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.

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  • New Teaching Artist Course Offered in Fall 2016!

    The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a new course designed for artists looking to expand their teaching experiences. Students fr...

  • NEW Continuing Ed Summer Program: Digital Design & Fabrication

    Continuing Education is excited to be offering our new class: Digital Design & Fabrication! This workshop is open to high school students who are interested in exp...

  • Tyler Alums Discuss Being Artist-Educators

    Tyler alums Marie Elcin (MEd '12) and Robyn Miller ('80) visited Tyler to give a panel presentation on balancing personal artistic practice with a professional art edu...

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    Rachel Yoder

    Rachel Yoder

    Rachel Yoder was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1981.  She received her BS in Art Education from Tyler School of Art in 2011.  Yoder spent three years teaching art in the inner city of Philadelphia before deciding to return home to Berks County, where she has deep Pennsylvania Dutch roots in the Fisher and Deturk families.  She wanted to be closer to the palpable Pennsylvania Dutch culture and heritage of this area.  She is currently pursuing an MFA in Communication Design at Kutztown University. Yoder is an active folk artist specializing in contemporary interpretations of fraktur style paintings and portraits of der Belsnickel.  Yoder has exhibited at Tyler School of Art, Kutztown University and The Hex Factory gallery.  She just finished writing and illustrating her first bilingual children's book, Penny Olive, in December 2015, which was written to engage young people and help preserve Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture.  Penny Olive was published by Masthof Press in January 2016. Her work has been featured in Deitsch, Side Arts, and reviewed in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Yoder lives and works in Boyertown, Pennsylvania with her three children and husband. More

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    Lisa Kay and Wendy Osterweil to Lead Professional Development Workshops for Philadelphia School District

    April 26, 2016

    Professors Wendy Osterweil and Lisa Kay will give professional development workshops for the School District of Philadelphia art teachers

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    Unwritten: MEd Artist Book Exhibition

    April 18, 2016

    Unwritten is a group exhibition organized by Tyler's MEd Contemporary Issues in Art Education class, featuring the work of Valentina Wilc

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    Re:search: The Art(ist) Education (An MEd Thesis Exhibition)

    April 18, 2016

    Graduating M.E.d students Nora Baglivo, Ashley Blubaugh, and Jennifer DiCesare Galati will be exhibiting their thesis work from April 18t

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    The Art of Student Teaching 2016

    April 20, 2016

    Come to the Art of Student Teaching show! Put on by Temple/Tyler student art teachers in Philadelphia-area schools, the show features wor

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    Bus Trip to Teachers College, NYC

    April 05, 2016

    Art Education is taking a field trip! Join Art Ed students on a trip to Teachers College in NYC, where Mary Hafeli will speak about her b

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    The Artist-Educator: Maintaining Your Art Practice

    April 04, 2016

    Join Tyler alums Marie Elcin (MEd '12) & Robyn Miller ('80) for a panel presentation on maintaining your own artistic practice as an

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler!

    March 15, 2016

    Last Thursday, Tyler's Art Education Department was proud to once again host a meeting for Early Career Art Teachers (ECAT). It was a won

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    Urban Art Educators

    March 16, 2016

    Urban art educators Walter Myrick (B.S., '10) and Beth Pulcinella (M. Ed., '14) will speak about their experiences as teaching artists in

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    Lead Act Transform II: Share Your Vision

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Lead, Inspire, Hope: A Trauma-informed Art Education

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Artful Coalitions: Challenging Adverse Adolescent Girls' Experiences through Art

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Yes, and…: Enlivening the Classroom With Quick Contemporary Art Activities

    March 17, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference in Chic

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    Drawing the Visible and Invisible in Art and Science

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference in Chic

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    Philosophy of Education, Imagination, and Art Teaching: Implications for Practice

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Philadelphia Theater Company Workshop

    February 24, 2016

    The Philadelphia Theater Company is presenting a workshop on improvisational theater techniques! This workshop is perfect for preservice

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    January 19, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education program is proud to sponsor and support this semester’s Early Career Art Teacher (ECAT) meetings at Tyler! These ge

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    Applications Due for Fall Art Education Interns and Student Teachers

    March 01, 2016

    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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    Clay Programs of Excellence: Philadelphia Area High Schools

    January 07, 2016

    Come see the work of Philadelphia area high school ceramics students, many taught by Tyler alums! Students participating in the show will

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    Art of Student Teaching 2015 poster
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    The Art of Student Teaching

    December 02, 2015

    Come to the Art of Student Teaching show! Put on by Tyler student art teachers, the show features work by K-12 students from Philadelphia

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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

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    Urban Art Educators

    October 21, 2015

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

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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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    Be A Sport

    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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    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

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    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

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    Sculpture by Merion Elementary Student
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    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

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    Students performing in the Caperucita Roja
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    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

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    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

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    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,”

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    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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