Drawing Ideas

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Drawing Ideas: Drawing and illustration are often the foundation for creation. Artists often sketch ideas and flesh them out into detailed, 2D works, or they use sketching as a tool for building 3D or digital objects. Meet some of the most exciting artists around, and discover different ways that artists use drawing and illustration to communicate messages.

  • Ala Ebtekar: Visual Arts (Line Drawing)

    In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet Ala Ebtekar, a visual artist whose large-scale line drawings explore the contrasts and similarities between contemporary hip hop culture and traditional Iranian culture.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Caleb Duarte: Visual Artist (Sculptural Paintings)

    Caleb Duarte works with a combination of found materials, architectural building supplies, painting and drawing to create temporary installations and "sculptural paintings" that evoke poignant narratives of home, shelter and displacement.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Enrique Chagoya: Visual Arts (Print Making)

    In this Spark video produced by KQED, explore the methods and history of print and political satire as vehicles for creative expression and social change though the art of Enrique Chagoya.

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

    In this Art School video produced by KQED, meet San Francisco portrait artist, Jeremy Sutton, who pays tribute to creative luminaries in San Francisco and beyond.

    Grades: K-13+
  • Josephine Taylor: Visual Arts (Drawing)

    In this Spark video produced by KQED, find out what Josephine Taylor is really thinking when she creates her psycho- dramatic drawings.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Paul Madonna: Visual Artist

    Paul Madonna's work captures the subtle and intricate tones, spaces and moods of San Francisco neighborhoods.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Cartoon Style with Sirron Norris

    in this Art School media gallery produced by KQED, meet San Francisco artist Sirron Norris who makes both commerical and fine art in a distinct, colorful cartoon style. See a demonstration on basic cartooning techniques.

    Grades: K-13+
  • Graphic Novels with Thien Pham

    In this series of Art School videos produced by KQED, meet Thien Pham, an Oakland artist and educator. Pham shows how to draw a four-panel comic and demonstrates ideas for character development.

    Grades: K-13+
  • Illustrating Personal Stories with Wendy Macnaughton

    In this media gallery from Art School produced by KQED, Wendy Macnaughton discusses her illustrated approach to journalism and her book-making process. MacNaughton also demonstrates how to draw coffee cups and wine glasses.

    Grades: K-13+

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