Community Artist Spotlight: Painter and Teacher Doris Staffel

Dorris Staffel brings to the world gifts of compassion and motion through her art. Born in New York in 1921, she studied under the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko during her youth. After high school, she relocated to Philadelphia to study at the Tyler School of Art. Here, she made deep connections with several fellow artists, forming friendships and shaping her technique further. She blossomed in the creative warmth of the artistic community and began to pursue her calling, as both a creator and nurturer of others–as both artist and teacher.

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Cezanne and His Contemporaries: The Philadelphia Art Museum

Cezanne and His Contemporaries: The Philadelphia Art Museum

The Post-Impressionist Painters
The Philadelphia Art Museum is a fantastic place to see Post-Impressionist works of art. There are a number of Cezzane, Seraut, Van Gogh and other pioneers of Post-Impressionist artworks on display at the Philadelphian Art Museum. The Post-Impressionist painters made a radical departure from the Impressionist painters and artists that came before. For instance, the use of color in Post-Impressionist works marked a new style Read more…

Educator Growth with the Act 48 Program

The Act 48 program offers free professional learning workshops for teachers and other educators throughout Pennsylvania.

Courses currently include Assisting Struggling Readers with Texts in Different Context Areas, PA Common Core Subjects, Teacher Evaluations, How Culture Improves Student Achievements, Teaching Writing in the Main Content Areas, Multiple Strategy Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Reading in the Major Content Areas, Solutions that Work, The Winds of Change, Predetermination Undermines the IEP Process, 30 Pointers in 60 Minutes, Classroom Management Creates Better Schools, The Role of Regular Teachers in the IEP Meeting, I Can’t Believe What Just Happened, A Guide to the Code of Ethics Read more…

Teaching a Love of Art: 114 Faculty Exhibition

Artists swarm to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be a part of its well known artistic community. This city boasts one of the biggest museums of art in the United States as well as the famous Philadelphia Art Hotel. The Philadelphia Art Hotel is a hotel that was set up for artists from all over the world so that they can come and work on their art projects. This eclectic hotel is located in the area of East Kensington and is totally free for a two week stay to these aspiring artists.I found some more information Read more…

Residential Art with the Philadelphia Art Hotel

Residential art can improve the quality of the environment in which it is displaced. With the Philadelphia art hotel, there is a resource for offering and making the most out of this art form. Interesting those who may be in a position to benefit the most from any art form is simply a matter of greater education.

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Mural Arts: Celebrating The Roots in Philadelphia

Murals offer the chance to alter the very landscape of a city or urban environment. Creating an artistic icon that will serve as a landmark as well as ensure that the city’s population is in a position to appreciate unique and significant works of art. With a city as rich in history as Philadelphia, mural art offers the chance to celebrate the past and improve the present.

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Revitalizing and Transforming Philadelphia with Mural Arts

Mural arts offer many opportunities to rejuvenate urban environments. Choosing to address the neglect and decay that is so commonly found in large cities with a program that focuses on getting the community involved in the arts offers a two fold advantage. Strengthening the community ties needed to afford a more positive environment, and allowing everyone to benefit from the artistic efforts of those involved.

Transforming Philadelphia’s urban centers with mural arts and other community programs will be able to brighten the city, Read more…

Creating Summer Magic with Fleisher’s Workshops for Children

Making the summer an unforgettable one for the youngest members of your family has never been easier. With Fleisher’s workshops for children, you will be able to make use of an easy way to keep them entertained, stimulated and in a position to enjoy themselves. Learning more about these workshops and what they have to offer can give you a better idea of the opportunity they represent. Enrolling a child in a workshop can give them something that will make their summer Read more…