Community Arts Practices

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

October 24, 2017

Print Slam 2017 at Tyler Recap

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some photos of Prints Link Philadelphia’s “Print Slam” professional development event, hosted by Tyler School of Art AECAP Department, PAEA Region 12, and Prints Link Philadelphia.  Founded in 2009, Prints Link Philadelphia is an open membership coalition of schools, community arts organizations, museums, art educators, and artists who promote printmaking to Pre-K through 12th grade students in the Greater Philadelphia region. This Print Slam event facilitated art educators to engage as artists with gelatin and trace monotypes printmaking media. These artist educators will bring what they have learned beyond this workshop to their students and classrooms. Read More

October 16, 2017

The Art of Art Education - on view through December 11th!

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Check out the artwork of Tyler Alumni, Tyler Co-op teachers, and friends of Tyler Art Education and Community Arts Practices at The Art of Art Education show in Malvern, PA! Support our local art educators and stop by The Henry Gallery Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm till December 11th. Read More

October 10, 2017

Reception Photos from Implicit Intersections - Artwork of MED Graduate Students

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some pictures from Sunday’s celebratory closing reception for Implicit Intersections!   This was an exhibition showcasing the studio art practices of the Graduate students of Tyler School of Art's Art Education and Community Practices Department. The concept for Implicit Intersections was to celebrate moments when the act of making art intersects with one's development as an educator/researcher.   Implicit Intersections featured the work of the following artists:   Maria La Rosa Benitez John Darling-Wolf Sarah Gregory Laura Hricko Caroline Kulp Kline Maddie Lesage Theresa Murtha Kyle Psulkowski Issa Revell Michael Smaczylo Daphne Smallwood Read More

October 3, 2017

Ver de lejos Exhibition Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Some pictures from last Friday’s Ver De Lejos/To See from Afar show! This gallery showed work from the Mann Older Adult Center bilingual painting course, led by Jamie Forslund. These artists explore themes of memory, heritage, and beauty by connecting their lives in Philadelphia with memories of growing up in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, etc. The reception featured several artists present talking about their process and experience, as well as Art Educator Jamie Forslund talking about her experience teaching in a bilingual community arts program. Forslund highlighted the differences between teaching older adults from teaching children and adolescents, as well as the inspiration for some of the projects in the exhibition.    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 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

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