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.

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

What’s it Like to be a Teaching Artist?

Teaching artists are creative individuals who work with youth to provide arts instruction, but are not part of the traditional educator system. They don’t receive the same benefits or support as other teachers, and yet they are often the only provider of arts education for multiple schools. In many cases, teaching artists work at schools … Continue reading What’s it Like to be a Teaching Artist? →

Let’s Vogue with Sir JoQ!

Vogue is an influential dance form inspired by model poses in Vogue magazine and was popularized in New York City by queer people of color in the '60s and '70s.

What Would Go Into Your Style Collection?

Learn about Oakland artist Evah Fan, and how she collects words and objects and reinterprets them to create her unique style. Collect your own objects that provide hints or information about your interests, your past and how you became the person that you are today.

Evah Fan, Folksy Wordplay Artist, What’s Your Style?

KQED Art School is on a mission to find out how artists develop their signature style, and we're asking some prolific Bay Area artists to tackle this compelling question in order to figure out how one goes about developing an artistic approach that is recognizable and unique. Artist Evah Fan

Making Ceramic Sculpture with Brendan Monroe

Brendan Monroe is known for drawings, paintings and sculptures of organic landscapes and otherworldly creatures. Art School visited with the artist during a transitional moment when he'd just completed a new body of work in collaboration with Heath Ceramics. Exploring clay as a new medium, Monroe continued his experiments with

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work For Collaborative Duo, KeFe

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are artists who focus on character design and development, creating a rotating cast of surreal cartoon figures inspired by visual culture, including fashion, skateboarding, Japanese regalia and folklore. They concentrate on the relationships and interactions between their characters in their collaborative artworks created under the ...read more

Arts, Media and Entertainment Academy Leadership Institute

Educators and creative industry professionals are invited to attend the Arts, Media and Entertainment (AME) Leadership Institute in San Diego on April 4-5, 2016. Join KQED Art School at the institute for a fun happy hour event and discover practical approaches for using our arts education media resources in the classroom. Early bird registration is … Continue reading Arts, Media and Entertainment Academy Leadership Institute →