Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Skin of Bricks, Pins, handmade paper, beeswax, acrylic on board, 16 x 40, Army of Me, Acrylic, ink, felt, wax thread, pins and wood on canvas, 36 x 48, Pagoda's Reach, 2006-2007, Acrylic, felt, paper and pins on board, 10×12
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Celebrating the Heritage of Philadelphia Textile Production
DECEMBER 2nd-31st, 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday, December 2nd, 6-8PM
"For the best part of the century after the Civil War, Philadelphia represented prowess in production, the American apex of skill, versatility and diversity in manufacturing.
No city had a wider range of textile products, churned forth by factories in Kensington, Germantown, Frankford and Manayunk. At the turn of the century, roughly seven hundred separate companies operated in textiles alone, employing some sixty thousand people.
During the month of December, The Design Center at Philadelphia University’s Historic Textile Collection, curated by Sarah E Moore, will create a visual history of Philadelphia’s rich textile heritage within the Art in the Age gallery.
Opening reception and weaving demonstration by Betty Lertdarapong on First Friday, December 2nd."Re-Blogged From:
Art in the Age
Monday, November 28, 2011
Application for Fibers and Material Studies M.F.A., beginning Fall 2012, due Sunday, January 15th, 2012.
TYLER SCHOOL OF ART
Fall: January 15
All applications are evaluated together after the deadline date.
APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.
Letters of Reference: Number Required: 3
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members, gallery directors, and/or curators familiar with the applicant's academic and artistic competence.
Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:
40 undergraduate studio credits and 12 art history credits are required.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:
A baccalaureate degree and a portfolio specific to Fibers and Materials Studies are required.
Statement of Goals:
The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words and should include the following elements: your specific interest in Tyler's program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and artistic achievements.
Standardized Test Scores:
Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.
As a Master of Fine Arts applicant, you must submit a portfolio that consists of 20 images representative of the immediate direction of your work. Portfolios are to be uploaded at https://temple.slideroom.com/, as instructed at the website. SlideRoom requires an additional fee for this service. Original work, slides, CD-ROMs, catalogs, photographs, books, and/or binders are not acceptable substitutes for the SlideRoom portfolio and will not be reviewed or returned.
A resume is required.
Upon approval of the Art Education Coordinator, the student's advisor, and the Associate Dean, up to 9 credits of graduate work completed at Temple University within a five-year period may be transferred into the program. Up to 6 credits of graduate coursework taken at other accredited institutions within the prior five years before matriculation may be considered for transfer into the program after the student has enrolled. No decisions are made until students have successfully completed 15 matriculated semester hours of the degree. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 9.
General Program Requirements:
Total Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 60, including 33-36 credits in Projects and Seminar Classes, 12 credits in Art History, and 12-15 credits in Studio Electives.
Projects and Seminar Classes (33-36 credits):
CRAFTS 8201: Graduate Seminar, Ceramics/Glass/Fibers (4 semesters)
CRAFTS 8383: Graduate Projects, Fibers (4 semesters)
CRAFTS 9384: Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Fibers (1 semester)
CRAFTS 9395: Graduate Thesis Research: Fibers (2 semesters)
TYLER 8000: Interdisciplinary Seminar (1 semester)
Art History (12 credits):
Of the four required courses, two must be Art History Seminar classes chosen from a range of graduate offerings (5000 to 5800 or 8000 to 9980). Please visit the Art History course listing for more information.
Studio Electives (12-15 credits):
Course descriptions can be viewed on the Graduate School website and in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Please note that taking any course under the 5000 level for graduate credit requires prior approval from the studio area head.
Internship: No internship is required.
Language Examination: No language examination is required.
An approved thesis exhibition, written statement of working philosophy, and slide and/or CD portfolio are required at the final review in order to meet the M.F.A. requirements. The thesis exhibition should be the fruit of the two years' studio research and practice in which the student engaged.
The student defends her/his thesis exhibition to the review committee. The committee then evaluates the exhibition as pass with distinction, pass, or fail.
Program Contact Information:
Graduate Admissions Office
Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Interim Fibers and Material Studies Area Head:
C. Pazia Mannella
About the Program
The graduate program in Fibers and Materials Studies is a two-year, 60-credit program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. Our nationally recognized faculty, who bring to the program a reputation for excellence in teaching with a wide range of attitudes and philosophical positions, are complemented by an extensive schedule of visiting artists and critics. Students can also draw from the cultural resources of Philadelphia and the nearby art centers of New York and Washington, DC.
Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years
Campus Location: Main
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Full-time status is required.
Graduate Admissions Office
Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
The focus in Fibers and Materials Studies is augmented and balanced by specially designed graduate-level Art History courses and seminars; a required interdisciplinary seminar; and studio electives that ensure cross-disciplinary contact among students.
Affiliation(s): Not applicable.
Study Abroad: The Crafts area participates in faculty and student exchange programs with the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
Ranking: Not applicable.
Accreditation: This degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Areas of Specialization:
In the Fibers area, equipment is available for traditional and contemporary techniques, including new technologies that allow the development of surface imagery with photographic stencils, as well as the creation of weave structures on a computer AVL loom. Students are encouraged to experiment with the materials, techniques, and concepts previously developed in their work.
The M.F.A. program prepares graduates for careers as professional artists, craftspersons, designers, and educators.
Licensure: Not applicable.
Non-Degree Student Policy: M.F.A. courses are restricted to matriculated students.
The principal duties of a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Academic Intern (AI) include assisting faculty members in preparing apparatus or materials for demonstrations and maintenance and/or monitoring of studio and exhibition areas and equipment.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
in transit, burnished plaster and mixed media with oils, 8x8, alterations 8, mixed media, dress patterns, pins, alteration 5, mixed media, dress patterns, pins, convergence, burnished plaster and mixed media with oils, 10x10
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
"The knowledge of how to make – both everyday objects and highly-skilled creations – is one of humanity’s most precious resources."
Power of Making Exhibition at the V &A
"Even when making is experimental and open-ended, it observes rules. Craft always involves parameters, imposed by materials, tools, scale and the physical body of the maker. Sometimes in making, things go wrong. An unskilled maker, hitting the limits of their ability, might just stop. An expert, though, will find a way through the problem, constantly unfolding new possibilities within the process."
Monday, November 21, 2011
Soft Sculpture: Couch Intervention, Anna DeCaria, Sean Goldinger, Courtney Heavens, and Skyler Patterson, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Saturday, December 3, 2011.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Soft Sculpture: Couch Intervention, Tia Bianchini, Tom Dinardo, Madeleine Hewitt, Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 – Saturday, November 19th, 2011.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thursday, November 10, THE COMMONWEALTH: Artist Lecture with Sonya Clark, Artist and Chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, 7:00 PM, FREE Admission.
Broken Red Circuit, 2006, acrylic, paper/bamboo, nylon, 98 x 118 x 8, winding from pillar to post, 2009, acrylic, paper, bamboo, nylon, 58x47x8, Untitled, 2008, Bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, 148 X 117 X 20 cm
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Visiting Artist Lecture: DANIEL KORNRUMPF, Embroidered Portraits, Room B089, Friday, November 11th 1:30PM-2:30PM, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Brooklyn Bobby, 2007. Hand embroidered on linen, 50" x 44".
Focal Length (detail), 2009. Hand embroidered on linen, 42" x 36".
Austin Texas (detail), 2009. Hand embroidered on canvas, 42" x 36".
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In this age of social media, we're hyper-connected, but something is missing from those virtual networks: the unmistakable reality of touch. The Interdisciplinary Seminar at the Tyler School of Art is excited to present a one-time, tactilely-inclined event. Yo, I'm Soft: A Touch and Feel Petting Zoo invites the Tyler community to engage their sense of touch in an art environment with wallabies, a baby deer, hedgehog, turtle, lamb and a little fox (courtesy of Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo). Guests are strongly encouraged to bring their own costume, clothing article, or item that encourages (or discourages) a tactile experience.