Spark Education provides educational materials about the Spark program content for K-12 and post-secondary educators, offering media resources, Educator Guides, and other tools to make contemporary arts an integral part of learning.
Spark Educator Guides can be found on corresponding Spark artist profile pages and on the Educator Guides page. Spark videos and related educator materials can also be found in iTunes University.
More Arts Educational Materials
KQED offers videos about contemporary artists, with special interviews and behind-the-scenes exclusives, along with accompanying lesson plans and curriculum guides. Make contemporary art an integral part of learning with our free online videos and educator guides. For more educational resources, visit the KQED Arts Education section, PBS Learning Media, and our video series made for students, KQED Art School. Visit our Arts Education section to learn more.
Spark on DVD
Spark DVDs are available for sale to educators and educational non-profit organizations and may be screened in classroom settings only. To inquire about a public Spark screening, please email artsed@KQED.org.
Spark stories from Seasons 1-4 are available on two-volume sets containing selected educational stories organized by discipline. Each DVD volume includes 90-180 minutes of video content and corresponding SparkEd Educator Guides (included as PDF content when DVD is accessed via computer). Additionally, many of the Spark videos and Educator Guides can be downloaded for free on iTunesU or accessed on our site (click on the links below).
- Dance Volume: Seasons 1 & 2
Halau ‘o Keikiali’i, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, Joe Goode, Jo Kreiter, AXIS Dance Company, Ledoh and Salt Farm Butoh, Alonzo King, and Shri Krupa Dance Foundation
Originally $99.95, Now $49.95
- Music Volume: Seasons 1 & 2
Ali Akbar Khan, Pamela Z, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, Klein International String Competition, Loren Chasse, SFJAZZ All-Star High School Ensemble, and Tommy Guerrero
Originally $99.95, Now $49.95
Visual Arts Volume: Seasons 3 & 4
Scott Snibbe, Kerry Laitala, Hung Liu, Robert Bechtle, Garry Knox Bennett, Richard Shaw, Laurel True, Chris Drury, Jim Denevan, Thai Bui, Andy Goldsworthy, Todd Hido, Christopher Brown, Roman Loranc, Sandow Birk, Joe Mangrum, Jaime Guerrero, and the ASCEND School
- Performing Arts Volume: Seasons 3 & 4
Diouf-Diamano Coura, Margaret Jenkins, Anna Halprin, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Kunst-Stoff, Matt Davignon, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, Los Cazadores del Sur, David Grisman, Terry Riley, Wil Blades, Walter Kitundu, The Crooked Jades, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Theatre of Yugen, Marsh Youth Theater, and headRush
How To Buy
Orders can be made by emailing artsed@KQED.org.
Shipping & Handling
$6 for 1 unit orders
$3 each for orders of 2-10 units
$1.50 each for orders of 11+ units
Add 9.5% sales tax
Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.
* DVDs are available to non-profit organizations only and can be used at non-profit educational events as long as no admission is charged.