Drawing

MN Original | Textile Artist Mary Giles

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles’ work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature. Learn about the creation and use of symbols in her work and create your own. 

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Illustrating Personal Stories with Wendy Macnaughton

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator  who works on a variety of projects, including her "drawn journalism" publications, which she creates by spending a few weeks interacting with different communities. She draws people, interviews them, and listens to their stories, then compiles the information into a book or collection of drawings. One of her recent books is about the people of San Francisco Public Library's main branch. Her illustrations have been published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and her newest project is a book called Lost Cat. She also demonstrates how to draw coffee cups and wine glasses. 

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!

MN Original | Artist & Designer Maggie Thompson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Artist and designer Maggie Thompson uses textiles to create cozy knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes related to her Native American ancestry. Learn about her process and how she uses her work to explore and challenge difficult issues around race, identity and grief.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Learning and Making | Art in the 21st Century: "Investigation"

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Dive into the world of sculptor Leonardo Drew, in this clip from Art in the 21st Century: "Investigation." Find out how a sculptor's artwork can change from what the artist initially intends, and learn more about the materials and processes that an artist might use. Drew talks about the creation process and what he has learned from his past exhibits.

Five Steps to Make Your Own Political Art | KQED Art School

Icon: 
Streaming icon

For hundreds of years, artists have used their work to spread messages about important issues. Eye-catching artworks can help start a dialogue about social justice, as well as raise awareness for political candidates, activists, and others who see room for improvement in their community and beyond. This video details a formula for making political art in five easy steps by offering examples of successful projects from high profile artists Banksy, Corita Kent, Emory Douglas, Ai Wei Wei, Shepard Fairey and Barbara Kruger. Boldness, accessibility, visibility and reproducibility are just a few of the qualities that help make political art stand out and reach new audiences. Follow these five steps to create your own political art, and let your work shout a message from the rooftops!

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Elements of Art: Texture | KQED Art School

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Texture is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Value, Space, and Color. Here we look at the how visual artists try to stimulate our sight and our other senses through different textures. They create something that we can see and feel or imagine the feeling of and try to engage us in that way as well. Learn how different textures (and implied textures) convey different feelings here. 

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!

Sumi-e Art Like Richard Kaufman

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Use Kanji symbols to create your own Sumi-e art in the style of Richard Kaufman.

Collaborative Art with Amy Franceschini | KQED Art School

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Hit the streets as your own, custom-made Superhero and work for the common good of your city! Artist Amy Franceschini has fashioned an inspiring lesson that will help guide you through the entire process from brainstorming logos, mottos and costumes to ensuring that your Superhero works to help solve a community's needs. This lesson is part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Open Studio. Find Amy's entire lesson plan here: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/educato... Check out the entire Open Studio collection for more activities centered around contemporary art: https://www.sfmoma.org/educators/

Lettering Artistry with Jessica Hische | KQED Art School

Icon: 
Streaming icon

San Francisco artist and author Jessica Hische has designed everything from chocolate lettering to Wes Anderson movie title sequences. Here she takes us into her design studio with a demo on custom lettering from pencil sketch to vector paths.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here! 

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

Icon: 
Streaming icon

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.

Pages