Art Therapy

November 16, 2017

Art Therapy Class Visits Magee Rehabilitation

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Art Therapy students had a valuable chance to meet with Art Therapist Julie Nolan at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital! After a discussion on the varieties of approaches to art therapy and the connections to relational aesthetics, Julie took students on a complete tour of the facility. She also explained what the experience is like for patients, and provided insight on real life experiences of a practicing art therapist.  The art throughout the building, made by patients, shares stories about each artist. During the tour students learned to critique artwork in a non-analytical way, viewing  and viewed it as any other type of artwork. Read More

May 2, 2017

Professional Development for Teachers at 'A Taste of Tyler'

Author: issarevell

Tyler recently invited 40 Philadelphia School District teachers to 'A Taste of Tyler', a set of professional development workshops delivered by Tyler faculty. Workshops included a therapeutic bead collage exercise, a book-making demonstration, a printmaking demonstration (pictured above), a community arts exercise, and an exploration of 'play' in the classroom. Read More

May 2, 2017

SpArc Philadelphia at Tyler

Author: issarevell

Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices and Art Therapy Departments were proud to host a reception celebrating the artists of SpArc Services’ Cultural Arts Center exhibition, "Identity Crisis". The show was an exhibition of new work exploring the dichotomy between how people with disabilities represent themselves and how they are perceived by those around them. 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

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