Fine Arts

ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare as Musical Theatre | Shakespeare in the Schools

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Each fall, Shakespeare in the Schools performs in about 50 schools throughout Montana. These productions feature a professional company performing a 75-minute production of a Shakespearean play, complete with ornate costumes and scenery, followed by a Q&A session between the actors and students and a full complement of workshops. A Midsummer Night's Dream was the 2014 presentation and was captured on video by a student at the annual Elise Event fundraiser. PBS is using that student's work to provide a similar opportunity for other schools, including resources for four workshops.

Collapsing Colonialism with Ranu Mukherjee | KQED Art School

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Ranu Mukherjee creates "Hybrid films" using layers of video, paintings and collage to create moving images. In the latest episode of Art School, Mukherjee unpacks the narrative and details behind her newest piece, Home and the World, which examines cultural hybridity, the aftermath of colonialism, and feminist questions. Inspired by a scene from a film by Satyajit Ray, as well as the composition of traditional Indian lithographs, Mukherjee combined these influences with her own visual culture to create a subtle but complex moving image.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Lynn Lavin l Clay Artist

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Learn how Lynn Lavin uses clay to create her whimsical works of art.

MN Original | Actor Pearce Bunting

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Actor Pearce Bunting portrays the “host”, in Garrison Keillor’s play Radio Man which is based on Keillor’s childhood and creation of the radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Learn about the process of adapting a personal story into a play.

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Even Performers Get Stage Fright: The Pumpkin King

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Jack Skellington fans rave about the character, and Danny Elfman sings "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for the first time in 18 years. A fan talks about Sally, and how appearances can be deceiving. Ingrid Michaelson sings "Sally's Song."

Vanessa Hill of BrainCraft | The Art Assignment

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We interview the remarkable Vanessa Hill, creator of BrainCraft, a production of PBS Digital Studios, which explores psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do.

Creating the Memorial | Vietnam Veterans Memorial: An Alabama Bicentennial

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Victoria takes a tour of the monuments and statues at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and thinks about what they all represent. She then visits Jay Hall Carpenter, one of the sculptors who worked on The Three Soldiers memorial, to learn about the creative process, and how she can help create an artwork to thank Mr. Lane for his service.

The Last Conquistador: Should Tax Dollars Fund Controversial Art?

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This lesson plan is designed to be used with the film, The Last Conquistador, the story of a controversial public arts project that some view as a monument to culture and others as a glorification of genocide. Classrooms can use this lesson to role-play how city leaders might make a decision about spending tax dollars on art that is divisive. Students can also consider public art in their community and develop proposals for new art projects that would provide the perspectives of underrepresented communities.

MN Original | Multimedia Artist Philip Noyed

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Philip Noyed doesn’t limit his creative process, going as far as to install a swing in his studio. Learn about the artist’s creative methods to inspire his work and how to apply it to your own process. 

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