Art Education

Empowering youth to be leaders through artmaking

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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 16 sites across Philadelphia each year, studying everything from entrepreneurship to environmental stewardship through an artistic lens.

Rolling admission is now open. The winter session begins the week of January 8, with twice a week programming at 5 middle school sites (ages 10-13), 5 high school sites (ages 14-22), 2 Restorative Practices Youth sites, and our open enrollment studio space


The most important thing I learned through my experience with Mural Arts is the passion to create art and express your ideas of freedom through it.

- Jock, former Foundations & Innovations student Enroll Today

100% graduation rate for seniors enrolled in Art Education programming


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


82% 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 Natalie Gearin at or 215-685-0726. For information about internship opportunities, please visit the Summer Internship page. 


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Foundations & Innovations (Ages 10 – 18)

Murals on the Move

Restorative Practices Youth (Ages 10 – 21)

Arts Integration (Ages 14 – 18)

Apprenticeship Program (Ages 18 – 21)

Mural Arts Summer WorkReady