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.

Celebrate National Arts Education Month

March is National Arts Education Month! To honor and celebrate the importance of arts and culture in education, take a look at our special collection of KQED features on exemplary arts education programs around the Bay Area, and spend some time discovering new artists and activities in videos made for students on KQED Art School.

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

What are the real issues in your community that could use a superhero's help? In collaboration with a superhero team like the Justice League, what kind of action could you take to help your neighbors and classmates, or improve your local landscape? Explore the art of Amy Franceschini.

Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.

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?

PBS LearningMedia Arts Webinars

Calling all California teachers! KQED, in partnership with the CCCSESA Arts initiative and the California Department of Education, invites you to attend three lunchtime webinars introducing free arts education media resources.

Hip Hop Education Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Joe Truss is Assistant Principal of San Francisco’s Academy of Arts and Sciences, a small public high school. He’s known as The School Principal Who Raps, and when we heard about his efforts to engage and inspire students through hip hop, we reached out to find out more.

Emeryville Students Map Their Town’s History

On a recent visit to Sara Stillman’s advanced art classroom at Emery Secondary School, students are immersed in a rigorous interdisciplinary mapping project on the history of Emeryville. Sparked by the Yale Initiative, a professional development program that offers K-12 teachers in urban and rural schools the opportunity to explore a topic in depth, Stillman began this unit at the high school after extensive planning at the University.