Art Start and DigiStart are both unique full scholarship summer programs developed for talented students enrolled in Philadelphia School District Public or Charter High Schools, who would not otherwise have the occasion to study visual art on an extra-curricular basis. Tyler School of Art is proud to provide this opportunity for students to advance their creative abilities. Open to students entering 11th and 12th grades, Tyler Art Start and DigiStart run for 4 weeks each summer. Motivated students interested in exploring their artistic talents are nominated by teachers and counselors for admission into one of the two programs. This nomination is an honor, granting attendees the opportunity to participate in studio classes held in the state of the art Tyler facilities on Temple University’s Main Campus.
Students who attend Art Start take classes in 2D and 3D, and the program assists those students interested in applying to art schools in developing portfolio pieces in drawing, painting and sculpture. Art Start participants explore a variety of drawing mediums, as they expand their grasp of the importance of drawing from direct observation. They also work with both conventional and non-conventional materials to investigate sculptural methods and forms. DigiStart provides a time and place where students can come together to learn, interact, discuss and explore digital media. Students study digital and interactive media programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. The intention of both Art Start and DigiStart is to aid students in their development of the fundamental principles of art. For details on the nomination process please visit the Art Start or DigiStart pages.