Blog Archive

May 24, 2019

Tyler Alumni in 5 into 1 Exhibition (May 23–June 23, 2019)

Author: Zachary Vickers

On May 23, 2019, in the Tyler School of Art’s Green Hallway Gallery, Philadelphia Sculptors hosted the opening of its 20th annual 5 into 1 exhibition (on view through June 23, 2019). The show features the work of some of the best up-and-coming artists who have graduated from five local institutions: the Moore College of Art & Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of the Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and Tyler. This year, Philadelphia Sculptors—the only professional organization of sculptors in the Philadelphia region, which expands public awareness of the role and value of sculpture within our culture—broadened its parameters for the exhibition beyond students who have graduated solely from sculpture programs. Curators selected artists who promote sculptural thinking and movement, spanning many disciplines and areas of study.  Read More

May 15, 2019

Art Education Department Hosts Safe Spaces Workshop for Student Teachers and Philadelphia Art Teacher's Alliance

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Saturday, March 27, 2019, Dr. Lisa Kay, Chair of the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department, hosted student teachers as well as art educators from the Philadelphia Art Teacher's Alliance at workshop about creating safe spaces for students. Attendees explored and experimented with the idea of safe space and learned practical strategies for weaving related theories and concepts into both art and teaching practice.   Read More

May 15, 2019

Student Teachers Attend Workshop with Christina Lukac, Adaptive Arts Educator

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Saturday April 6, 2019, Student Teachers attended a workshop with Christina Lukac, Adaptive Arts Educator at Olney Charter High School, titled "Art Making Strategies for Individuals in the Life Skills & Autism Support Classroom". The workshop focused on strategies for teaching art in a wide range of settings for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Christina Lukac is an artist and educator who has worked with a wide range of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the non-profit and general education setting. She presented her research at the 2017 International Conference on Disability Studies, Art, and Education in Helsinki, Finland. Christina holds BFA with Art Education Concentration from Tyler Scool of Art and a Masters degree in Art Education with a Focus on Special Populations from Moore College of Art and Design.  Read More

May 14, 2019

The Art of Teaching Art with Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Student Teachers participated in a “The Art of  Teaching  Art” workshop on honing how we teach with Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews on March 13, 2019. This interactive workshop was packed with useful tools for the classroom. Guest facilitator Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews hosted a 2-hour session honing in on how we teach and what to do when obstacles arise. This included learning to play and lead a few icebreaker games suitable for all ages, as well as unpacking some sticky situations that come up in teaching art and eploring possible solutions.  Read More

May 14, 2019

In Light & Color: A Workshop by Carol Saylor

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Saturday March 23, 2019, Carol Saylor, Tyler/Temple BFA Painting, BS in Education, will shared her memoir and facilitated a Ceramics workshop. Originally a painter, Saylor gradually turned to sculpture during about 25 years of progressive deafness and blindness.   Read More

May 14, 2019

Annual Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2019 class of 22 student art teachers for an exemplary Art of Student Teaching Exhibition. Their hard work, and capacity to rise to any challenge, both individually and as a community, has been consistent and impressive!       Read More

May 6, 2019

Marlise Brown (PhD candidate, Art History) selected to participate in the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) hosts the seminar, which will be held this summer (2019) in New York. It is a two-week intensive program where participants attend workshops, meet with curators, directors, educators, and trustees from New York museums and cultural institutions. Each participant is paired with a curator in the city who will act as a mentor. Read More