Celebrate Youth Art Month | KQED Art School


 

Creation and appreciation of art knows no age limit. January is National Youth Art Month and to celebrate, we’ve curated an arts collection for your classroom. Help students learn about the elements of art, including color, shape, texture, and line, and discover new mediums, like digital portraits and cartooning. Use this collection both this month and throughout the year to inspire your students to develop their own artistic styles.

 

  • Elements of Art: Space | KQED Art School

    Space is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Value, Color, and Texture. Using site specific art as a starting point, we highlight the techniques that artists use to control and manipulate space in their work.

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

    Value is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Color, Space, and Texture. Through the lens of black and white photography, we look at how artists produce value scales and contrast, and how different kinds of lines change the way we perceive depth and space. Learn how different valies can invoke different emotions in this video. 

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

    Color is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Value, Space, and Texture. Learn how different colors have different impacts on how emotions are conveyed throught art.

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

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

    Form is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Space, Shape, Value, Color, and Texture. Through the eye-fooling genre of Trompe L'oeil, we look at a variety of techniques artists use to transform shapes into forms and give their art depth and dimension. 

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

    Shape is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Texture, Value, Space, and Color. 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: 6-12
  • 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. However, lines are not only limited to drawings. They apply to photographs, videos and anything that is placed anywhere deliberately to convey meaning. Learn about the different types of lines here. 

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    Grades: 6-12
  • Painting Portraits with Jeremy Sutton

    Watch as portrait artist, Jeremy Sutton reveals his inspirations, from historical art masters to the passionate subjects of his portraits. Portraits were historically commissioned by either members of the Church or the absurdly wealthy, but Sutton chooses to focus his portraits on the complete opposite -- everyday scenes from everyday members of society, almost as an act of rebellion.

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    Grades: 6-12
  • 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: 6-12
  • Cartoon Style with Sirron Norris

    Meet San Francisco artist Sirron Norris, who discusses his public and commercial art projects. Although he works on projects like "Bob's Burgers," he still makes time to teach a cartoon-drawing class for kids every Saturday. He says that the best part about drawing cartoons is that there's no expectations. He teaches the children this, and that as long as they are proud of what they've created, then what they've created is perfect.

    Grades: 2-12