Art Education

The Art Education area serves and celebrates the community that surrounds it. Its programs send talented teachers into neighborhood schools, enliven the visual landscape with inspiring public artwork and enrich the cultural climate of the city by sponsoring multi-media and performing arts collaborations.

Teaching certification coursework prepares students to qualify for the PA Teaching Certification in Art for grades K–12. The program accomplishes this through combining a rigorous course of study in studio art, art history, art education, education and Temple’s General Education curriculum, with field placements in Philadelphia schools at all grade levels, which allows students to pinpoint their interests and teaching capabilities.

Upcoming Events

  • May 09, 2019
  • 9:30am

The Temple University Commencement Ceremony takes place at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St, Philadelphia. This is a University-wide...

  • May 10, 2019
  • 10:00am

The Tyler School of Art congratulates and honors its class of 2019 in a school-wide ceremony in McGongigle Hall - 1800 North Broad Street...

Lecture Series and Seminars

  • April 05, 2018
  • 11:00am

Thursday April 5 at 11am in Fibers 250 Sujan Chitrakar is a Nepalese artist who currently is the Academic Program Coordinator and an Assi...

  • April 05, 2018
  • 11:00am

Sujan Chitrakar is a Nepalese artist who currently is the Academic Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor for Kathmandu Universit...

News

  • The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

    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, fou...

  • Tyler Carnival Succeeds Yet Again

    With the school year coming to an end, students have been looking for ways to unwind and celebrate completed projects, finished finals and for some, graduation. The Ty...

  • Rachel Brandoff Art Therapy Talk

    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...

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    Jennifer DiCesare Galati

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    Jennifer entered Tyler’s MEd in Art Education program as a fifth-year public high school art teacher in Delran, New Jersey. While completing her coursework at Tyler, she remained a full-time classroom teacher and focused her research on arts integration. Throughout the course of her graduate study, Jennifer was able to transform her classroom into a holistic, process-based studio environment that encouraged students to explore cross-curricular themes. Since graduating in 2016, Jennifer has worked with teachers in her district to develop an integrated curriculum that addresses the educational needs of students. Most notably, she established the art instructor’s role for her district's S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engieering, Art, and Math) summer camp, provided Arts Infusion workshops for teachers participating in professional development, and is currently in the process of developing an integrated art course on contemporary issues. In addition, she has also worked as an art instructor with Drexel University to pilot their S.T.E.A.M. summer camp and presented her research via an art installation at the Pennsylvania Art Educators Association conference. More

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    November 05, 2018

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    Geoffrey Jackson Scott lecture, "Engagement: Advancing Equity and Access in Arts + Culture"

    November 05, 2018

    Geoffrey Jackson Scott, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Peoplmovr will deliver a public lecture entitled "Engagement: Advancing Equit

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    Threads of Thought with Jennifer Galati Dicesare, Tyler MEd Alumni

    October 29, 2018

    Join us on October 29, 2018 as Jennifer Galati Dicesare, Tyler MEd Alumni presents "Threads of Thought: Exploring your research through m

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    Process/Pedagogy: Artwork of MED Graduate Students

    September 19, 2018

    Process/Pedagogy is a collaborative exhibition celebrating the studio art practices of the Graduate students of Tyler School of Art's Art

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    May 8, 2018

    Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff a

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    Annual Art of Student Teaching Show

    April 25, 2018

    Organized and curated by Tyler's pre-service art teachers, this show features artwork from Philadelphia area K-12 students. The exhibitio

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    Sujan Chitrakar artist talk THURSDAY!

    April 05, 2018

    Thursday April 5 at 11am in Fibers 250 Sujan Chitrakar is a Nepalese artist who currently is the Academic Program Coordinator and an Assi

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    Annual Artist As Educators Alumni Show

    April 3, 2018

    On Sunday February 25th the reception was held for the Second Annual Art Education and Community Arts Practices Alumni Show “The Artist

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    Urban Art Educators Presentations

    April 04, 2018

    On Wednesday, April 4th, Art Education and Community Arts Practices will host presentations by two Art Educators who have served urban en

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    VISITING ARTIST: SUJAN CHITRAKAR

    April 05, 2018

    Sujan Chitrakar is a Nepalese artist who currently is the Academic Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor for Kathmandu Universit

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    Big Is Beautiful Show Reception

    March 26, 2018

    Here are some pictures of the Underground Gallery “Big is Beautiful” reception showcasing artwork created by Thomas Holme school! The wor

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    Clay Programs of Excellence: Philadelphia Area High Schools

    January 12, 2017

    This is the 7th Annual Clay Programs of Excellence exhibition, made possible by the collaboration between Temple University Tyler School

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    A Taste of Tyler

    March 16, 2018

    Join us for an afternoon of taste-testing through hands-on art making and learning workshops with Tyler's Art and Art Education and Commu

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    Clay Programs of Excellence

    January 28, 2018

    Join us for the 8th Annual Clay Programs of Excellence exhibition, made possible by the collaboration between Temple University Tyler Sch

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    Art of Student Teaching Show Reception

    December 18, 2017

    On Sunday December 3rd, an estimated 600 people came to the Art of Student Teaching Exhibition! This exhibition was organized and curated

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    Beth Feldman Brandt - Speaking On Teaching Artists' Resources

    November 07, 2017

    Come to Tyler room B86 on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:00AM to 11:20AM to hear Beth Feldman Brandt, executive director of the Bartol Fou

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    Michelle Ortiz - Teaching Artist & Muralist

    November 14, 2017

    Come to Tyler room B86 on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:00am to 11:20am for a discussion and presentation by Michelle Ortiz, teaching ar

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    Implicit Intersections - Artwork of MED Graduate Students

    September 20, 2017

    Implicit Intersections is a collaborative exhibition celebrating the studio art practices of the Graduate students of Tyler School of Art

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    Ver de lejos / To See From Afar

    August 28, 2017

    This month the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department presents Ver de lejos/To See From Afar.  Ver de lejos/To See from Af

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    SpArc Philadelphia at Tyler

    May 2, 2017

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices and Art Therapy Departments were proud to host a reception celebrating the artists of

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    Art of Student Teaching 2017

    April 19, 2017

    Organized and curated by Tyler's pre-service art teachers, this show features artwork from Philadelphia area K-12 students. The exhibitio

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    Urban Art Educators: Questions and Answers About Teaching in Philadelphia Schools

    April 05, 2017

    In this informal panel, student teachers will prepare questions for four Philadelphia art educators. Carly Najera, Bob LaJoie, Marie Elci

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    March 23, 2017

    Join Tyler's Art Education program alumni this month as they share their experiences at this year's National Art Education Association Co

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    I-DEN-TI-TY CRI-SIS // SpArc Philadelphia

    March 04, 2017

    How does the outside world see me? And how is it different from how I see myself? The artists of SpArc Services’ Cultural Arts Center ask

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    Answered: Burning Questions About a Career in Art Therapy

    March 07, 2017

    Interested in a career in Art Therapy? Denise Wolf, ATR-BC, LPC of Drexel University is visiting Tyler to answer your questions! Her lect

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    February 23, 2017

    Join Tyler's Art Education program alumni as they share their classroom experiences, show off student artwork, and demonstrate new lesson

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    What Children's Art Reveals: A Child Art Therapy Primer for the Art Classroom

    February 28, 2017

    What Children's Artwork Reveals: A Child Art Therapy Primer for the Art Classroom Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 // 1:45 - 2:45PM // Room B

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    The Art of Recovery: An Exhibit of Work by Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders

    February 21, 2017

    On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, the Renfrew Center Foundation is bringing an exhibition of work by women recovering from eating disorder

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    January 19, 2017

    Join Tyler's Art Education program alumni as they share their classroom experiences, show off student artwork, and demonstrate new lesson

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    December 5, 2016

    Every month, alumni of Tyler's Art Education program return to campus for Early Career Art Teacher meet-ups. These meetings are fun, supp

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    The Art of Student Teaching 2016

    November 30, 2016

    Organized by Tyler's preservice art teachers, this show features art work from Philadelphia-area K-12 students. The exhibition will be in

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    MEd Candidate Presents at PAEA

    October 10, 2016

    What does the art of make-up aging teach us about value and form? MEd candidate Molly Porter, a former Hollywood makeup artist, delivered

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    Cross Pollination

    October 05, 2016

    Featuring the work of Tyler Art Education alumni in juxtaposition with the work of their students, Cross Pollination is an exhibition tha

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    SPARC Artists Visit Tyler!

    September 28, 2016

    On Thursday, September 22nd, artists from SPARC visited Tyler for a reception celebrating their current exhibition in Tyler's Underground

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    MEDIA: Artwork by M.Ed Students

    September 21, 2016

    MEDIA: Artwork by M.Ed Students is an exhibition of new work by Tyler Art Education graduate students. The show will be open in Stella El

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    Gigantic Extravaganza: Large Scale Art by SPARC Artists

    September 22, 2016

    Join us this Thursday from 4 - 5:30PM for a reception celebrating Gigantic Extravaganza: Large Scale Art by SpARC Artists! This exhibitio

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    Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

    April 28, 2015

    Tyler's Art Education Program held its Spring Art of Student Teaching show this past Sunday. In the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, students

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    The Artasia Project: A Community Arts Invastion

    October 07, 2016

    The Artasia Project: A Community Arts Invasion is a presentation that will be given by Professor Renee Jackson during the 2016 PAEA (Penn

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    Yoga of Manifestation: Movement, Artmaking & Possibilities

    October 09, 2016

    Yoga of Manifestation: Movement, Artmaking & Possibilities is a workshop presented by Professor Lisa Kay and Sarah Kolker. Through yo

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    Fireflies & Hair Stories: Identity and Agency Through Visual Arts for Girls

    October 08, 2016

    Fireflies & Hair Stories: Identity and Agency Through Visual Arts for Girls is a workshop presented by Professor Lisa Kay and Veronic

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    In Light and Color: A Workshop Presented by Carol Saylor

    September 01, 2016

    The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department and Graduate Activity Funds are proud to present a workshop presented by Carol

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    Lisa Kay and Wendy Osterweil to Lead Professional Development Workshops for Philadelphia School District

    April 26, 2016

    Professors Wendy Osterweil and Lisa Kay will give professional development workshops for the School District of Philadelphia art teachers

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    Unwritten: MEd Artist Book Exhibition

    April 18, 2016

    Unwritten is a group exhibition organized by Tyler's MEd Contemporary Issues in Art Education class, featuring the work of Valentina Wilc

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    Re:search: The Art(ist) Education (An MEd Thesis Exhibition)

    April 18, 2016

    Graduating M.E.d students Nora Baglivo, Ashley Blubaugh, and Jennifer DiCesare Galati will be exhibiting their thesis work from April 18t

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    The Art of Student Teaching 2016

    April 20, 2016

    Come to the Art of Student Teaching show! Put on by Temple/Tyler student art teachers in Philadelphia-area schools, the show features wor

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    Bus Trip to Teachers College, NYC

    April 05, 2016

    Art Education is taking a field trip! Join Art Ed students on a trip to Teachers College in NYC, where Mary Hafeli will speak about her b

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    The Artist-Educator: Maintaining Your Art Practice

    April 04, 2016

    Join Tyler alums Marie Elcin (MEd '12) & Robyn Miller ('80) for a panel presentation on maintaining your own artistic practice as an

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler!

    March 15, 2016

    Last Thursday, Tyler's Art Education Department was proud to once again host a meeting for Early Career Art Teachers (ECAT). It was a won

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    Urban Art Educators

    March 16, 2016

    Urban art educators Walter Myrick (B.S., '10) and Beth Pulcinella (M. Ed., '14) will speak about their experiences as teaching artists in

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    Lead Act Transform II: Share Your Vision

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Lead, Inspire, Hope: A Trauma-informed Art Education

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Artful Coalitions: Challenging Adverse Adolescent Girls' Experiences through Art

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Yes, and…: Enlivening the Classroom With Quick Contemporary Art Activities

    March 17, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference in Chic

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    Drawing the Visible and Invisible in Art and Science

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference in Chic

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    Philosophy of Education, Imagination, and Art Teaching: Implications for Practice

    March 18, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is headed to the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chic

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    Philadelphia Theater Company Workshop

    February 24, 2016

    The Philadelphia Theater Company is presenting a workshop on improvisational theater techniques! This workshop is perfect for preservice

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    January 19, 2016

    Tyler's Art Education program is proud to sponsor and support this semester’s Early Career Art Teacher (ECAT) meetings at Tyler! These ge

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    Applications Due for Fall Art Education Interns and Student Teachers

    March 01, 2016

    October 1st is the deadline for applications for Spring 2016 Internships and Student Teachers. Applications can be dropped off at B088 in

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    The Art of Student Teaching

    December 02, 2015

    Come to the Art of Student Teaching show! Put on by Tyler student art teachers, the show features work by K-12 students from Philadelphia

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    Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler

    September 17, 2015

    The Early Career Art Teachers group hosts gatherings for early career art teachers and recent art ed alums to meet each other and offer s

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    Urban Art Educators

    October 21, 2015

    Urban art educators Walter Myrick (B.S., '10) and Tim Gibbon (MEd, '15) will speak about their experiences as teaching artists in Philade

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    Be A Sport

    July 02, 2015

    Leah Modigliani, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies,has work included in The Art Gallery of Mississauga's exhibition Be a Sport, which

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    Uncommon Core: Artwork by MEd Graduate Students

    September 23, 2015

    Come see the work of Tyler's Art Education graduate students!  This show is a sampling of the diverse work produced by teaching artists i

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    Applications Due for Spring Interns and Student Teachers

    October 01, 2015

    October 1st is the deadline for applications for Spring 2016 Internships and Student Teachers. Applications can be dropped off at B088 in

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    The Art of Student Teaching

    April 21, 2015

    Come to the Art of Student Teaching show! Put on by Temple/Tyler student art teachers at area schools, the show features work by students

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    Art Education Student Exhibition

    January 14, 2015

    People from all walks of life fill Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery within the Tyler School of Art. The walls are adorned with colorful pieces

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    Applications Due for Fall Interns and Student Teachers

    March 01, 2015

    March 1st is the deadline for applications for Fall 2015 Internships and Student Teachers. Application can be dropped off at B088 in Tyle

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    Caperucita Roja and the Big Bad Wolf

    May 14, 2014

    Once upon a time… 7 months ago, Marion Ramirez (MFA Dance), Tim Gibbon (Med Art Education), and Desiree Bender (Med Art Education) met Wi

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    Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference 2014

    October 31, 2014

      Presentations and Presenters Papercuts: Create a Web of Life, Associate Professor Wendy Osterweil Create paper cuts inspired by f

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    Dr. Lisa Kay Featured in Temple News

    February 25, 2015

    Firefly Illuminations, Dr. Lisa Kay's work with Carson Valley Children's Aid, was on show at the Woodmere Museum until February 22nd, 201

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    "Radical Jewish Philadelphia" at the Hidden City Philadelphia Festival

    June 09, 2013

    BILLY YALOWITZ and students from the Community Arts Practices program at Tyler School of Art will present “Radical Jewish Philadelphia,”

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    National Art Education Convention

    April 8, 2013

    Wendy Osterweil presented “Puppetry Partners: Engaged Responses to African American Art" and Lisa Kay was a Panelist, “Silence, Neutralit

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