ArtWell Spotlight

ArtWell Leaders Convene for Annual Board Retreat

On Sunday, November 12th, ArtWell leaders convened for the annual Board Retreat. We were proud to officially welcome our new members, David Brown, Sara Richmond and Angela Steel, and to spend an afternoon together to focus on building connections to one another and our mission. The board and staff engaged in meaningful activities and generative […]

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Embodying Values and Finding Sanctuaries in Time

A Message From ArtWell Executive Director Susan Teegen Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to be back after having an opportunity to personally live out the ethos of our ArtWell programs throughout my Sabbatical. Thanks to your dedicated support and that of our Board and staff, our programs never missed a beat—more on this exciting work below. […]

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ArtWell Founder, Executive Director Awarded 2017 Crawford Achievement Prize

Above photo (left to right): Susan Teegen, ArtWell Founder and Executive Director; Pina Templeton, NRF Trustee from PA; and Bob Stuart, President, NRF Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of the National Recreation Foundation. In recognition of her service to the youth of Philadelphia, the National Recreation Foundation presented its 2017 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize to […]

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A Summer of Reflection and Growth

This month marks the beginning of an exciting summer of reflection and growth for both ArtWell and our Founder and Executive Director, Susan Teegen, as she embarks on a three month Sabbatical. This is one of the many ways ArtWell lives out our values and embodies the practices of imagination, exploration, personal reflection and transformation […]

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Going Beyond the Art Room

Going Beyond the Art Room On April 1st, as part of the Moore College of Art & Design 2017 Art Education Spring Symposium, Julia Terry and Kris Smith of ArtWell led more than 100 participants (3 rotating sessions) under the connecting theme of “Fostering Social Emotional Learning and Social Justice through Arts Partnerships.” Julia and Kris […]

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Teaching Artists Fall 2016 Orientation

Amazing orientation with our teaching artist cohort today, building facilitation skills and doing hard and important reflecting on our identities, teaching practice and social justice. It’s going to be a great year! Visit us on Facebook to view more photos from the days activities. ArtWell Teaching Artists 2016 Mission Statement WE can ignite the creative […]

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Lessons from an Art Teacher, from the Bartol Archive

Bartol Foundation recently re-issued ArtWell Award Honoree Lynne Horoschak’s 1999 fellowship documentary ‘Lessons from an Art Teacher’ online. Things change. Things stay the same. Fifteen years after Lynne Horoschak was named the 1999 George Bartol Arts in Education Fellow, the story of her decades as a Philadelphia public school art teacher is still relevant and […]

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Battle for More Arts in Education

This season at ArtWell, we have an exciting inspirational new voice joining our teaching artist team. Eric Battle will be partnering with poet and ArtWell veteran, Angel Hogan in teaching at the Durham branch of the Philadelphia Free Library. Through Hogan’s poetry and Battle’s drawing, students will become creative storytellers, sharing personal narratives and envisioning […]

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ArtWell Student Turned Teaching Artist!

This week, we are thrilled at the opportunity to share an interview with ArtWell’s first student to turn teaching artist: Markcus Gill! Markcus had been a student of ArtWell for over three years, and began working as one of our teaching artists in January 2012. After receiving a flyer from his advanced placement adviser in […]

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