Art Education

Empowering youth to be leaders through artmaking

Dedication for Isaac Lin's Start From Here. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Connect to art. Connect with us. 

Art has the power to open doors and therefore is an essential component of each young person’s education. Mural Arts’ 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.

We believe we have the responsibility to inspire the next generation of leaders in our society, 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 provides a special combination of in-school and after-school arts-based programming for over 2,000 students at 25 sites across Philadelphia. Students participate in a wide variety of activities, studying everything from entrepreneurship to environmental stewardship through an artistic lens. 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. Art Education murals and projects can be found on surfaces across Philadelphia, giving students a tangible reminder of how they have made an impact on our city.

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 Kathryn Poole at kathryn.poole@muralarts.org or 215-685-0726.

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