr

Kristin Farr is KQED's Arts Education Manager. She is the creator and producer of the Emmy Award-winning video series, Art School, which brings audiences into artists' studios to learn about contemporary art, and engages learners with ideas for new ways to get creative. She is also an artist and a contributing editor for Juxtapoz Magazine.

Kid Curator: How To Look at Public Art

Have you ever wondered about the public art you see around town? Do you know how to find the meaning of outdoor sculptures and paintings? Join an adorable six-year-old host on a journey to discover monumental public artworks throughout San Francisco. Public art is all around us, but sometimes we

Meet PBS Lead Digital Innovator, Margaret Agbowo

KQED is proud to announce that Margaret Agbowo from Berkeley Technology Academy has been selected as California’s 2016 PBS LearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator. The Digital Innovator program recognizes tech-savvy K–12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Meet Margaret and two of her students in … Continue reading Meet PBS Lead Digital Innovator, Margaret Agbowo →

Apexer on Street Art Murals

Apexer is a street artist who creates colorful, spray-painted murals around the world. Using a visual foundation based in graffiti art and Chinese calligraphy, Apexer abstracts letterforms to create complex, dynamic compositions for his street art projects. Often creating artworks that communicate the vibe of the neighborhood where they are

Make Your Own Political Art in 5 Easy Steps

For hundreds of years, artists have used their work to spread messages about important issues. Eye-catching artworks can help start a dialogue about social justice, as well as raise awareness for political candidates, activists, and others who see room for improvement in their community and beyond. Our newest video details

Make Digital Portfolios and Studio Art with Our New E-Book!

Are you looking for art-making opportunities for your classroom? Do your students need to create digital art portfolios? Do you need a tool to help explain visual art concepts? You’re in luck! KQED Art School has the perfect new E-Book for you. Find our new E-Book here: KQEDARTSCHOOL.WOOP.IE KQED Art School’s 7 Elements of Art … Continue reading Make Digital Portfolios and Studio Art with Our New E-Book! →

You’re a Street Artist Now! Apexer Shows You How

Apexer is a street artist who creates colorful, spray-painted murals around the world. Using a visual foundation based in graffiti art and Chinese calligraphy, Apexer abstracts letterforms to create complex, dynamic compositions for his street art projects. Often creating artworks that communicate the vibe of the neighborhood where they are

Making Art out of E-Waste with Robb Godshaw

Robb Godshaw makes artwork that is conceptual and, as he describes, “Uses technical means to move things that can't be moved, or make visible things that aren't normally visible.” During an artist residency at SF Recology, which houses San Francisco's dump, Godshaw scavenged electronic waste, most of which was functional.

How Can You Make Art Out of Rubbish?

What do everyday objects and activities reveal about you? Choose one of the three project ideas in this video featuring photographer Nigel Poor - but just adjust the time-frame for the activity to just one day. #DoNowRubbish

Collecting Life’s Remnants with Nigel Poor

Nigel Poor is a photographer who spends time documenting everyday existence, exploring the meaning of the traces of ourselves that we leave behind. She focuses on ordinary objects and materials, researching what makes an object “worthy of preservation,” in her words. This KQED Art School video was created in