Student Projects

March 21, 2014

Sculpture Student Sends Message With Reclaimed Materials

Author: Kayla Cropper

J. Thaddeus Lutz received the opportunity of a lifetime when he began his internship with Darla Jackson at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. After the junior sculpture major took a 3D wood shop class with Ryan McCartney, he told McCartney that he was interested in trying to cast metal. That was when McCartney recommended that Lutz check out the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. "Eventually, he got in contact with Darla Jackson and he just asked her if she needed an intern," Lutz said. "I started it, fell in love with it, and now I'm really good friends with Darla and it's awesome." Lutz's primary role at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is to help Jackson with creating her work and maintaining the shop. His work there also gives him access to their studios, equipment and scrap materials for his own use. Read More

January 31, 2014

Morgan Gilbreath's The Ground Beneath My Feet

Author: Kayla Cropper

Senior Morgan Gilbreath came to Tyler because she wanted to take on a double major, a school that was not just an art school, and to be in an urban environment. She is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in Glass, a BA in Art History, and a certificate in Community Arts from Tyler. In the past year, Gilbreath has been awarded the Tyler School of Art Partner Scholarship, had an article published in Cleaver Magazine, and had an original piece installed in Temple Contemporary. With the money awarded to Gilbreath from the scholarship, she was able to study kiln-formed glass and public art at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington this past summer. Read More

January 25, 2014

Corinne Bishop Finishes Diamond Research Scholars Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

Diamond Scholar recipient Corinne Bishop has spent the last semester working on researching, finding inspiration, and creating her jewelry collection, "Material Lineage." The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives Temple students the chance to focus on a research or creative arts project during their summer and fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Emily Moerer, explains that the faculty-mentored research program promotes high-impact activity to enhance student learning. “The program is intended to provide funding in the form of a stipend so that selected students can devote their time during the summer to advancing their academic goals,” Moerer said. As a junior Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major, this opportunity became a chance for Bishop to work on a project that would showcase her skills in jewelry making. Bishop received $2,500 to work on her pieces. Read More

January 24, 2014

Temple Architecture Thesis Students Receive Grants

Author: Rashida Ng

Images above: (L to R): “Wish” by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada and “Sand Worm” by Marco Casagrande; Melhissa Carmona's Thesis: Revealing the Coffee Landscape Temple Architecture B.Arch. thesis students, Melhissa Carmona, Carolina Giraldo and Brandon Youndt, were awarded grants by the Temple University Research Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University's Schools and Colleges. Read More

December 13, 2013

Photography Student Works on Susquehanna River Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

After taking her first darkroom class in high school, Havre de Grace native Hannah Close fell in love with photography. When she decided to further her education, Close found that Tyler's Photography Department was a fit for her. "I wanted to be further away from home than Baltimore, and Philly is a great city," Close said. "Both of my parents went to Temple, plus Tyler was a beautiful, brand new facility. By far the nicest facilities of any of the art schools I applied to." Now Close is a senior and has recently been awarded both a Diamond Peers Teaching Award and a CARAS Project Grant. With the grant, Close was awarded $1,900 to spend next semester assisting with research and production on a project at the Susquehanna River. Read More

October 5, 2013

Cookies, Coffee, and Student Art

Author: Kayla Cropper

Every Wednesday, the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery hosts the Cookie Jar and Java event. Guests are welcome to enjoy free coffee and cookies while viewing student art. On October 2, the gallery featured work from students in Karyn Olivier's installation class. "Basically each room is a group of four and the groups were assigned randomly," Painting Senior Austin Burkey said. "We had to make something that altered the space in some way. So we all just brainstormed and went through many, many, many different ideas." While Burkey's group was assigned to the first room, Junior Sculpture major Jessica Foster's group altered the middle room. "We chose to build a wall and we wanted to create a seclusion from the gallery space," Foster said. "A place for people to seek comfort and relax and let go." Read More

September 10, 2013

GAID MFA Student Wins "Design Ignites Change" Fellowship

Author: Kelly Holohan

Graphic & Interactive Design MFA student, Noopur Agarwal, was awarded the 2013 Design Ignites Change Student Fellowship. Noopur's project, Nashta Exchange was created in Professor Kelly Holohan's graduate thesis course last Spring where the assignment theme was "Crisis". With Nashta Exchange, U.S. high school students learn to cook/sell Pav Bhaji, a popular Indian dish, locally at their very own food stall where all of the proceeds go towards buying  meals for underprivileged high schoolers in India. Nashta Exchange provides the students with tool kits featuring everything they need to get started. Read More

May 9, 2013

Architecture Students Create Spatial Experiences

Author: Kayla Cropper

Professor Robert Trempe’s capstone course Architectural Design VI gives students the opportunity to take on a special topic in architectural design. “The students are expected to learn about new techniques in full-scale architectural manufacturing including the translation of complex computational geometries and physical production employing CNC [Computer Numerical Control] technologies,” Trempe said. For this studio, students are required to complete two installations, “Patterned Porosity” and “Sequential Conversations.” For “Patterned Porosity,” students used Styrofoam insulation to design a group installation in the window bay of the corridor between the Tyler Cafe and the Architecture building. Read More

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