Art Education

The Art Education area serves and celebrates the community that surrounds it. Its programs send talented teachers into neighborhood schools, enliven the visual landscape with inspiring public artwork and enrich the cultural climate of the city by sponsoring multi-media and performing arts collaborations.

Teaching certification coursework prepares students to qualify for the PA Teaching Certification in Art for grades K–12. The program accomplishes this through combining a rigorous course of study in studio art, art history, art education, education and Temple’s General Education curriculum, with field placements in Philadelphia schools at all grade levels, which allows students to pinpoint their interests and teaching capabilities.

Upcoming Events

Lecture Series

  • October 21, 2015
  • 5:30pm

Urban art educators Walter Myrick (B.S., '10) and Tim Gibbon (MEd, '15) will speak about their experiences as teaching artists in Philade...

  • April 13, 2015
  • 5:00pm

Play with simple electronics and the art of paper folding. We will explore various origami figures and then activate them with simple mot...

  • October 06, 2014
  • 6:00pm

Dr. Andrea Kantrowitz will be discussing the role of cognitive science in the practice of drawing. Her unique perspective on the way we d...

News

  • Dr. Jo-Anna Moore to present at the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chicago this year! A number of pro...

  • Professor Wendy Osterweil Announces Workshop at Appalachian Center for Craft

    Professor Wendy Osterweil of Tyler's Art Education department will be teaching an intensive fibers workshop at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Cookeville, TN, July...

  • Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    Tyler's Art Education program is proud to sponsor and support this semester’s Early Career Art Teacher (ECAT) meetings at Tyler! These get-togethers are an opportunity...

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    Tim Gibbon

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    Tim Gibbon (MEd, Certificate in Community Arts Practices, 2014) is an artist and educator who lives and works in Philadelphia. Both his teaching and studio practices are rooted in the collaborative production of socially engaged public artwork. Tim works in a variety of mediums including silkscreen, fibers, sculpture, and murals. His experience and research lie in the field of community-based art education for social justice, with a focus on race and gender equity. After graduating from Tyler, Tim continued to work as a Teaching Artist with Congreso de Latinos Unidos in several K-12 public schools in North Philadelphia. He also worked as Project Manager for Pepón Osorio's reForm, a project installed in a Tyler Art Education classroom which addresses the budget-related closure of Fairhill, a North Philadelphia school where Tim used to teach. Additionally, Tim worked as Community Organizer for Hank Willis Thomas' Philly Block Project, a collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Kensington residents to create a community-sourced photo archive. More

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    October 1st is the deadline for applications for Spring 2016 Internships and Student Teachers. Applications can be dropped off at B088 in

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    September 23, 2015

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    January 14, 2015

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    February 25, 2015

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    Wendy Osterweil presented “Puppetry Partners: Engaged Responses to African American Art" and Lisa Kay was a Panelist, “Silence, Neutralit

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