Celebrate Youth Art Month | KQED Art School


Creation and appreciation of art has no age limit. Celebrate Youth Art Month with the following PBS LearningMedia Collection. With this curated collection, students learn the elements of art, painting portraits and drawing cartoons. 

 

  • Elements of Art: Space | KQED Art School

    Dive deep into the complex role that space plays in the visual arts. Using site-specific art as a starting point, learn about the specific techniques artists use to control and manipulate space in their work.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Elements of Art: Value | KQED Art School

    Explore how artists are able to create the illusion of light through a wide variety of color and tonal values.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Elements of Art: Color | KQED Art School

    By considering the vital, vibrant work of the Color Field painters of the 1950s and '60s, learn how color is a worthy subject for an artwork all on its own.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Elements of Art: Texture | KQED Art School

    In this fourth installment of our Elements of Art series, we look at the how visual artists try to engage our sense of touch.

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    Grades: 6-13+
  • Elements of Art: Form | KQED Art School

    Study up on the different ways visual artists create Form. Through the eye-fooling genre of Trompe L'oeil, we look at techniques artists use to transform shapes into forms.

     

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    Grades: 6-13+
  • Elements of Art: Shape | KQED Art School

    Shape is one of the seven basic building blocks of art. Using still life paintings of fruit, we look into how artists create their individual style and develop a unique approach to making shapes.

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    Grades: 6-13+
  • Elements of Art: Line | KQED Art School

    Line is one of the seven basic elements of art along with Shape, Form, Texture, Value, Space and Color. These are the building blocks of all art and are a good place to start when making, looking at or analyzing works of art. Brush up on your visual literacy as we breakdown the wide variety of lines that artists use. Through the lens of the self-portrait, we look at how line is a way for artists to express their individual style and also a tool to control the messages they wish to communicate.

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    Grades: 6-13+
  • Painting Portraits with Jeremy Sutton

    Meet San Francisco portrait artist, Jeremy Sutton, who pays tribute to creative luminaries in San Francisco and beyond. In this video watch him create a portrait of San Francisco musician, Danny Armstrong. Sutton also discusses his connection to Renaissance painters, and demonstrates how mimicking old masters’ works helps him get ideas for his own contemporary portraits. Jeremy works with a variety of mediums, both digital and traditional. This video addresses connections between historical and contemporary paintings.

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    Grades: K-12
  • Happy, Sad, Mad: Cartoon Drawing with Sirron Norris | KQED Art School

    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.

    Grades: 3-4
  • Cartoon Style with Sirron Norris

    Murals by Sirron Norris can be found throughout San Francisco. Whether inside of restaurants, on roll-up doors of local businesses, or on the walls of the City's famed Balmy Alley, his cartoon-style artwork is instantly recognizable and enjoyed by children of all ages. Norris discussed his influences, cartooning, teaching, and the business of commercial art. He also takes some time to teach the basics of cartooning. 

    Grades: 2-13+