Art Education

May 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Kylie Doyle

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

April 24, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Offered in Fall 2018

Author: Michael Smaczylo

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a course designed for artists looking to expand their teaching experiences. Students from all fields are welcome to register!   ARTE 3202/5202   Artist Educators in Communities   Fall 2018 Tuesdays, Tyler room B86 9:00-11:20 am (3 credits)   contact: Wendy Osterweil; woster@temple.edu, office B90   Read More

April 17, 2018

Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

Author: Kylie Doyle

There’s a new major coming to Tyler that many have been excited for over the past few years! In Fall 2017, Art Therapy came to campus as a new Bachelor of Arts degree. With a new major comes a lot of questions, so I took the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lisa Kay, one of the advocates for Art Therapy as a major at Temple. Dr. Kay, along with many others, has been working on the creation of this major for some time now and was happy to answer some of the questions that I had about the major. “The major came about over a long period of time,” Dr. Kay stated. “We started to have conversations in 2013. Getting a new degree through bureaucratic channels took quite some time. Tyler Admissions fielded emails from students interested in the degree for a long time, with the Foundations Department and Visual Studies program also keeping tabs on interest from students. We moved forward after establishing that there was interest amongst the student body.” Read More

April 3, 2018

Annual Artist As Educators Alumni Show

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Sunday February 25th the reception was held for the Second Annual Art Education and Community Arts Practices Alumni Show “The Artist as Educator” at Tyler School of Art’s Atrium. The Show featured works by Tyler Art Education alumni and their students. This show celebrated the difficult task of balancing studio practice and teaching practice.    View more photos on the Tyler Art Education and Community Arts Practices Instagram Page! Read More

April 3, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Visits Russell Craig Exhibition

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Students in the AECAP Department's "Artists Teaching in Communities" course recently visited the Philadelphia Magic Gardens' Russell Craig Exhibition. From the Magic Gardens' website: "Craig makes art on court documents, prison paperwork, and discarded items to convey how art helped him overcome a tumultuous time in his life. Read More

March 26, 2018

Big Is Beautiful Show Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some pictures of the Underground Gallery “Big is Beautiful” reception showcasing artwork created by Thomas Holme school! The work exhibited a variety of mediums, color, textures, and cultures. Thomas Holme’s art teacher, Ms. Roksana Potocki, completed the Art Education program from Tyler School of Art in 2009 and also holds a Masters Degree in Education and is bilingual in Polish and English. She is also certified in English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor and is an expert in arts integration. The goal of her classroom is to teach, and develop an understanding and appreciation for art. Ms. Potocki embraces the diversity and includes the study of cultures in her lesson planning. She also supports the homeroom teachers and integrates literacy themes in her classroom. Read More

February 1, 2018

Follow the Intro to Art Education Class' Blog!

Author: Michael Smaczylo

If you're interested in following the journey of our Spring 2018 Art Education students, head over to Tumblr to follow their class blog! The site will feature updates from class, personal reflections, and details on the process of going from artist to artist-educator, led by their professor, Dr. Renee Jackson. Read More

January 25, 2018

Pepón Osorio wins College Art Association's 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

January keeps getting better for Pepón Osorio, Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at the Tyler School of Art. The College Art Association (CAA) announced today that Pepón had been named the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement—only nine days after learning he had won a United States Artists fellowship. Pepón is the first artist of Puerto Rican descent to win the award. In a press release, CAA cited his "meticulous installations incorporating the memories, experiences and cultural and religious iconography of Latino communities and family dynamics." He joins a select 31-member club. Previous winners of the award include Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer and Nancy Spero. The award will be presented on Feb. 21, the first day of the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. For more details, read our full-length story. Read More

December 19, 2017

AECAP Professor Dr.Lisa Kay's Work To Be Published In Forthcoming Art therapy Book

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Congratulations to Tyler School of Art, Art Education and Community Arts Practices Professor Lisa Kay whose work is published in the forthcoming book, Art for Children Experiencing Psychological Trauma: A Guide for Educators and School-Based Professionals. This timely and groundbreaking resource is focuses on the relationship between art education and psychological trauma in youth populations. Dr. Kay, a board certified art therapist and art educator, contributed two solo chapters: Children Exposed to Trauma: Children in Crisis and Yellow Bricks: An Approach to Art Teaching. She also co-authored two chapters on understanding the potential for art Making for students experiencing psychological trauma and best practices in pre-service art teacher education and professional development.   Read More

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