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Happy, Sad, Mad: Cartoon Drawing with Sirron Norris | KQED Art School

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Follow along as artist Sirron Norris demonstrates how to draw various emotions on cartoon faces. See how subtle changes make a big difference when expressing emotion through art.

Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2014 MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel, talks about the evolution of her work as a cartoonist and graphic memoirist, and how she explores complex themes such as identity and family relationships through her illustrated narratives. Bechdel’s aesthetic was established in her comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, which captured the diverse lives of a community of lesbian women navigating contemporary events. Her recent book-length graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, was adapted into a Tony Award winning Broadway musical in 2014. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

The Art of Collaboration with KeFe | KQED Art School

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Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are artists who focus on character design and development, creating a rotating cast of surreal cartoon figures inspired by visual culture, including fashion, skateboarding, Japanese regalia and folklore. They emphasize organization while maintaining freeform, both of which lead to the consistency in how their art turns out.

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Victor Cartagena: Visual Arts

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, see how Victor Cartagena draws on memories of the Salvadoran Civil War to create a haunting body of work. Visit with Cartagena as he guides viewers through his artistic process.  

You’re a Street Artist Now! Apexer Shows You How | KQED Art School

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Apexer is a street artist who creates colorful, spray-painted murals around the world. Using a visual foundation based in graffiti art and Chinese calligraphy, Apexer abstracts letterforms to create complex, dynamic compositions for his street art projects. Often creating artworks that communicate the vibe of the neighborhood where they are on view, Apexer’s painted gestures are accessible to a wide audience, and are constantly expanding upon the core element of his work: the letters of his nickname.

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Self Shape: Tschabalala Self | The Art Assignment

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If you were a shape, what shape would you be? This week we meet with Tschabalala Self, whose work explores ideas surrounding the black female body, and her assignment asks you to consider your own body as a symbol too.

Conceptual Painting with Chris Johanson

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Johanson reflects on the past decade of his career and shares his philosophies on art making in the first Art School video from KQED. Then, Johanson creates a simple painting based on Venn diagrams, an art lesson developed for students in partnership with SFMOMA for their project, Open Studio: Artist-Designed Classroom Activities.

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Psychological Landscape: Highlights 6 | The Art Assignment

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We review some of the best responses to the "Psychological Landscape" assignment.

Psychological Landscape | The Art Assignment

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Take on the assignment and create an art piece focusing on perspective and three-dimensional figures. Discover the beginning works of landscape painting, dating back to cave paintings in 3000 BCE. This historical account of one of the most widely-used artistic techniques today is described by Robyn O’Neil in her explanation of the Psychological Landscape.

Amy Raehse & Joyce J. Scott on Her “Soul Erased” Series | Craft in America

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Curator Amy Raehse and artist Joyce J. Scott speak about Scott's Soul Erased print series.

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