Discover the secrets of contemporary art. Kkqed-artQED’s Art School features professional Bay Area artists who talk about their careers and intentions, then demonstrate a hands-on technique or concept. KQED Arts Education can help teachers of all subjects integrate the arts into their curricula.


Beat Boxing
Ghanaian Music
Making Comics
Making Paper
Museums Rule
Stop Motion
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kqed-sparkProduced by KQED Public Television, Spark is a weekly television show, educational outreach program, and website about Bay Area artists and arts organizations. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, Spark takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.


Community School
of Music & Arts
Opera San Jose
San Jose Taiko




youtharts-1Americans for the Arts’ YouthARTS Toolkit

Americans for the Arts’ YouthARTS Toolkit is designed to give arts agencies, juvenile justice agencies, social service organizations, and community-based organizations information about how to plan, run, provide training, and evaluate arts programs for at-risk youth.


artistic_edge_coverThe Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World
by Lisa Phillips

This book explores why leadership skills taught through the arts are what young people need most to be successful in life. In her recently release book, “The Artistic Edge” author, blogger, educator and CEO of Canada’s Academy of Stage and Studio Arts, Lisa Phillips discusses the top 10 skills children learn from the arts.


caCalifornia State Board of Education’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards

Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools in Dance, Music, Theatre & Visual Arts (Pre-kindergarten through Grade Twelve).


coreCommon Core State Standards (CCSS) Guiding Principles

Developed by one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards, the seven Guiding Principles for the Arts outlined in this document should guide development of curriculum modules and accompanying materials.



The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation’s leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to age 8, committed to bringing high-quality early care and education to all young children.


pbsPBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections.


raft-logoResource Area For Teaching (RAFT)

RAFT’s mission is to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning. RAFT’s products, services, and low-cost teaching supplies enrich and improve education.


artspirationSanta Clara County Office of Education’s Artspiration

Report on the Arts Education Initiative for Santa Clara County. Artspiration strives to ensure every student has access to quality arts experiences, regardless of school district, ethnicity, academic performance level, or socio-economic status.


tch-logoThe Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel is a video showcase — online and on TV — of inspired and effective teaching practices. Browse the videos see techniques great teachers use in their classrooms.



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