As you prepare to welcome your students back to school this fall, add the newest Gallery Crawl video to your classroom media playlist, which is focused on San Francisco art legend, Margaret Kilgallen. Drawing from folk and historical art influences, Kilgallen was significantly inspired by letter forms, typography, and D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) culture. After viewing the Gallery Crawl video about the artist, follow-up with the activities in our educator guide, which include ideas for ‘zine and video-making, as well as discussion points related to community characteristics and graffiti/street art. Download the Educator Guide from the Gallery Crawl web site. And find more resources related to Margaret Kilgallen and her work on PBS’s Art21 web site.

images courtesy RVCA/ANPQuarterly/Michele Lockwood
Margaret Kilgallen on Gallery Crawl 12 August,2011Kristin Farr

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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.

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