Fine Arts

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Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

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Shocking pink--or hot pink, as it is called today--was the signature color of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and perhaps her greatest contribution to the fashion world. Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was one of the most innovative designers of the early twentieth century. Many design elements that are taken for granted today she created and brought to the forefront of fashion. She is credited with many firsts: trompe l'oeil sweaters with collars and bows woven in, zippers as design features, wedge heels, shoulder bags, boutiques, and even the concept of a runway show for presenting collections.

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1030L
Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

Makey Makey

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Makey Makey is an invention kit for everyone! Use it to turn everyday objects into keys for your computer. This little device turns common objects into input devices and allows you to interface the real world with your virtual creations. Extremely fun when working with Scratch or Snap coding software.

Each kit consists of:
1 Makey Makey ™
7 Alligator Cables
1 USB Cord
6 Connector Wires
Instructions Sheet
Stickers

iTrack Dock Studio Pack

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Everything you need to record music on iPad complete with headphones, microphone and XLR cable.

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Green Screen Backdrop

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The 9 x 10' Chroma Green Digital Background from Westcott is the perfect addition to any studio that needs chroma key. The convenient size is good for small groups or individual, full-length shots. The background features a pole pocket and grommets on all four sides for easy hanging.
See record for Green Screen Stand if you need the support for hanging the screen.

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.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

Compose Yourself

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You don’t have to know how to write music or even own an instrument to be a world-class composer. Created by the ever-famous composer and cellist, Maestro Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself teaches children as young as six to play with music.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
5 min.
Compose Yourself

The Extraordinaires Design Studio

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The Extraordinaires Design Studio is the creative thinking game for problem solvers ages 8 to 108. If you've ever wondered what it's like to invent a music player for a robot, a remote control for a pirate, or cooking utensil for a vampire teen, this is definitely the game for you.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Fine Arts
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
The Extraordinaires Design Studio

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Using Math in Production | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET animators Sara O'Keefe and Allison NeCamp Day talk about how they approach the production of their animations.

Shoshone Parfleche | Wyoming's Native Americans

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Students will gain an understanding of the Shoshone tribe while learning about the Shoshone Parfleche from the WyomingPBS video.

Gospel Train | The Civil War Era

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In this video, students learn about "Gospel Train". “Gospel Train” is a code-word song used in the Underground Railroad by slaves, often sung just before an escape in an attempt to let all who wished to go know that the time was near. In this segment, folk singers Rhonda and Sparky Rucker perform the piece on harmonica and guitar.

 

Stencils on the Street with Mike Shine

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Meet Bay Area artist Mike Shine, who discusses his carnival-inspired paintings, and his recent large-scale stencil murals. He makes art for people to enjoy, both superficially and in depth, and condemns much of modern art because of the context needed for interpretation. He wants his art to be able to be interpreted, regardless of how it is interpreted. He wants it to transcend cultural and language barriers. Check out how his art is made in this video.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Museums Rule! Why do Art Museum Rules Exist?

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Before heading out on a museum field trip, check out this superhero-style Art School video produced by KQED, about museum rules and why they exist, which will help prepare anyone for a museum visit.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!

Seyed Alavi: Conceptual Art

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For over two decades Seyed Alavi has worked with public institutions to create conceptual works of art to be experienced by passers by. In this Spark video produced by KQED, follow Alavi as he offers a guided tour of his art and working process.

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