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This collection of videos was made for teaching and learning about street art.  Each artist discusses their practice in an interview, and many demonstrate hands-on art-making techniques.

  • 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+
  • Know Your Graffiti Vocab

    For new initiates to graffiti, it is important to distinguish between different styles. We asked graffiti artist Neon to describe the five different types of graff on the streets. Knowing these terms can help you evaluate, critique, and appreciate these giant murals.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Days

    Learn about the pioneers of Bay Area graffiti, the most popular places to paint, and different styles of graffiti. Also learn about the PBS film Style Wars, which had a big impact on artists around the country.

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    Grades: 6-13+
  • Olek Covers the World in Crochet

    Go behind the scenes with Olek as she crochets an entire room - floor to ceiling - for her exhibit at White Walls Gallery and discusses her artistic path, process and intentions.

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    Grades: 6-12
  • 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+
  • Stencils on the Street with Mike Shine

    Mike Shine's interests range from surfing to carnivals, and his dynamic approach to art making manifests as immersive installations, which he's created throughout the Bay Area at local museums, galleries, and even at his home in Bolinas, "The Shine Shack". In this media gallery, visit the Shine Shack and get a primer on stencil-making, and learn about Shine's style, and his history of working with stencils, which are one of the most accessible tools for creating a message and spreading it (or spray painting it) widely.

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    Grades: K-13+