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Back to Blog April 18, 2016

New Teaching Artist Course Offered in Fall 2016!

Author: tuf71058

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a new 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 2016 Thursdays, Tyler room B85 4:30-7:00 pm (3 credits)

contact: Wendy Osterweil;, office B90

All students will complete a minimum of 20 hours in a field experience practicum.


Course Overview: This course presents students from all arts fields with career options as teaching artists.  Teaching artists are professional, practicing artists who collaborate with community and school leaders to create arts-based experiences in a variety of settings including: arts organizations, social service programs, health facilities, public libraries, senior centers, prisons, museums, and schools. Students will research existing resources for teaching artists, learn advocacy strategies, grant writing skills, and participate in direct field experience.  Guest teaching artists and community arts administrators will provide presentations and workshops.  Graduate students will conduct direct fieldwork and site-specific research will examine the intersections of one's personal art practices and community-based art education. The experiential component will be accompanied by scholarly inquiry into the role and relevance of artistic engagement in public life. 

Possible Philadelphia fieldwork sites include: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos, ArtWell, Asian Arts Initiative, Fleisher Art Memorial, Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Mural Arts – Restorative Justice and other programs, Musicopia, Norris Square Neighborhood  Project, Philadanco, Philadelphia Folklore Project, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Philly Youth Poetry Movement, Scribe Video Center, Spiral Q, Taller Puertorriqueño, The Clay Studio, The Print Center, Village of Arts and Humanities