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MN Original | Artist & Designer Maggie Thompson

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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.

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

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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

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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!

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Elements of Art: Texture | KQED Art School

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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. 

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Sumi-e Art Like Richard Kaufman

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

Collaborative Art with Amy Franceschini | KQED Art School

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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

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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.

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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.

Zany Portraits in the Style of Charly Hamilton

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Learn to create your own art in the style of Charly Hamilton by following the steps modeled in this demonstration video.

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