KLRN Virtual | Art

February 24, 2016
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Hello and welcome to the KLRN Virtual Classroom--a place where students can chat & learn about many different topics using the wealth of information available through PBS.

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KLRN Virtual Classroom Welcome!

Meet Young Manga Artist Lilly Cernak

Lilly Cernak, daughter of Alan Cernak, is a young successful manga artist.

Drawing Cartoons with Emotion with Sirron Norris

Follow along as Sirron Norris demonstrates how to draw different emotions on cartoon character faces. See how subtle changes make a big difference when expressing emotion through art.

Abstracting Everyday Objects with David Huffman | KQED Arts

See more at ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ Artist David Huffman provides the inspiration for a fun art project. Choose your favorite object and find different ways to abstract it to explore its symbolism.

Malleable Objects

Margaret Craig, Department Chair of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at the Southwest School of Art, gives us a glimpse into her art making practice. This documentary was produced in association with Southwest School of Art, learn more about their BFA program at www.swschool.org. Learn more about the artist at www.MargaretCraig.com. Special thanks to REM Gallery. Music by Chris Zabriskie.

Ben Venom is a Punk Rock Quilter: What's Your Style? | KQED Arts

Click to learn more: wp.me/p4AWsA-cp San Francisco's Ben Venom creates punk quilts for everyday rockers who want to be cozy, as well as quilts that are a little less functional and sit more comfortably in a framed-art context.

Making Stencils with Mike Shine

Visit the Shine Shack and watch a primer on stencil-making with artist Mike Shine. Shine has recently been working on large-scale, multi-layered stencils to create murals in the Tenderloin.

What’s Your Style? Folk Art + Wordplay Makes Artist Evah Fan(tastic)

Click to learn more: wp.me/p4AWsA-dO Artist Evah Fan makes drawings, zines and more in a style that is influenced by wordplay and folk art techniques. She tells visual stories through her interpretation of words she finds tantalizing with their multiple meanings.

Autumn, a Young Artist, Prodigy, and Philanthropist | Citizen Kid by Disney

#CitizenKid and "Pint-sized Picasso," Autumn, is one of the most celebrated artists of her generation.

Neo-Folk Art with Kristin Farr

Inspired by traditional art forms and neon colors of the ’80s, Richmond-based artist Kristin Farr explores a legacy of folk art infused with her own contemporary viewpoint.

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42min 7sec


  • KLRN

    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.

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  • Susie Monday

    Susie Monday is an artist and teacher who works from her studio in Pipe Creek, about an hour from downtown San Antonio. Her large textile collage stitched art evokes the culture, stories and landscapes of the Texas Borderlands — the inner creative life of the artist. Working in mixed media on fabric, Susie dyes, screen prints and/or digitally designs much of the fabrics she uses. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Susie has also taught art, creative process and design process to children, teachers, artists and writers across the country, both in person and online. Over the past 40 years, she has designed exhibits and programs and served as a consultant to numerous museums, art institutions, school districts and corporations, notably the the Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian Institution, Children’s Museum of San Antonio, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Campfire Girls and Boys, The San Antonio Public Library, Neiman Marcus, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and Big Thought, Dallas. She is coauthor of The Missing Alphabet, The Parents’ Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids (themissingalphabet.com/about-the-book/). For more about Susie and her courses, exhibits and art, see www.susiemonday.com.

  • Margaret Craig

    Margaret Craig received a degree in Biology Secondary Education, a BS in Art and an MA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She invented Tar Gel Pressless Etching and has demonstrated that and other techniques at national conferences. She is often involved in trade portfolios and exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. Currently she is Professor and Chair of Printmaking at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX . Her original Biology degree has been a major influence in the visual and ecological context of her work, and her shop promotes a less toxic approach to printmaking. For more about Margaret and her art, see www.margaretcraig.com.

  • Victoria Suescum

    The work of Victoria Suescum, has been exhibited internationally since 1983 in biennales and other venues in Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Italy, Korea, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic and the United States (Laredo, New York City, Miami, Boston, Berkeley, Fort Worth, San Antonio.) Exhibition highlights include official participation in the 50th Venice Biennale, “Crosscurrents Contemporary Painting from Panama, 1968-1998” which opened in New York City’s America’s Society, and “Del Centro a la Isla” at the Casa de las Americas in Cuba. Honors include a residency at the MacDowell Colony. Suescum has served as visiting artist, guest speaker and panelist. Including serving as Secretary to the Board of the grass roots Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio, TX. Originally from Panama, the artist now lives in San Antonio and is Associate Professor at Austin Community College. Suescum earned an MFA University of Texas, San Antonio , and her BA from Wellesley College. She also attended the New York Studio School and the Wesleyan University Program in Paris.

  • Deborah Keller- Rihn

    Deborah Keller-Rihn is an artist, teacher, and organizer who sees art as a spiritual practice and who values creativity as a powerful tool for personal healing and cultural transformation. Her interest in women’s issues and Eastern spirituality led her to create the 21 Aspects of Tara, based upon Tibet’s most popular goddess who represents compassion and virtuous and enlightened activity as well as many mandala inspired art works and performances. In 2012, she went to India to document the kolam tradition practiced by the women there. Kolams are a geometric art form similar to mandalas that has been practiced by the women of South India for millennia. Since her return she has created several shows inspired by her travels including Personal Journey at Northwest Vista College, The Many Faces of India at the San Antonio Health Science Center Library, Namaste at Highwire Arts in San Antonio and Works by Three at St. Mary’s University. The show at St. Mary’s features kolam photographs that are hand colored and enhanced with an encaustic technique. The Personal Journey show featured portraits in altar boxes and also works by other local artists about their own journeys whether internal or external. The show at Highwire Arts, called Namaste was an installation of 30 portraits in hand painted altar boxes within an environment made to resemble a Hindu Temple with kolams drawn on the floor as well as Indian music and dancing. These shows about India are just the latest in a long artistic career. The artist has a studio and gallery in the Blue Star Arts Complex called Keller~Rihn Studio where she has been for many years. She teaches Photography and Humanities at Northwest Vista College and has been working for over thirty years as an artist, teacher, organizer and fine arts facilitator and has helped shape the cultural landscape of San Antonio through her work as education curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art, program director at Bihl Haus Arts, arts program manager at Centro Cultural Aztlan and as an independent curator and organizer. She maintains an active exhibition schedule and has several shows a year. Her work is in the permanent collections of UTSA and the San Antonio Blood and Tissue Center. Deborah has a BA in Humanities where she graduated magna cum laude with honors, teaching credential in All-Level Art from UT Austin and a master’s degree in Art from Texas A & M ~Kingsville.

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