Art for Change

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Use the following PBS LearningMedia Arts Activism collection to learn about how artists are making a difference in their communities. Whether making murals to inform communities about the importance of a clean planet, or learning how to make your own political art, this collection can be used in your classroom to help your students learn how to use art for change.

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Art for Change

Art for Change | PBS LearningMedia

Use the following videos to learn about how artists are making a difference in their communities. Whether making murals to inform communities about the importance of a clean planet, or learning how to make your own political art, this collection can be used in your classroom to help your students learn how to use art for change.

Music for Social Justice with Aisha Fukushima Art For Change, Create Animation, School Videos, Political Art, Classroom Projects, Fukushima, Hip Hop Artists, Social Issues

Music for Social Justice with Aisha Fukushima | PBS LearningMedia

Meet "Raptivist" Aisha Fukushima, who creates music that promotes social justice and travels the world, collaborating with a global network of hip hop artists. As a young child, she felt the microaggressions that are a result of racism and felt that writing was the only place she was truly free of judgment and limitations. She brought that talent to the stage and hopes that it will inspire social progress. Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here!

Tania Bruguera: Activist Art

Tania Bruguera: Activist Art | Art in the 21st Century: "Legacy"

Tania Bruguera: Activist Art

The Alcatraz hospital is one of the locations the public doesn't usually see. It will be included in Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s Alcatraz installation this fall. Art For Change, Places Ive Been, Places To Go, Ai Weiwei, Political Art, Continents, Prison, The Dreamers, San Francisco

Ai Weiwei Project on Alcatraz Creates Dialogue about Prison System | KQED Arts | PBS LearningMedia

Ai Weiwei Project on Alcatraz Creates Dialogue about Prison System

Social-practice art can look like just about anything: journalism, community organizing, even a shop. The goal is to engage the audience and help people thin. Art For Change, Social Practice, Environmental Change, Political Art, Community Organizing, Classroom Projects, High School Art, Social Issues

Social Practice Art: Engaging Community Through Art | KQED Arts | PBS LearningMedia

Social Practice Art: Engaging Community Through Art

Belarusian Waltz: Art as a Form of Protest Art For Change, Political Art, Student Learning, Politics, How To Plan, Artist, Fictional Characters, Fantasy Characters, Amen

Belarusian Waltz: Art as a Form of Protest | PBS LearningMedia

This lesson plan is designed to be used with the film, Belarusian Waltz, which shows various ways that an artist protests the virtual dictatorship that governs his homeland of Belarus. Classrooms can use this lesson to explore the use of art as a form of protest and means of bringing about change.

Show students how artists incorporate environmental concerns into their work with the KQED Arts eco-literacy collection. Environmental Change, Environmental Science, Art For Change, Online Art School, Feminist Movement, Education Information, Murals Street Art, Political Art, Nature Journal

Painting A Future for Wildlife with Jane Kim and Ink Dwell | KQED Art School | PBS LearningMedia

Painting a Future for Wildlife with Jane Kim and Ink Dwell

For hundreds of years, artists have used their work to spread messages about important issues. Eye-catching artworks can help start a… Political Posters, Political Art, High School Art, Middle School Art, Emory Douglas, Art For Change, Appropriation Art, Wei Wei, Art Stand

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

5 Steps to Make Your Own Political Art

Sanaz Mazinani is an artist with a background in political activism who uses art to inspire dialogue about perceptions of cultural identity. Visual Art Lessons, Visual Arts, Art For Change, Asian Art Museum, Social Activist, Cultural Identity, Political Art, High School Art, Elements Of Art

Art + Activism with Sanaz Mazinani | KQED Art School | PBS LearningMedia

Sanaz Mazinani is an artist with a background in political activism who uses art to inspire dialogue about perceptions of cultural identity. In the latest episode of Art School, she describes her current art practice. Using online media focusing on world news and pop culture as her source material, she creates symmetrical photo collages and videos that abstract familiar images and invite viewers to reconsider visual culture and its meaning and influence on public opinion and social justice…