Art Education

Empowering youth to be leaders through artmaking

Connect to art. Connect with us. 

We believe we have the responsibility to inspire the next generation of leaders, and we strive to ensure that the possibilities are endless. Art Education students have opportunities to:

  • work with locally, nationally, and internationally known artists
  • contribute to major public art projects
  • develop creative portfolios and showcase artwork at exhibitions
  • apply to scholarships, internships, and jobs in the creative sector

The Art Education program helps students across the city unlock their creative capacities, inviting them to take risks, share their experiences, and illustrate the world as they see it. Art becomes a platform for discovery, launching the types of personal and communal experiences that can shape a student’s path for years to come. We provide both in-school and after-school arts-based programming for over 2,000 students at 25 sites across Philadelphia each year, studying everything from entrepreneurship to environmental stewardship through an artistic lens.

Rolling admission is now open for our dynamic after-school arts programs. The fall session begins September 16, with twice-a-week programs at 3 middle school sites (age 10–13) and 9 high school sites (age 14–22).

Art making is no longer about being the best or just having a great skill to show off, it is about using this talent that I have to make a difference in a world bigger than myself.

Alexus Tucker, Former Emerging Muralists Participant Enroll Today
100%

100% graduation rate for seniors enrolled in Art Education programming

4,800

Students spent over 4,800 hours in the classroom with Mural Arts in one year

92%

92% of graduating high school seniors go on to college

How can I learn more? 

For more information on Art Education or any individual Art Education project, please contact administrative manager Jessica Im at jessica.im@muralarts.org or 215-685-0726.

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