Art Education

March 7, 2017

MEd Candidate Selected for Summer Residency Programs

Author: issarevell

Daphne Smallwood, an ME.D in Art Education student at Tyler School of Art, has been selected to be a part of two highly competitive Artist-in-Residence programs: the Imagenes y Palabras and the Warm Heart Art residencies. Imagenes y Palabras is a small cultural organization in Spain that offers workshops, artist stays and classes throughout the year. The Warm Heart Art residency is located in Arusha, Tanzania, and Daphne will exhibit artwork that she has created during her residency there with other international artists. Daphne believes these residency experiences will help to expand her art practice and introduce her to artists from all over the world, as well as positively influence her practice as an art educator. Read More

February 27, 2017

'The Art of Recovery: An Exhibit of Work by Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders' at Tyler

Author: issarevell

This past Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, Tyler School of Art welcomed the Renfew Center and their traveling exhibition entitled 'The Art of Recovery: An Exhibit of Work by Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders' in the Tyler atrium. Over 60 people were in attendance for the event, including Professor Lisa Kay's Introduction to Art Therapy class. After hearing presentations by art therapist Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC and Shelby, a Renfrew Center alumna, students and attendants were able to engage them in discussion about their experiences at the Renfrew Center. After attending the event, one student remarked that it was "an eye-opening, deeply affecting experience". Read More

February 6, 2017

7th Annual Clay Programs of Excellence Exhibition a Success!

Author: issarevell

The 7th annual Clay Programs of Excellence: Philadelphia Area High Schools Exhibition, supported by a collaboration between Tyler's Ceramics and Art Education and Community Arts programs, was a success! Over 70 people attended the reception for the exhibition on January 29, 2017, including one school superintendent.   This year was the largest exhibition yet, with 17 Philadelphia area high schools participating. There were 49 works submitted by the school art teachers, and ten of the 17 participating art teachers this year were also graduates of Tyler's undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Participating students received scholarship vouchers for Tyler's summer Continuing Education programs.       Read More

January 23, 2017

AECAP Faculty Presenting at the 2017 National Art Education Association Convention

Author: issarevell

Art Education and Community Arts Practices faculty will be presenting several panels and presentations at the 2017 National Art Education Conference in NYC on March 2-4, 2017. Scheduled times for these panels and presentations are to be announced. March 3, 2017 CAC Forum: Alliance for Creative Change - Socially Engaged Arts Education Along with socially-engaged artists and community arts educations, Pepón Osorio will explore related goals, strategies, and possibilities for cross-pollination of practices, while considering the implications of creating a more direct dialogue between the disciplines. Changing the Discourse: Aren't We All "Special"? Lisa Kay will join members of the NAEA Special Needs in Art Education and the Women's Caucus on a panel to dialogue about the language of "special" in current educational discourse. Read More

December 5, 2016

Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

Author: issarevell

Every month, alumni of Tyler's Art Education program return to campus for Early Career Art Teacher meet-ups. These meetings are fun, supportive get-togethers where new teachers can share their experiences in the classroom, present lesson plan ideas, and make connections within the Philadelphia education community. This past week, Tyler's early career art teachers had a chance to visit the Art of Student Teaching exhibition and participate in a workshop led by Michael Catalano (pictured above). Read More

November 2, 2016

New Art Therapy Course Open to Undergraduates and Graduates!

Author: issarevell

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is excited to offer a new course during the spring 2017 semester for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about the field of Art Therapy. Introduction to Art Therapy ARTE 3004 (Undergraduate CRN# 31088)  Tuesdays 12:30-3 pm ARTE 8004 (Graduate CRN# 27050) Tuesdays 12:30-3 pm   Course Description This course offers students a didactic and experiential overview of the field of art therapy. Material covered includes history, theory, and practice of art therapy, processes and approaches, as well as a survey of populations, settings, and applications. Lectures, readings, discussion, audiovisual presentations, experiential art making exercises, and guest presentations comprise the structure of this course. Read More

October 10, 2016

MEd Candidate Presents at PAEA

Author: issarevell

What does the art of make-up aging teach us about value and form? MEd candidate Molly Porter, a former Hollywood makeup artist, delivered a presentation to this year's PAEA (Pennsylvania Art Education Association) Conference on how makeup techniques for film and television can be used for dynamic lessons on how to use light and shadow to shape 3D appearances. In the picture above, Molly Porter is giving a hands-on demonstration of her lesson plan to Professor Renee Jackson's Science and Art of Teaching class. Read More

September 28, 2016

SPARC Artists Visit Tyler!

Author: issarevell

On Thursday, September 22nd, artists from SPARC visited Tyler for a reception celebrating their current exhibition in Tyler's Underground Gallery. The exhibition, Gigantic Extravaganza, features large scale art by SPARC artists that haven't been displayed before, and was coordinated by Linda Price, Director of SPARC's Cultural Arts Center and Tyler alum. The artists were able to meet with Professor Renee Jackson's Science and Art of Teaching class and discuss their work during the reception, which is pictured above. The exhibition will remain open to the public until September 28th. Read More

August 1, 2016

Professor Wendy Osterweil Receives Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award

Author: Kari Scott

Wendy Osterweil, Associate Professor of Art Education, will receive the 2016 Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award from the Pennsyvania Art Education Association (PAEA), it was announced this week.  In their announcement, PAEA noted that "those who spoke in support of your nomination praise your passion and commitment to strengthen art as a key element in the educational system. Their knowledge of the many ways in which you worked within your field revealed your unceasing efforts and innovative activity in promoting arts values and importance.  You have set a hight standard for fine art educators..." We couldn't be more proud of Wendy and the contributions she makes to Tyler students and the Art Education Department! Read More

April 27, 2016

Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

Author: issarevell

Last Thursday, Tyler School of Art hosted the last Early Career Art Teachers (ECAT) gathering of the Spring 2016 semester. Teachers demonstrated lesson plans, shared student work, visited the Art of Student Teaching exhibition, and discussed their teaching experiences together with Professors Lisa Kay, Wendy Osterweil, JoAnna Moore, and Pepón Osorio. Monthly ECAT meetings will begin again in the Fall 2016 semester. Pictured above, from left to right: Jamie Forslund, Chrissy Seonia, Erica Mandell, Gabby Smarr, Wendy Osterweil,Walter Myrick, Jo-Anna Moore, Christina DeFabis. Front: Barbara Dasher and Molly Samuelson.   Read More


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