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Who ARTed?

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Art is for everyone and Who ARTed makes art history accessible for anyone who enjoys exploring visual arts in an audio medium. We mix a bit of humor with adequate research to tell the story behind the works and surprising facts that make the visual arts more interesting and relatable for everyone. With a strengths based approach to art analysis, the goal with every episode is to find the good. 

 

Art is the product of human creativity. The capacity to think symbolically and express ourselves creatively is what makes humans special. It is how and why we got out of the trees. Art is a form of visual communication that helps us relate to others, understand our past, our present and envision a better future. Who ARTed is dedicated to equity celebrating the achievements of artists of all cultures. We appreciate artistry in all of its forms. From Leonardo da Vinci to Lego designers, Who ARTed is here to help you recognize the genius in all art forms one piece at a time.

 

Hosted by Kyle Wood, a visual artist and art teacher, Who ARTed brings you weekly art history for all ages. Whether you are cramming for your art history exam, trying to learn a few facts so you can sound smart at fashionable dinner parties, or just looking to hear something with a more positive tone, we’ve got you covered. 

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Kyle Wood

Kyle Wood took the winding path in life. As a child he excelled academically and accepted a full tuition academic scholarship to college with the intention of studying medicine. After a month, he decided he would not want to make a career of seeing people on their worst days. He walked away to pursue his creative passions. 

 

He played music in a few bands before a friend intervened telling him that he was terrible as a musician but ok as a visual artist. His friends then bundled his paintings and drawings into a makeshift portfolio to attend one of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s immediate decision days. Despite the shambolic presentation, the admissions person saw potential admitting Kyle to the prestigious school where he earned a BFA in 2007.

 

After graduating from SAIC, Kyle began his teaching career. He quickly gained recognition for his approach to education focusing on the strengths each child brings to their work and his unique application of gaming methods to make the learning process more fun. As a teacher leader, he has presented at multiple academic conferences, appeared on educational podcasts and offers free resources for other art teachers on his website. His Arts Madness Tournament has grown every year as more teachers and students around the United States discover the joys of passing judgment on a diverse group of artists.

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