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.


  • Center for the Arts Students Begin Scholarship Campaign

    There is a scholarship fund on the horizon for students who have a creative voice that needs to be heard.  The Dean’s Student Advisory Committee of the Center of the ...

  • Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    The Early Career Art Teachers group host gatherings for early career art teachers and recent art ed alums to offer support, meet each other, offer support in the chall...

  • Dr. Lisa Kay Receives the Mary J. Rouse Award

    Dr. Lisa Kay, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices, has been honored with the Mary J. Rouse Award. "Seeing my name ad...

  • Undergraduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    Kathryn Schlavi

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    Kathryn Sclavi (Tyler MEd, 2011) works as a socially-engaged artist, educator, and art education consultant.  She collaborates with communities to create unique gathering spaces meant to enhance learning, encourage communication, celebrate space, and inspire change. In her artistic work, she creates event-based projects created through handmade tents, zines, mobile structures, parades, and more using media such as found objects, fiber, and costumes.  As an educator, Kate works with schools, non-profits, and museums facilitating artist-in-residence projects based on creating collaborative community creations such as murals, parades, zines, and more.  As a consultant, she runs professional development workshops for teaching artists on writing arts integration lessons; she works with classroom teachers to incorporate art making into their lessons, and writes arts integration curriculum for clients.   More

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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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    Annual Graduate Open House

    October 10, 2014

    Tyler's Annual Graduate Open House is an opportunity for prospective graduate students to tour the facilities, meet with faculty and curr

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    Digital Consequences—Reflections on the Creative and Experimental Use of Technology in Art

    September 30, 2014

    The Art & Technology Group is pleased to announce the upcoming event Digital Consequences—Reflections on the Creative and Experimenta

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    Producing Space lecture with artist Marisa Jahn

    November 21, 2013

    6:00 PM Thurs, November 21 Tyler School of Art, Temple University Room B004 / Free and open to the public Visual Studies is proud to pres

    Multiplicity Exhibition announcement
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    Multiplicity:: Artwork by MEd Graduate Students

    September 11, 2013

    09/11/2013 through 09/21/2013 Some of the work displayed in this exhibition is the result of continued study and development through p

    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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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    October 27, 2014

    The Early Career Art Teachers group host gatherings for early career art teachers and recent art ed alums to offer support, meet each oth


    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


    2014 NAEA National Convention

    Presenting at the 2014 National Art Education Association Convention in San Diego March 29-31


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