Art Education

November 11, 2020

Faculty Renee Jackson honored by PAEA as Outstanding Art Educator

Author: Zachary Vickers

Renee Jackson, assistant professor and program head of Art Education, is the recipient of the 2020 Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award at the PAEA Conference (October 16–17, 2020) for her research and teaching related to social justice art education and the integration of game-design and game-play as collaborative art forms and learning tools. “I am very proud and honored to be recognized by PAEA, the largest state art education association in the United States, fueled by dedicated, passionate art educators,” said Jackson. Read More

August 20, 2020

Lisa Kay Reappointed as Chair of AECAP

Author: Zachary Vickers

Lisa Kay, Associate Professor and Program Head of Art Therapy has been reappointed as Department Chair of Art Education & Community Arts Practices (AECAP) for a second three-year term through the academic year 2022–23. As chair, Kay has helped reshape the MEd program by emphasizing the identities of the artist-, educator- and arts-based researcher; developed the Art Therapy Program—one of the few undergraduate programs in the United States situated in an art and architecture school within an urban public university—and continued to expand Community Arts Practices to offer socially-engaged art that emphasizes both the creative object and its social implications. Read More

July 24, 2020

Faculty Renee Jackson Publishes Article in Canadian Art Teacher Journal

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler's Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education, Renee Jackson has recently published the article, "Chance Encounters as a Generative Mechanism in Art, Teaching and Research," in Volume 17, No. 1 of Canadian Art Teacher, published by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. The article, co-authored by Jackson and nine Tyler graduate students, is a celebration of the chance encounter as a valuable source of inspiration and knowledge making. It tells the story, from conception to aftermath, of the Palimpsest Portrait Project—an arts-based research project that both emerged from such an encounter and begat further such encounters during Tyler's Contemporary Issues in Art Education class in 2017. Read More

May 15, 2019

Tyler Art Education 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

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

March 28, 2019

Summer Course - Rule Breakers and Makers: Artist, Identity, Society

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Rule Breakers and Makers: Artist, Identity, Society How does society shape and influence artists? How do artists find their individual voices and make an impact? Explore your own creative vision as you take inspiration from artists in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in this two-week long collaboration with Art Education, Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Structured looking, responding, and connecting led by Art Museum Educators builds a foundation for intensive studio practice exploring a variety of materials and media.    SCHEDULE July 22 - August 2   Monday through Friday   9:30am-1:30pm Course taught by  Carol Royer, Tyler Art Education Faculty member and PMA educators and curators. Sessions include in-depth and behind-the-scenes explorations of original works of art Read More

May 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Anonymous

Each year, the Art Education Department presents exhibitions of work done by student teachers and their pupils for display at the Stella Elkins Gallery. This year, four student teachers displayed the products of their time at a variety of schools as community members gathered in fellowship to appreciate the art made by friends and loved ones. Wendy Osterweil, the supervising professor of this group of students, was one of the Tyler officials present for this installation. “What’s unique about this show is that it’s a rather small group. Each student put a lot of time into this exhibition, and it shows.” The student teachers exhibiting were Brooke Mulroy, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

May 8, 2018

Rachel Brandoff Art Therapy Talk

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff about art therapy with families in crisis and trauma. Rachel is the coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization and Community and Trauma Counseling at Jefferson University. We were surprised to hear that trauma is  “not the exception, it’s the norm.” After an informative talk about how art therapists work with people who have experienced  trauma, we did little art activity with Dr. Brandoff’s favorite art material – pipe cleaners. We were instructed to focus on one personal goal, could be big or small, and the second part, we have to focus on a larger community goal and how our personal goal could connect to that. Some people connected their personal goals, and others linked them to a bigger sculpture. Make sure you’re following us so you don’t miss out on other events like this!   Read More

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