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

  • November 01, 2015
  • 11:45pm

Priority deadline for Transfer applicants applying for the Spring 2016 semester. Please go to the following link for information regardin...

Lecture Series

  • 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...


  • Art Education Department to Represent Tyler School of Art/Temple University at the 2016 NAEA Conference

    The Art Education Department will be representing Tyler School of Art/Temple University at the National Art Education Association Covention in Chicago, Illinois, March...

  • Upcoming Show - MathThematic: a fine art exhibition

    Regina Ceribelli, a senior in Tyler's BFA with teaching certifcation program, has been selected as a participant in "MathThematic: a fine art exhibition" at the Univer...

  • Dr. Lisa Kay Receives PAEA Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator Award

    Dr. Lisa Kay, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices, has been awarded the 2015 PAEA Outstanding Special Needs Art Educ...

  • Undergraduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    Lauren Stichter

    Photo of Lauren Stichter

    Lauren Stichter is a Philadelphia native who graduated from Tyler School of Art with her BFA in Ceramics and a teaching certification. After graduating from Tyler, Lauren became the lead art teacher at The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and continued her work there for 15 years. While at PSD Lauren completed her Master’s in Education, focusing the majority of her studies around positive behavior supports for those who have special needs. In 2009, Lauren spent a 6 month sabbatical in northern India where she taught art to children who have different abilities and trained local educators how to incorporate art into their curriculum. More

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    Student Teacher Joy Waldinger with her host teacher Marie Huard
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    Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

    April 28, 2015

    Tyler's Art Education Program held its Spring Art of Student Teaching show this past Sunday. In the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, students

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    July 02, 2015

    Leah Modigliani, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies,has work included in The Art Gallery of Mississauga's exhibition Be a Sport, which

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    September 17, 2015

    The Early Career Art Teachers group hosts gatherings for early career art teachers and recent art ed alums to meet each other and offer s

    poster for Uncommon Core: Artwork by MEd Graduate Students
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    Uncommon Core: Artwork by MEd Graduate Students

    September 23, 2015

    Come see the work of Tyler's Art Education graduate students!  This show is a sampling of the diverse work produced by teaching artists i

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    Applications Due for Spring Interns and Student Teachers

    October 01, 2015

    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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    The Art of Student Teaching

    April 21, 2015

    Come to the Art of Student Teaching show! Put on by Temple/Tyler student art teachers at area schools, the show features work by students

    Prof. Lisa Kay with the student teachers' Visual Notes
    Student Life

    Art Education Student Exhibition

    January 14, 2015

    People from all walks of life fill Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery within the Tyler School of Art. The walls are adorned with colorful pieces

    Sculpture by Merion Elementary Student
    Featured Event

    Applications Due for Fall Interns and Student Teachers

    March 01, 2015

    March 1st is the deadline for applications for Fall 2015 Internships and Student Teachers. Application can be dropped off at B088 in Tyle

    Students performing in the Caperucita Roja
    Art Education

    Caperucita Roja and the Big Bad Wolf

    May 14, 2014

    Once upon a time… 7 months ago, Marion Ramirez (MFA Dance), Tim Gibbon (Med Art Education), and Desiree Bender (Med Art Education) met Wi

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    Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference 2014

    October 31, 2014

      Presentations and Presenters Papercuts: Create a Web of Life, Associate Professor Wendy Osterweil Create paper cuts inspired by f

    Show card for Firefly Illuminations Show
    Art Education

    Dr. Lisa Kay Featured in Temple News

    February 25, 2015

    Firefly Illuminations, Dr. Lisa Kay's work with Carson Valley Children's Aid, was on show at the Woodmere Museum until February 22nd, 201

    Community Arts Practices student work
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    "Radical Jewish Philadelphia" at the Hidden City Philadelphia Festival

    June 09, 2013

    BILLY YALOWITZ and students from the Community Arts Practices program at Tyler School of Art will present “Radical Jewish Philadelphia,”


    National Art Education Convention

    April 8, 2013

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

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    Clay Programs of Excellence in Philadelphia Area High Schools, 2015

    January 07, 2015

    Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department and the Craft Department's Ceramics Program were thrilled to host Philadelphia Area


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